Cafe Trophy Now Open in Bellevue

Cafe Trophy, the new re-branded concept from Trophy Cupcakes & Party, opened Thursday in Bellevue.

The concept is a more “grown-up” style bakery and cafe that also has a Champagne bar. The shop has relocated to the first floor of The Bravern.

“The cafe is an exciting evolution of Trophy,” said company founder Jennifer Shea.

Photo by Jim Henkens

Photo by Jim Henkens

There are both sweet and savory options. On offer are Trophy’s well-known cupcakes and French-style pastries, including 10 different flavors of macarons ranging from Earl Grey to PB&J.

“We’ve been testing macarons for ages, getting them and the rest of the pastries to perfection,” said Shea.

The cafe also has a market section that has a wine selection, baking ingredients, easy-to-grab lunch items, and gourmet foods like chocolate, cheese, and olives.

The wine and beer list is curated by Marc Papineau of Bar Ferd’nand.

The cafe’s menu changes through the day with yogurt parfaits in the morning, puff pastries and flatbreads in the afternoon, and cheese and charcuterie platters in the evening.

The new 2,000-square-foot space has marble counter-tops with gold accents. The cafe seats 40 with tables, bar stools, and a couch.

Trophy Cupcakes & Party was founded by Shea and her husband Michael Williamson in 2007, opening its first store in Wallingford Center in Seattle. It expanded to locations around Seattle and Bellevue. The Bravern store is the only incarnation of the more adult “Cafe Trophy.”

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