If you haven't already discovered Belle Pastry on Old Main Street in downtown Bellevue, then add it to your list of Bellevue's favorite places. You will love it as if you discovered it the last time you went to Paris. Belle Pastry is a busy place on weekend mornings, but they do have ample seating areas with large windows, and lots of natural light spilling over their extensive lighted display cases that are chock full of French pastries, chocolates, fancy desserts, and cookies.
They will also take your favorite order for the coffee drink of your choice, and serve it up in a ceramic mug that is more generous than Starbuck's cup sizes. I found the atmosphere at Belle Pastry to be perfectly suited to enjoying a cup of coffee with my wife Mary, , look over the morning paper, and say hello to a friend, we usually see someone we know.
There are 87 reviews of Belle Pastry on Yelp, and they mostly score 4's and 5's, so its a safe bet. If you are undecided you might want to try the almond croissant, or one of their many tarts--apple, pear, strawberry, lemon, or they have a tantalizing assortment of cookies. Stop by and enjoy!