Bellevue Beat | Sneak peek inside new Capital One Cafe opening in Bellevue ... sorta
So who's keeping track of what's opened and is opening at the new Lincoln Square South in downtown Bellevue? From restaurants to state of the art movie theater with lounger, plush recliner seats, W Bellevue hotel to more restaurants, speakeasy-inspired bar to Nordstrom Rack, indoor cycling studio to more restaurants, coffee shop to a food hall with even more restaurants, and a Capital One Cafe, it's the latter that we are most intrigued with.
Yes, Capital One is bringing it unique cafe concept to downtown Bellevue. The basic idea behind the Capital One Café is pretty simple: a community space combining a Peet's Coffee shop with "money coaches" that customers can go to bank, get answers to financial questions, recharge their digital devices, or simply connect with people. All with a handcrafted Peet's handcrafted coffee and local pastry in hand.
The Bellevue Capital One Cafe is slated to open in late Q1 2018. The nearly 8,000 square feet Bellevue cafe will have four fee-free ATMs on premise, three nooks and two meeting rooms. Capital One recently opened its very first cafe in the state in Bellevue's westside in South Lake Union area--its 25th cafe in the country. The two-story, 12,000 square feet SLU cafe is located at 333 Westlake Ave.
We had to drop by to see what it's all about and what we can expect for the Bellevue cafe comes 2018. Debra, one of the "ambassadors" at the cafe, gave us a tour of the brand new cafe. There are lots of communal tables and lounge chairs througout the cafe, three nooks that are open to the public on first-come-first-serve basis, two meeting rooms that are reserved for non-profits, video teller ATMs that are fee-free for everyone, lots of touch-screen large monitors, and of course free Wi-Fi.
It's a beautiful space and Capital One made great use of the existing old building in designing and furnishing the new cafe. The Bellevue cafe will be brand new construction. While many amenities will be the same we are super exciting to see how Capital One will design and furnish Capital One Cafe Bellevue.
Published: December 28, 2017
Photos by Bellevue.com