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.
Beautiful cafe – all the plants! Their coffee order and food are amazing and tasty AND select coffees also serving a purpose to support a variety of community organizations varying from mental health to serving houseless individuals. Great work!
Bright and happily-decorated cafe, it was really welcoming my first time visiting. And the staff is sooo friendly I didn’t want to leave. Coffee is tasty but don’t skip the pastries. Yum!
Bellden has a cozy feel and delicious drinks. Their housemade milks make me feel comfortable indulging