Bellevue, Bellevue, and Bellevue

Bellevue, Bellevue, and Bellevue: Where the Bellevue’s Collide

Bellevue Court, Bellevue Place and Bellevue Avenue.

It’s like the Bermuda Triangle of Capitol Hill, where three streets by the same name collide. It’s a junction with some great ju-ju. Here’s what we love about this microhood.

Views. Red brick building snuggle up to one another and climb up the hill. Take a peek between any of them and you have stunning views of downtown, the Space Needle, Lake Union and the majestic Olympics in the distance. On a clear Seattle day you can’t ask for a better money shot.

Low Development. It’s no secret that the Hill is a hotbed of construction sites these days. Regardless of your opinion on the subject, in Bellevue, Bellevue and Bellevue you’ll notice the absence of cranes and hardhats.  This neighborhood sports shorter buildings and noticeably quieter streets while still maintaining it’s urban flavor.

Hidden Foodie Gems, old faves and new discoveries.  Walk out the door and stroll a few blocks in any direction for a variety of culinary treats. Start out at the iconic Top Pot Doughnuts is a few blocks south for a mouthful of round, delectable, piece of heaven. The Lookout has a killer back deck and an all day happy hour on Monday. Any other day of the week The Sumbitch—a Rainier and a shot of whiskey— will run you $6. Or splurge on the Queen Bitch (ah, yes, more my speed), a microbrew and a shot of whiskey for $8. At Café Barjot you can have a coffee or a craft cocktail. Toscana Pizzeria will deliver pizza and wings for your Seahawks watch party. Summit Public House is fabulous in it’s dog-friendly divey-ness.

Connectivity. This little wedge of the Hill is both quietly residential and amazingly connected. Broadway and all it has to offer is just a few blocks in one direction, Volunteer Park is just a few blocks away and Eastlake and South Lake Union (pay attention Amazonites!) is just down the hill with more to explore.