Bellden Cafe is more than a neighborhood coffee shop. Its origin story began when owner Claire Sumadiwirya’s son was hospitalized in China. During his recovery, she found herself yearning for the comforts of a hospital coffee shop, and opened two hospital coffee shops in China. After realizing her gift for cultivating community, she brought her passion back to Seattle. In 2017, Bellden Cafe was born. The cafe gives back to the community every day by donating leftover pastries, incorporating rotating charity items on the menu, staff volunteerism, and offering items for sale by local makers.