Photo Credit: Molly Moon’s Ice Cream

This week news broke that Portland’s popular, Salt & Straw ice cream shop will open in Capitol Hill later this year. Salt & Straw will join Molly Moon’s, Bluebird, Cupcake Royale, Old School Frozen Custard, and most recently Frankie & Jo’s as top ice cream shops in Seattle (all of these shops are in Capitol Hill).

Downtown Bellevue has a Ben & Jerry’s within Bellevue Square, as well as gelato and frozen yogurt, but there aren’t any independent or local ice cream shops. No great city can be complete without access to a delicious ice cream cone during a hot summer day.

Ice cream shop owners, we’re looking at you: Please open a fast casual ice shop in downtown Bellevue.


  1. Old bellevue would be the best spot for this!

  2. Rent is most likely too high for them to come to Bellevue. It’s sad but that is why there are so many chains and less smaller shops. Can’t wait for Salt and Straw though!!

  3. What a great idea!

  4. We need a Frankie and Joe’s. That place is amazing and would do so well in Bellevue.

  5. If they can make it in stU Village with those expensive rents, they can make it in downtown Bellevue.

  6. Great! Great ! idea!