Bellevue, WA-based Aegis Living has opened its newest Queen Bee Cafe, its third that donates post-operating profits to local charities.

The new location, in Clyde Hill, WA, joins two others in Seattle. The cafes are named in honor of the mother of Aegis Living CEO Dwayne J. Clark, Colleen, whom he called “original Queen Bee” in a nod to her British roots.

“Our cafes are built to nurture human connections over a great cup of coffee, and our belief is these connections will result in social impact big and small,” the CEO said.

Inside, the cafe has a fireplace below a living moss ceiling, chalk-top tables and a children’s play area. Outside, it has a patio, bike racks and a sheltered area for dogs. The shop is open every day and serves baked goods, espresso drinks, milkshakes and frappes, sandwiches, salads, wine and beer.

The first charity to benefit from Clyde Hill Queen Bee is Bellevue LifeSpring, an organization that has been helping children and families for more than 100 years by providing food, clothing, education and emergency assistance.

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