Fresh air and fresh coffee – what more is there to ask for? Situated in the heart of the Bellevue Botanical Garden, Copper Kettle Coffee Bar offers tantalizing views of the surrounding botanical gardens while serving quality handcrafted coffee beverages and made-fresh daily food, including pastries and sandwiches in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

We are excited to introduce cafe owner Tony Frizelle, whose enthusiasm and welcoming spirit make visiting the Copper Kettle Coffee Bar a true joy!

What is your name?

Tony Frizelle.

Which coffee shop are you with?

Copper Kettle Coffee Bar.

What inspires you to come to work every day?

To be part of the Bellevue Botanical garden community. We have many regular and love welcoming new customers and visitors to Bellevue alike.

Signature coffee order?

I’d have to say Latte, either hot or Iced. Our beans are from Sleepy Monk Coffee Roasters, Cannon Beach, Oregon. We call our order in Tuesday, they roast Wednesday and we get delivery Friday. We pride ourselves on fresh, organic, fair trade coffee.

What is your favorite accompaniment to your morning coffee?

Has to be one of our pastries delivered fresh every morning from Macrina Bakery……Buttermilk Biscuit with Strawberry Jam is sooo good.

When you’re not drinking coffee, what’s your go-to beverage of choice?

A pint of Guinness Paddy Coyne’s Irish Pub in Bellevue.

Do you have a favorite place in Bellevue?

Chism Beach Park with my wife Paula and kids Conor and Amy.

If you were going out after work in Bellevue, where would you head?

Crossroads Mall International Food Court with the family.

If a customer asked you where to go for “the best bite” in Bellevue, where would you send them?

John Howie’s Seastar Restaurant.

What, in your opinion, is the world’s best coffee creation?

Keep it simple….Black Americano.

What activity in or around Bellevue is a “must” for those visiting the region?

I am biased but I really have to say Bellevue Botanical Garden. What a beautiful, relaxing spot to stroll around with friends, family or by yourself. Right in the heart of the city….and its free.

Where’s your go-to happy hour spot?

Purple Café.

Where do you go when you’re craving something sweet?

The French Bakery.

Where do you enjoy drinking your coffee when you can take it wherever you like?

Enjoying a relaxing stroll around Bellevue Botanical Gardens.

What’s your favorite spring or summer event in Bellevue?

Downtown Park Movie night with the family.

How would you describe Bellevue to visitors?

Bellevue has great shopping, parks, beaches and lakes. Its proximity to everywhere is fantastic. It also has great family activities.

Stay tuned for more Bellevue Coffee Maker Spotlights from Visit Bellevue Washington. Be sure to pay Tony and his crew at Copper Kettle Coffee Bar a visit this summer and post your photos with the hashtag #MyBellevue to enter our summer photo contest! (Full contest details here.)

Photo Credits – Copper Kettle Coffee Bar