Thursday, May 31, 2012
Out and About: Vovito Cafe & Gelato, Bellevue WA
When I can find a local, independent cafe that serves a decent cup of coffee, you'll find me there. Vovito Cafe & Gelato, located in The Shops at The Bravern in Bellevue, this cafe is great for those afternoon pick-me-ups or even a casual business meeting. I have been many many times, and I've experienced this cafe evolve into something worth going to.
Parking at the Bravern is free with validation. Take either the red or blue elevators up to the 2nd floor and you are there!
You'll find your assortment of espresso beverages using their own single origin bean made deliciously on the famous and very expensive Slayer machines. Don't drink coffee? Vovito has a wide array of non-caffeinated beverages including sodas, teas, juices and alcohol.
The food assortment is your typical coffee shop pasty items taken to the next level. With a nice offering of sweet and savory, you'll be able to enjoy a bite to eat. My favorite is their soup de jour and chocolate chip cookies. Just recently they revamped their menu, which is evident in the quality and selection of their food offerings.
For those looking for a frozen treat, look no further. Vovito offers a variety of gelato flavors delicious at any time of the year. Can't decide? Get their sampler which you choose 6 flavors to enjoy. Vovito also offers made to order cakes for your special occasion.
Tip: service is slow, so expect to wait if ordering a beverage. It's relatively warm and the air can be stuffy, probably due to the panini presses. Although there is ample seating, it's usually full with your MSFT employees taking over the seating area.