While setting up the new Jet City Device Repair location in Bellevue, we thought there was no better way to become acquainted with the city than stuffing our faces with delicious fried dough from Top Pot Doughnuts. Top Pot is a great place for our customers to grab a cup of coffee and a snack while we fix their iPhones and iPads. If you find yourself in Bellevue for any reason, you should stop by and enjoy some hot coffee, house-made sandwiches, and, of course, a doughnut or five.
Nestled at the base of the western residential tower at Washington Square is one of the doughnut chain’s over 20 locations. And what a gorgeous location it is. The cafe has a way of urging you to slow down and enjoy the simple things life has to offer. Inside, you’ll find all the classic trappings of a Top Pot cafe. I love the vintage eatery/library feel that Top Pot has crafted. To me, it’s the perfect blend of working class and sophistication. It’s warm, comfortable and extremely inviting. Whether you’re grabbing doughnuts on the go or settling in to get some work done, it’s always a joy stepping into the store and stepping back in time.
While getting your doughnut fix, you’re bound to see some cool football memorabilia. Like a signed Russell Wilson jersey and, of course, a few 12 flags. They are the official doughnut of the Seattle Seahawks, after all. If children’s music is your thing (and why wouldn’t it be?), musician Caspar Babypants makes regular appearances here. Pick up his CD inside or visit his site to learn when you can catch his next free live show. We can be banana bread!
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good doughnut every so often, but I LOVE me some hot coffee. Perhaps the underappreciated hero of the cafe’s menu, Top Pot puts just as much effort into their coffee as they do they doughnuts. Their coffee is sustainably grown and hand-roasted in small batches. They aren’t kidding when they say “Hand-forged Doughnuts & Coffee.” The full-service coffee shop offers everything from delicious drip to an Ovaltine latte. They also have an Ovaltine cream doughnut to pair it with. Prepare for the nostalgia bomb.
Whether you’re in town shopping or you live here in Bellevue, you owe it to yourself to stop by our local doughnut shop. I know it’s still January, and we’re all still desperately clinging to those New Year’s resolutions (I’m looking at you, running shoes), but treat yo’self. For real. Slow down a bit. Grab a doughnut and a hot cup of coffee and enjoy one of life’s simple pleasures.