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:

Bar Cicotti; 202 Grand Ave., Inside the Lightcatcher building, 360-656-6802, Coffee and wine bar with fun simple Italian-style eats. Sister restaurant is Storia Cucina.

Storia Cucina; 109 Grand Ave., 360-734-1929, Made from scratch Italian pastas and breads; classic Italian cocktails. Sister restaurant Bar Cicotti at the Lightcatcher building.

Ashuri Baklava & Café; 103 Grand Ave., Turkish coffee, tea, and sweet delights.

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

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

Banter After Hours; 114 Prospect Street, Restaurant and craft cocktail bar. Banter; 119 N. Commercial Street #130, 360.922-3660, Café with breakfast, coffee, smoothies, and small bites.

Nomad Charcuterie & Wine; 10 Prospect Street, 360-922-8804, A cozy café setting with a small retail space that offers charcuterie and cheese, wine, and local beer.

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

Old Town Café; 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 café 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; 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 café. 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.

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

Pure Bliss; 1424 Cornwall Avenue, 360-739-1612, Made from scratch delectable desserts, including cakes, cupcakes, cookies, bars, and more.

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