The Whatcom Museum is located in downtown Bellingham’s Arts District. A variety of homegrown eateries are located within walking distance from our Museum campus. Here are a few of our favorites:

Café Velo; 120 Prospect Street, 360.392.0930, Small cafe with patio seating between Old City Hall and the Lightcatcher. Sandwiches, soup, espresso.

Saltine; 114 Prospect Street, 360.392.8051, Delicious, regionally-inspired New American comfort food enhanced with seasonal flavors.

Bellingham Cider Co.; 205 Prospect Street, 360.510.8494, Local cider company serving fresh, Northwest-inspired food.

Storia Cucina; 109 Grand Ave., 360-734-1929, Made from scratch Italian pastas and breads; classic Italian cocktails. Coming soon, Bar Cicotti at the Lightcatcher building, July 2021!

Anmly Cafe; 119 N. Commercial Street #130, 360.922-3660, Cafe serving simple yet refined lunch and coffee options.

Soy House; 400 W. Holly Street, 360.393.4857, Traditional Vietnamese dishes. Vegan/vegetarian. Pho, bun, banh mi sandwiches, pizza.

Old Town Cafe; 316 W. Holly Street, 360.671.4431, Local, organic, homemade comfort food. Sandwiches, soup, salads, omelets, chili, baked goods.

Mount Bakery; 308 W. Champion Street, 360.715.2195, Small cafe with patio seating. Sweet & savory crepes, eggs benedict, hot/cold sandwiches, soup, espresso.

Temple Bar; 306 W. Champion Street, 360.676.8660, Cute cocktail bar serving creative drinks and shareable bites.

Bayou on Bay; 1300 Bay Street; 360.752.2968, Restaurant specializing in Cajun/Creole and Southern cuisine.

Taco Lobo; 117 W. Magnolia, 360.756.0711, Mexican restaurant with quick service. Order at the counter. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, tamales.

Brandywine Kitchen; (Currently closed due to fire, but planning to reopen) 1317 Commercial Street, 360.734.1071, Seed to plate Northwest fare. Quick service. Order at the counter. Sandwiches, salads, fish tacos, burgers.

Daisy Cafe; 114 W. Magnolia Street, 360.733.8996, Breakfast and lunch casual cafe. Omelets, frittatas, hot/cold sandwiches, burgers, pizza, calzones.

Camber; 221 W. Holly Street, 360.656.5343, Trendy coffee shop serving brunch/lunch. Quiche, sandwiches, charcuterie, soups, salads, espresso.

Black Sheep; 211 W. Holly Street, A bar serving a menu of fresh, original cocktails, margaritas, classics and more, along with delicious tacos served on homemade tortillas.

Jalapeños; 501 W. Holly Street, 360.671.3099, Family-friendly local Mexican restaurant with outside patio. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, tamales.

Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen; 601 W. Holly Street, 360.752.3377, Small cafe with patio seating between Old City Hall and the Lightcatcher. Sandwiches, soup, espresso.

Icing on the Cake; 201 Grand Avenue, 360-392-8150, Bakery serving fresh baked gourmet cupcakes, pies, cakes, and more.

Saltadena Bakery & Cake Shop; 111 W. Holly Street, 360.393.3111, Bright bakery serving cake by the slice and cream sodas.