Get Your Buzz On At Bellingham Coffee Shops

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It’s rumored that Bellingham has more drive-through espresso stands per capita than any other U.S. city. I don’t doubt it. This is the Pacific Northwest, after all, which is synonymous with coffee to many of those who have never been here.

Spend even a little time driving around Bellingham with an eye out for options to buy coffee from your car and you see that they’re everywhere.

But what about those of us who love a good old-fashioned coffee shop? For lots of folks it’s a mobile office. For many it’s a place to sit and flip through the pages of a book (or a reader screen) while taking breaks to chat with other patrons.

Sometimes a drive-through isn’t what we need; we want to connect with other folks also looking for caffeine and a little company.

Luckily Bellingham has coffee shops in spades, too. Try any of these options for your next java jolt.

 

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The Black Drop is a vibrant downtown institution.

The Black Drop

The Black Drop has been a vibrant downtown institution for a dozen years. Mix a little punk with a lot of friendly, and then top it off with owners and employees who really know their stuff when it comes to all things coffee. An employee cooperative since 2009, the Black Drop’s original owners went on to create Maniac Coffee Roasting, whose beans the Black Drop proudly serves.

300 West Champion
Bellingham, WA 98225
360.738.3767

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 7am to 7pm
Saturday: 8am to 5pm
Sunday: 9am to 3pm

 

Lettered Streets Coffeehouse

The Lettered Streets Coffeehouse resides in a charming 1890 building that has been home to a myriad of businesses over its long history. When a coffee shop that was created there in 2002 closed its doors five years later, two of its baristas – Anna Dean and Kjirstin Haugland – took over, and have more than ably carried on the coffee goodness.

1001 Dupont Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
360.933.4689

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 6:45am to 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am to 5pm

 

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Caffe Adagio

Like so many of Bellingham’s delightful coffee spots, Caffe Adagio is a family-owned, independent coffeehouse. More often than not when I ask folks where they’d like to get together downtown for work-related meetings, they suggest Caffe Adagio, which is large but generally quiet, with a fireplace to warm you on colder days and tons of tables for working upon or gabbing over.

1435 Railroad Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
360.671.1198

Hours:
Monday through Saturday: 7am to 6pm

 

Avellino

avellinoAvellino is in the heart of downtown Bellingham, just steps away from the Bagelry. This friendly place just somehow feels like Bellingham inside its cozy walls. Less spread-out-and-study and more sit-and-work-on-your laptop or simply-sink-into-an-overstuffed-chair, Avellino also stocks undeniably awesome baked goods, including many gluten-free options.

1329 Railroad Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
360.715.1005

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 6am to 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7am to 7pm

 

Tony’s Coffeehouse

bellingham coffeeBack before Fairhaven had many condos, I was lucky enough to live in a place just around the corner from Tony’s Coffee. It had long been a famous landmark in Fairhaven’s 1888 Terminal Building, and friends who worked there in the mid-90s shared fantastic stories of the storied place. To me, it was simply a spacious, inviting space where I could order delicious Tony’s Coffee – roasted in Bellingham since 1971 – and bask in a sunny spot in its huge front windows while I happily read.

1101 Harris Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
360.738.4710

Hours:
Every day: 7am to 6pm

 

The Woods

Since opening its first coffee shop in Lynden in 2002, The Woods has grown into a popular local chain with nine locations in Bellingham, three in Lynden, one in Blaine, and one in Ferndale. All Woods shops have a welcoming feel with Pacific Northwest-tinged décor of warm wood and stonework. The location in Boulevard Park is perfect for wowing out-of-town visitors with a hot cup of Joe coupled with unparalleled Bellingham Bay views.

Bender Plaza

8874 Bender Road in Lynden
360.354.0900

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 5:30am to 8pm
Saturday: 6am to 8pm
Sunday: 6am to 7pm

 

Marketplace at Safeway

8071 Guide Meridian in Lynden
360.354.9925

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 6am to 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 6:30am to 8pm

 

Fairway Center

1758 Front Street in Lynden
360.354.2100

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 5:30am to 9pm
Saturday: 6am to 9pm
Sunday: 6am to 8pm

 

bellingham coffeeKing Street

1901 King Street in Bellingham
360.738.3260

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 5am to 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 6am to 7pm

 

Bakerview Square

428 West Bakerview Road in Bellingham
360.738.7742

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 5:30am to 9pm
Saturday: 6am to 9pm
Sunday: 6am to 8pm

 

Boulevard Park

470 Bay View Road in Bellingham
360.738.4771

Hours:
Every day at 6:30am to 8pm

 

Railroad & Chestnut

1135 Railroad Avenue in Bellingham
360.306.8291

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 6am to 9:30pm
Saturday: 6:30am to 10pm
Sunday: 6:30am to 8pm

 

Ferndale Station

1867 Main Street in Ferndale
360.778.3128

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 5:30am to 9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 6am to 9pm

 

Birch Bay Square

8130 Birch Bay Square Street in Blaine
360.393.4761

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 5:30am to 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 6am to 8pm

 

Flatiron

10 Prospect Street in Bellingham
360.392.8116

Hours:
Every day: 6:30am to 9pm

 

Meridian

102 West Stuart Road in Bellingham
360.733.9570

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 5:30am to 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 6am to 8pm

 

Sehome Haggen

210 36th Street in Bellingham
306.922.0943

Hours:
Every day: 6am to 7pm

 

Lakeway

813 Lakeway Drive in Bellingham
360.325.7837

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 5:30am to 9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 6am to 9pm

 

Barkley Village

3008 Cinema Place in Bellingham
360.933.1695

Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 5:30am to 10pm
Friday: 5:30am to 11pm
Saturday: 6am to 11pm
Sunday: 6am to 10pm

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