in Bellevue

Serving our
Community since
_

1984

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for
pick up

402-292-7100

Featuring

Homemade Pies
and
Soups

Daily

Open

Wd-Fi:5:30am-12:30pm
Sat-Sun:5:30am-12pm
Mon-Tue:5:30am-11am

Hours

in Bellevue

Serving our Community since 1984

Wed-Fri:
5:30am-12:30pm
Sat-Sun:5:30am-12pm
Mon-Tue:5:30am-11am

To Go

Call for pick up 402-292-7100

Featuring

Homemade Pies
and Soups

Welcome to Bellevue

Over the last 36 years, Downtown Cof­fee Shop Owner Chris Kouba said staff has worked to make the small businesses feel like home to its guests. Nestled in Olde Towne Bellevue, at 119 W. Mission Ave, Downtown Coffee Shop has served gen­erations of families using the same menu items as when it was first opened.The family-owned restaurant focuses on simple, homemade meals. A fan fa­vorite is hamburger gravy on toast, biscuits or hashbrowns. “It’s not fancy,” Kouba said. “I haven’t changed anything in here. They know they’re gonna come and it’s gonna be just like when they were kids. When most customers walk in, Kouba said the staff already knows their orders and starts preparing them. A majority of customers comprises of service members in the Air Force.

Among Kouba’s favorite restaurant moments was when two Air Force men bet on which team would win the Husk­er game. She remembers the loser having to dress in a skirt and sing the fight song of the opposite team. “That was hilarious,” Kouba said laughing. That’s just one of many fond memo­ries staff and customers created over the years. Another memory she recalls was when a member of a group of regulars was getting married and he had to buy the others steak and eggs.

Downtown Coffee Shop is always looking for fun ways to interact with guests, Kouba said. Like when the customers would play a little game of hide and seek with a stuffed bear. They used to hide a small stuffed bear around the restaurant for people to try and find. The bear was well-traveled, she said, as customers would borrow it to take with them on trips. It visited Las Vegas, Afghanistan, Florida, and many other places all over the world. Their relationships with customers has kept the breakfast joint in business despite hard times. When Downtown Coffee Shop first opened, there wasn’t much competition in Bellevue, as the number of restaurants in the area was low. However, over the years, more and more restaurants have popped up especially toward the west away from downtown. Staying in business has proven diffi­cult. The trick, she said, is to consistent­ly analyze sales to motivate herself to improve. It reminds her what this is all about — the people who walk through Downtown Coffee Shop’s doors. “I’ve never felt like, ‘OK, we’re safe; we’ve made it,” Kouba said. “I think you can’t get comfortable.”

After a pandemic-related closure, Kouba said the restaurant is back open and happy to see community members they love and missed, again. Through the ups and downs, they’re grateful that devoted customers go out of their way to come and eat.

Reviews

Wonderful!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 13, 2022

Wonderful little cafe that has been around for 38 years. Food is fresh and cooked to order. Homemade muffins are delicious. The homemade corned beef hash is to die for. Definitely recommend you try this place. I know I’ll go back!!!

Dani Walker

Nice!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 22, 2020

The food came quick, it was nice and hot, I got the #1 with a cinnamon roll, very good btw. The eggs were good, and so is the bacon and toast, but the hashbrowns are very thin and more brown than potato. But no wait to sit down, and hot coffee came very shortly after.

Jason Alexander

Awesome!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 8, 2022

Awesome cafe, great service and amazing food. It was great watching the short cook make orders in front of us. Highly recommend for breakfast!

Charlie Weston

Always awesome!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 10, 2021

Always awesome service. Never have to wait. My order is correct everytime. I always get SOS over biscuit, hashbrowns with 2 eggs over easy and white toast. When my wife and I walk in, they know immediately what we will order. Love this place. Love the people who work here. I would recommend Downtown Coffee Shop in Bellevue to anyone.

Brandon Quigley

Yum!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 28, 2022

Yum! Yum! Yum! Their cinnamon rolls are amazing. So airy and delicious. I snarfed it down before I knew it. My eggs and hash browns hit the spot. The browns were perfectly crispy. The ladies were awesome, welcoming, and amazing. We’ll be back!

Stefanie Williamson

Breakfast is delicious!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 27, 2019

The breakfast is delicious! Great classic eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, and toast. If you just want a home-cooked meal that tastes amazing this is your stop.

Gabi B.

Contact

ADDRESS

119 W Mission Ave,
Bellevue, NE 68005

Support Your Local Business

Phone
+1 (402) 292-7100

Address
119 W Mission Ave,
Bellevue, NE 68005

Hours
Wed-Fri: 5:30am – 12:30pm
Sat-Sun: 5:30am – 12pm
Mon-Tue: 5:30am – 11am