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Take a Cocoa Stroll… Your Holiday Beverage Guide

December 23, 2020 - by Brooke Wilson

Take a Cocoa Stroll… Your Holiday Beverage Guide

If you’re looking for a little fresh air with a festive twist, nothing beats a walk under the holiday lights with a warm drink in hand during the Season of Cheer presented by Symetra! Thankfully, there isn’t any shortage of remarkable places in the Heart of Bellevue to snag a holiday bevvy, coffee or tea. We rounded up a few great spots to fuel your next Downtown adventure.

Woods Coffee - Hotel 116

With several locations Downtown, easily grab a limited edition drink like a toasty Peppermint Bark Latte or Candy Cane Cold Brew. Grab it to-go and sip away as you finish up your holiday shopping, or dethaw your frozen fingers out on the oversized outdoor patio, centered around a double-sided fireplace for ample warmth. And don't miss their bright reusable cups - nab a thoughtful stocking stuffer, all in one fell swoop!

Address: 625 116th Avenue

Third Culture Coffee

For exquisitely crafted single origin coffee, look no further than Third Culture Coffee, where you’ll find a variety of ethically sourced coffee profiles like Guatemala Aragon and Ethiopian Guji. Top tier ingredients paired with a respect for authentic recipes straight from the source are what separates Third Culture from the crowd. And if coffee isn’t your cup of tea (ha!), try one of their seasonal specialties.

Address: 80 102nd Avenue

Caffe Ladro

Caffe Ladro offers beverages for any occasion. Browse a broad range of eclectic combinations like the Yankee Dog (essentially an Americano served with steamed milk and a hint of cinnamon) to a Medici (a concoction mixed with chocolate syrup, steamed milk and topped with an orange peel). Or, stick with a classic cappuccino dressed in layers of velvety steamed milk and delicious espresso.

Address: 333 108th Ave NE


Dote Coffee Bar

Located in Lincoln South Food Hall, your nose will point you in the right direction once it catches a whiff of Dote Coffee's signature aroma! Forged from the collective genius of coffee connoisseur Sarah Doud and internationally renowned pastry chef and chocolatier Ewald Notter, you’ll find excellent hot cocoas and direct-trade coffee roasted in small batches. Download the Dote Coffee Bar app for contactless payment, too.

Address: 500 Bellevue Way NE


Honor Coffee

Not just a java joint - sip on scrumptious holiday drinks like an Eggnog Latte or Caramel Cider from Honor Coffee, guaranteed to enchant your senses during the season! Between herbal and oolong, treat yourself to any number of loose leaf tea varieties. Plus, earn brownie points with the kids thanks to tasty refreshments like Italian sodas, smoothies or hand-crafted shakes - we know those aren't warm, but they sure are delicious!

Address: 11011 NE 9th Street


Copper Kettle Coffee Bar in the Bellevue Botanical Garden

From inventive drinks to exceptional service at the hands of friendly baristas, visit Copper Kettle Coffee Bar for these latest additions to their usual medley of holiday favorites: a Cookie Butter Latte (complete with a homemade Dutch Biscoff/Speculoos cookie), Golden Milk Latte (with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and a pinch of black pepper) and Fresh Apple Cider using locally grown Washington apples.

Address: 12001 Main Street

Whether you get out for a Christmas Eve walk with a warm cocoa or hit the New Year running with a boost of locally-roasted coffee, sip, sip away in the Heart of Bellevue. 

The Season of Cheer presented by Symetra is part of the Heart of Bellevue: our campaign to showcase local businesses while connecting you with stories of activity, creativity and recovery. Find out about our campaign and explore more of what’s happening around Downtown.