2408 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
- Currently we are closing early, at 5 p.m. daily.
- Monday - Sunday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Monday - Sunday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Seating Capacity: 36
Outdoor Seating: Limited
A Little History
The Belltown Café is the original Macrina Bakery and Café. We opened with six employees, a French Bongard oven as our centerpiece, a stack of convection ovens, one mixer and an espresso machine, an antique display case and a lot of ambition. Right off the bat we offered a full line of artisan breads, ranging from full-flavored, naturally leavened sourdoughs to American favorites like our Rustic Potato loaf. The pastry section was limited to a few muffins, coffee cakes and tarts. Our cozy bakery was soon bursting at the seams, and we took over an adjoining retail space in 1994, which became our café. Today, our line of breads, pastries, cakes and savory selections is extensive.
Meet and Greet
General Manager Belltown CafÉ: Lizz Krhounek
About MeHometown: Chicago
First Job: Black Cat Espresso
Alternate Universe Job: Broadway Stage Manager
Pastry You Couldn’t Live Without: Morning Roll
Dessert Specialty: I can’t bake…
Favorite Cookbook: Pioneer Woman
Weekend Getaway: Somewhere quiet in the woods
Binge Food: Sushi
Dream Vacation: 6 months in Europe
Favorite Seattle Restaurant: Ballard Cut
Food You Despise: Pepperoni
Guilty Pleasure: Thrift store hunting
Last Book You Enjoyed: Outlander
Music You Loved In High School: Yellowcard, System of a Down
What You Listen to Now: Everything: Everything from Classical to Metal
Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo
Philosophy for Living: It’s never too late to be what you might have been.
Traveling is Lizz’s passion. Every year (pandemic aside), she takes an epic trip. In 2020, just before the world shut down, she spent two weeks in New Zealand—and sneaked in a St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl in Hawaii on the trip back to Seattle. When travel is safe again, Lizz is planning a big trip to Ireland.
Lizz’s favorite part of working for Macrina, aside from her regulars, is the holiday season, our busiest time of year. She says, "Being here at 2:30 a.m. in my pajamas and listening to music while we get all the Thanksgiving and Christmas orders ready is really fun."
Belltown’s walls are currently adorned with art by Muwali.