Bellden Café 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 Café was born. Now, the cafe gives back to the community every day by donating leftover pastries, incorporating a rotating charity item on the menu, and volunteering as a staff at a local nonprofit.
Fun fact: Claire and her husband and co-owner Eddy had their first date at a coffee shop!
|Claire and Eddy Sumadiwirya|