Best Coffee Shops In Bellingham

10 Best Coffee Shops In Bellingham | Top 10 Recommendations

While I’ve been to my fair share of coffee shops, ones that have stood out are the ones where I can get a great tasting latte or cappuccino and some great pastries to go with. Here’s a list of some of my favorite places to get the best cup of coffee in Bellingham.

Bellingham is an amazing city. The food scene is great and there’s a ton of unique places to eat. I’m a coffee guy so when I’m in a new place I try to find the best coffee shops around. Here are some cafes I found to be awesome. 

  1. Caffe Adagio
  2. Avellino Coffeehouse
  3. Makeworth Coffee Roasters
  4. Lettered Streets Coffeehouse
  5. Narrative Coffee
  6. Shirlee Bird Cafe
  7. Locus
  8. 11th Hour Tea And Coffee Bar
  9. Cafe Blue
  10. Woods Coffee

Caffe Adagio

Here is a lovely coffee shop serving Italian pastries, homemade soups, and espresso with latte art. They provide pleasant service and serve delicious coffee. The plenty of tables and excellent lighting contribute to the excellent atmosphere. 

Numerous dairy-free and gluten-free alternatives are available on the menu. A wonderful bistro to visit if you want to see amazing latte art!

Location: 1435 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225, United States

Working Hours:  Monday-Sunday 7am-4pm

Website: caffeadagio

Phone: +1 360-671-1198

Avellino Coffeehouse

In the center of Bellingham, there is a female-owned coffee shop and bakery. There are both conventional and gluten-free foods offered in this cafe! Although a bit on the small side, this is one of the few Bellingham cafés that is wheelchair accessible and can accommodate power wheelchairs. 

They offer gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian alternatives. The hemp milk latte I got was delicious.

Location: 1329 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

Working Hours: Monday-Sunday 6:30am-7pm

Website: avellinocoffeehouse

Phone: +1 (360) 715-1005

Makeworth Coffee Roasters

One of Bellingham’s larger coffee shops, with up to 5,000 square feet, offers breakfast and brunch seven days a week. Evenings feature a venue that can be rented for events. It is also quite beautiful. The cups themselves are artistic. 

I had an oat milk and lavender latte, and it was incredibly creamy, tasty, and not sugary. Since the seats aren’t too close together, you could study or have a semi-private talk at your table if you desired.

Location: 1201 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225

Working Hours: Monday-Sunday 8am-3pm 

Website: makeworthcoffeeroasters

Phone: +1 (360) 933-1678

Lettered Streets Coffeehouse

Here’s a lovely location Oon the southwest corner of F Street and Dupont St, Bellingham. The second room is entirely composed of tables and chairs for sipping, dining, and whatever business or pleasure you have available. There is some bar seating in the main area where you place your order. 

A little stand next to the ordering counter has some non-coffee items, and the walls usually contain a collection of artworks by local artists. This is a great place to relax and drink coffee.

Location: 1001 Dupont St, Bellingham, WA 98225, United States

Working Hours: Monday-Sunday 8am-3pm

Phone: +1 360-933-4689

Social Media: Facebook

Narrative Coffee

Here’s another wonderful cafe. Interior is well-lit and tidy. There is plenty of room to work, and there are electrical plugs (if needed). The meal is outstanding, and the coffee drinks are fantastic. Everyone on the staff is really friendly and attentive. 

They feature excellent hippy-style food selections and the greatest espresso doppio in town, served with a choice of different beans. Consider trying the breakfast sandwiches if you visit early.

Location: 1400 W Holly St Ste. 102, Bellingham, WA 98225, United States

Working Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-2pm, Saturday-Sunday 


Phone: +1 360-656-5869

Shirlee Bird Cafe

Relaxed cafe selling coffee drinks, pastries, sandwiches, and desserts in a courtyard and an atrium. I liked that they offered three vegan pastries, one of which was delicious. Both the coffee as well as the breakfast burrito are excellent. 

This is definitely a fun small café in Fairhaven to check out. There is no seating inside the restaurant, however if the weather is pleasant, you can relax in the courtyard of the building.

Location: Sycamore Square, 1200 Harris Ave #100, Bellingham, WA 98225, United States

Working Hours: Monday-Sunday 7:30am-5pm

Website: shirleebirdcafe

Phone: +1 360-746-2288


A relaxed, vibrant cafe serving sandwiches, wraps, and snacks in addition to original desserts, coffee, and beverages.  Locus of Bellingham –  A venue where coffee and beer are served alongside wine and cuisine. 

Grab breakfast to go or stay and relax with your beverage in this bright and eye-catching space! This cafe serves food all day and welcomes patrons of all ages.

Location: 120 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225, United States

Working Hours: Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday-Saturday 8am-10pm, Sunday 9am-4:30pm

Website: locusofbellingham

Phone: +1 360-306-8556

11th Hour Tea and Coffee Bar

A charming neighborhood coffee shop with 40+ tea varieties, house-made elixir mixes, and Camano Island Coffee Roasters. They offer a wide range of menu options, including curbside pickup and online ordering. There are also tea latte alternatives in the lovely “11th Hour Tea and Coffee Bar”! 

Sitting areas are available both indoors as well as outside. You would enjoy the latte art, and the drinks are excellent and artistic.

Location: 833 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225, United States

Working Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-3pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-3pm

Website: 11thhourteaandcoffeebar

Phone: +1 360-788-4229

Cafe Blue

One of the best cafés in Bellingham is Cafe Blue. It has a cozy atmosphere and a variety of sophisticated “toast” choices that are served with pastries and yogurt on the side. Additionally, they have gluten-free choices. 

In conclusion, it’s a fantastic place for coffee with helpful employees and spotless toilets. Excellent indoor and outdoor seating options are available too. 

Location: 1319 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225, United States

Working Hours: Monday-Wednesday (closed) Thursday-Sunday 8am-3pm

Website: cafebluecafe

Phone: +1 360-323-6669

Woods Coffee

A local chain of coffee shops called Woods Coffee offers cold-brewed coffee along with drinks, pastries, and cafe cuisine. They produce the best mudslides and caramel macchiatos. I like visiting Woods Coffee.

All of their sites serve consistently high-quality cuisine and beverages at fair rates. They offer a sizable menu with a wide range of options. The drinks and meals may, however, take a bit longer to prepare.

Location: 1901 King St, Bellingham, WA 98225, United States

Working Hours: Monday-Friday 5am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 6am-5pm

Website: woodscoffee

Phone: +1 360-738-3260


Where to get the best latte in Bellingham?

Makeworth Coffee Roasters, Caffe Adagio, Shirlee Bird Cafe, and Black Fern Coffee, are some of the best coffee shops that serve outstanding lattes in Bellingham. 

Where to get the best pastries in Bellingham?

Not all cafes in Bellingham serve pastries alongside coffee, here are the best cafe/bakeries you would find in Bellingham; Iron Rooster Bakery, Mount Bakery Cafe Downtown, Avellino Coffeehouse, The Wild Oat Bakery & Cafe

Which Coffee Shops In Bellingham Have Vegan Options?

The Wild Oat Bakery & Cafe, and Colophon Cafe are both coffee shops in Bellingham with vegan options in their menu. 


With each one offering something special, there should be a cozy seat for you at any of these popular coffee shops in Bellingham. Most of us have a preferred shop or two. 

So, let us know what your favorite spot is, and why it made the list. And don’t hesitate to let us know if there’s a favorite coffee shop we missed. After all, there’s no reason to settle for just one!

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