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A Pawsome Adventure:

Exploring Bellevue with Your Pet


Morning Puppuccinos at Mercury Coffee Co.

Mercury Coffee is a local phenomenon with several storefronts across Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Issaquah with the flagship store just north of Bel-Red.  As soon as you walk in, you’ll see the coffee and bakery production in full gear. While their pastries are a feast for the eyes and belly, their variety sandwiches are really what cement their spot on our list. You can find whatever sandwich speaks to you, but their take on the Italian is simple perfection. If you’re a cool cat who appreciates breakfast burritos anytime of the day, their vegan option with soyrizo is also done exceptionally well. Once you have a sip of their 100% organic coffee and tasty made in-house syrups, you will quickly understand the hype.  Don't forget to complete your order with a cinnamon rolls the size of your head. That’s not all! Mercury coffee loves its pets! Ask to add a pup cup to any order and you & your pooch can sip on your lattes while enjoying sun on the patio. Want to drink like a Pacific Northwesterner? Ask your server for a redbull Italian soda! Thank us later. Also, check out our episode of The Vue for more things Mercury Coffe Co (and K1 Speed)!


Morning Hike at the Coal Creek Trail

Strap on your pup’s shoes and head on over to Coal Creek Trail! This 6-mile pet friendly loop trial is great for all levels of walking enthusiasts. With light elevation gain and well-maintained pathway, you can breathe in the fresh air worry free. Your pup and you will enjoy views of lush foliage, wooden bridges, waterfalls, and historical markers for the old coal mining! Please know all pets must be leashed or carried and remember to bring waste bags, accidents happen!


The Hot Spot Lunch Favorite, The Redd Dog Saloon

New to the scene and quickly a local favorite, The Redd Dog Saloon is a new hangout spot for pet owners. Enjoy craft beer and full neo-american food menu, you’re sure to fill up! Bring your furry friend along for a delightful dining experience where dogs are more than welcome! Enjoy the outdoor patio seating with your dog by your side. What makes Redd Dog extra special is that they offer a full food menu designed specifically for dogs, allowing your canine companion to choose their own meal. Additionally, you can purchase snacks like the The Rat and Bear pup cups to treat your dog to Redd Dog goodies at home. Woof!


Enjoy an Afternoon Seaplan Tour with Your Pup at Kenmore Air!

Who says you can’t see everything in one go? Take flight at Kenmore Air with a pet-friendly flightseeing tour. Experience the thrill of a seaplane as you take off from the water and soar over Seattle, taking in breathtaking aerial views! Enjoy an intimate flight experience in a seaplane complete with an exciting water takeoff and a gentle landing on Lake Union. Cost depends on dog size. For the comfort and safety of all passengers, they maintain a limit of one pet per flight. Book Here!


Dinner in the Sun at Cielo Cocina Mexicana

Located in Downtown Bellevue, Cielo Cocina Mexicana is a fantastic dining spot that welcomes both you and your faithful companion with its expansive and well-equipped patio space. Renowned for their crispy calamari, which comes paired with jalapeno slices covered in a light batter, Cielo Cocina Mexicana promises a delightful dining experience. Alternatively, you can opt for the Enchiladas Guadalajara, featuring two corn tortillas filled with sauteed chicken, mushrooms, corn, pico de gallo, spinach, and chipotle cream. Topped with tomatillo salsa, cilantro, and queso fresco, this dish is a flavorful and satisfying choice.


Night Time Stroll at the Meydenbauer Bay Park

Experience the serene beauty of Lake Washington with a nighttime stroll with your furry friend along the waterfront. Meydenbauer Bay Park provides a tranquil setting with its paved walking path alongside the calm lapsing waves. Soak up the moonlight reflecting off the lake's surface as you get your pup ready for a good night’s rest.

Honorary Mentions!

Desert for your dog at The Seattle Barkery

Treat your four-legged bestie to a decadent treat at The Seattle Barkery! This specialty bakery offers a wide variety of treats for pets! The peanut butter banana bacon cupcakes are a best seller!

Doggy Play Facility w/ Bar

Check out Dog Yard Bar in Seattle where you can relax at the bar while your pooch plays with other dogs in a fully built-out indoor/outdoor dog park!