Gertrude Popp founded Poppinjay's Cafe more than 20 years ago, eventually recruiting her son and daughter to help oversee the expanding enterprise. Today, chefs at six locations across Bellevue and Kirkland craft creative breakfast and lunch items, mixing pastries from scratch and toasting fresh sandwiches piled with deli meats alongside ample vegetarian fare and healthy smoothies. They also load catering trays with enough snacks, full meals, and desserts to quell the hunger of dozens of revelers or one visiting mastodon.
Poppinjay's Cafe regularly supports its local community by making frequent donations to charities and organizations and hosting monthly meetings for All Women Empowered, an association dedicated to bettering the lives of women and children across the globe.
Winner of Roast magazine's 2008 Macro Roaster of the Year, Zoka has its brewmasters travel throughout Africa, Asia, and South America in search of the richest coffee deposits. And in-store customers get to sample them all, whether cuddling up with a 12-ounce mocha ($4) inside the dark-wooded walls of Zoka's Greenlake District location, having an intellectual debate with a muffin ($2.50) at the student-filled University of Washington location, or headbanging to the new Slayer espresso machine in the heart of Kirkland. Zoka's pro-level baristas make sure each cup of java juice is fresh and potent by serving it mere minutes after it's roasted, rather than minutes after it's emerged zombie-like from a vacuum-packed plastic tomb. Otherwise, indulge in a pot of tea ($4.25) paired with a scone ($2.50), or find a heartier, bread-based drinking buddy in a breakfast sandwich ($5). Each Zoka location treats customers to two hours of free WiFi and assorted Internet skateboarding.
Heels click on concrete underfoot and stainless steel reflects nearby lamps in hazy halos. With its industrial design materials, muted color palate, and low lighting, Urban Coffee Lounge evokes a city at night—albeit a city populated by pastries and overcast with clouds of espresso steam. Beans from Stumptown Coffee Roasters populate espresso shots and lattes, which the café's expert baristas crown with foam swirled into popular shapes including leaves, hearts, and silhouettes of Lyndon Johnson. Pastries from more than 10 Puget Sound artisan bakeries—including Mighty-O Organic Donuts and Finales Gourmet Desserts—fill glass display cases with bagels, scones, and macaroons in flavors such as salted caramel and dark-chocolate raspberry. Urban Coffee Lounge tempers the zing of its coffee with mellow pints of La Fin Du Monde and Scuttlebutt amber ale and wines from 14 Hands Winery and Lo Tengo. Plush leather couches and complimentary WiFi invite guests to stay as they please, and a small stage hosts local bands for evening music performances.
Whether you need help waking up in the morning or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the coffee at Starbucks in South Rose Hill will do the trick.
Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here.
Starbucks caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Starbucks offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Starbucks' outdoor patio.
Free parking is available for patrons who dine at Starbucks.
Starbucks is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Starbucks.
For the best pick-me-up in town, grab a cup of java at Starbucks.
Enjoy a low-fat or gluten-free meal at Starbucks, a local favorite.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Starbucks' complimentary wifi.
Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Starbucks is a great summer destination.
Drivers will be surprised by the number of street parking spots available near Starbucks.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Starbucks.
You can enjoy a delicious meal at Starbucks for a bargain rate, with most tabs there running well under $15 per person.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Starbucks.
Whether you need help waking up in the morning or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the coffee at Starbucks will do the trick.
Starbucks has a large menu filled with tasty gluten-free and healthy items.
Get online for free courtesy of Starbucks' wifi.
Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at Starbucks.
At Starbucks, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Parking spaces are available curbside near the coffee shop.
At Starbucks, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
The super-affordable fare at Starbucks will definitely make your budget happy too — prices are almost always under $15.