When I first moved to the Seattle area in 2007, I started out in Bellevue. Every weekend I would drive into Seattle and explore the coffee scene. It was like two different coffee worlds. Somehow those bridges were keeping all the quality coffee places trapped on the Seattle side. That is all changing now.
In the past year, we have seen good coffee establish a foothold in Kirkland with Urban Coffee Lounge and Zoka. Now good coffee has arrived in Bellevue. Vovito Caffe and Gelato is now open in the Bravern Shopping Center. Vovito sports two Slayer espresso machines and their own espresso blend, which includes Indian Monsoon Malabar. I’m a fan.
This is the first coffee shop I have seen that plays CNBC. You’re not in Capitol Hill anymore!
When the Coffee Club of Seattle visited last week, we meet the owners and the head barista Alex. Alex is formerly of Trabant Coffee and runs the local coffee website Why Not? Coffee. He served us some signature espresso drinks, which combined espresso, whipped cream, coconut, and orange peel.
Bellevue now has a solid quality coffee option with Vovito. Next time I go, I plan to try the gelato. 🙂
VoVito Caffe & Gelato – 700 110th Avenue NE, Suite 195 Bellevue, WA 98004
Why Not? Coffee – Seattle’s Coffee Culture and more.
Coffee Club of Seattle – Aug 4, 2010 event.