They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, that may be true, but Bellevue Brunch has officially become a great Pacific Northwest dining institution!
Whether hunting for bottomless Bloody Mary’s, avocado toast, fresh from the sound seafood or eggs done any way, these brunch experiences around Bellevue will promise good food, great coffee, and maybe even a few cocktails.
In a city where the choices are aplenty, Bellevue's hip, casual vibe mixes with diverse cultural influences to create a hyper-local cuisine in a style of its own. But where do the savviest visitors and residents do brunch? The Insider's Edge dives into the best brunch for you to experience.
Come, enjoy Brunch in Bellevue which has become a universally delightful experience filled with morning mist, lake views, and the finest farm-fresh local produce and northwest seafood. What KIND of brunch? Fear not, here are 5 different kinds of brunches at over 25 restaurants you can enjoy right now in Bellevue.
Eques uses locally sourced harvests to create a menu of healthy American breakfast options. They create dishes that are PNW themed and are open 7 days a week.
LifeCafe serves a large selection of smoothies, bowls, juices, and breakfast bowls. Uses organic ingredients and offers GMO-free, gluten-free, and vegan options.
Homegrown is an organic coffeehouse that offers breakfast sandwiches, breakfast bowls, and various lunch options. Locally sourced, and great upbeat vibe.
Café Aloe specializes in coffee, drinks, and Asian pastries. They also claim to provide a relaxing and natural atmosphere. They have a selection of Asian pastries, sandwiches, and tarts.
Jujubeet Café offers a wide range of superfoods ranging from acai bowls, to organic soups, to house pressed juices. This is for the active consumer and probably something you would eat before a hike/workout.
Bellden Cafe is a coffeehouse featuring wholesome ingredients and house-developed, made fresh daily items like avocado toast and don’t miss the PNW toast (with fresh salmon), Acai Bowl, pitaya bowl, and assorted yogurt bowl options.
Monsoon is a Vietnamese restaurant located in Old Bellevue that offers weekend brunch serving a morning menu of dim sum, it is a great place community gathering place in the morning.
The French Bakery
The French Bakery focuses on creating handmade bread, pastries, desserts, and coffee with French influence.
L’Experience Paris aims to create café and bistro items using French ingredients and organic, locally sourced produce. The chefs make fresh baked goods every morning before opening.
Cactus provides a Southwest option on the weekends serving a wide range of dishes including huevos rancheros, breakfast quesadillas, and benedicts. It is an upbeat and lively Mexican restaurant + bar.
THE HANGOVER BRUNCH
Gilberts on Main
Gilbert’s is most famous for its “#9 Reuben” sandwich, but also has a large menu of brunch items. They serve scrambles, pancakes, waffles, and benedicts.
Lil’ Jon Restaurant & Lounge
Lil Jon’ is a traditional diner that serves all basic American breakfast brunch items. They have benedicts and specialty items, as well as big farmers' breakfasts. They are known for their large cinnamon rolls (to share or take home).
Chace’s Pancake Corral
Chace’s Pancake Corral is Bellevue’s favorite pancake house. They serve a variety of different pancakes, as well as most other American breakfast options.
The Waffler handcrafts organic waffles and provides a large selection of waffle dishes including chicken & waffles, strawberry waffles, etc. They also serve other breakfast items, as well as select lunch items.
Solarium Kitchen & Bar
Solarium offers a welcoming atmosphere and a great place to get together. They have a large a la carte menu, omelet, and hash selection.
The Pumphouse Bar & Grill
Pumphouse is a local favorite and offers classic breakfast menu items including combos, sandwiches, omelets, and steak and eggs. It is a great place to go for late morning, early afternoon bar hangout.
THE DESSERT BRUNCH
Belle Pastry serves house-made French croissants, quiches, and sweet confections. Great stop for a sweet pastry and cup of coffee.
Mercury's is an upstart modern Bellevue coffee shop that has quick baristas who serve you a coffee along with one of Bellevue’s largest selection of homemade bakery items, croissants, hand pies, Danish, donuts, and gourmet sandwiches.
Located in The Shops at The Bravern, Cafe Trophy is most known for its cupcake selection. They serve cupcakes, mini cupcakes, macarons, and cakes.
THE BOOZY BRUNCH
13 Coins has everything you might want from burgers, benedicts, or even a steak - they also serve mimosas, bloody marys, and other brunch drink staples!
Located right on Bellevue Way, Earl's serves tasty mimosas, bloody marys, along with various brunch items featuring a brunch item + bottomless mimosas deal for $25.
520 Bar & Grill
520 Bar & Grill offers a friendly upbeat atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. In the morning they serve marys, mimosas, and mules.
Central Bar & Restaurant
Central Bar & Restaurant is open for weekend brunch and serves a range of mimosas and vodka-based drinks. They also serve classic American breakfast dishes.
From boozy milkshakes to an ultimate bloody mary that is ranked in the top 10 in all of America, Sam's Tavern has it all. Need we say more.
CUT TO THE CHASE
Café Cesura serves organic coffees and teas, and house-made breakfast sandwiches. They also have a selection of pastries.
Third Culture Coffee
Third Culture Coffee is a lowkey coffee and tea house and serves quick pastries for an on-the-go consumer.
Woods Coffee is a roastery and bakery. They have fresh coffee as well as fresh baked bread and pastries. They have a menu of breakfast sandwiches, quiches, and lunch sandwiches.