Queen Bee recently opened its third location — the first standalone location outside of an Aegis Living Community —  in Clyde Hill.

The third installment in the Queen Bee franchise echoes the ideas and values instilled in its other locations while also offering an expanded menu.

Queen Bee is owned by Aegis Living, which got its start in 1997. Dwayne Clark, CEO of Aegis Living, continues to donate 100 percent of its proceeds to a local charity. For its Bellevue location, the company has chosen to support Bellevue LifeSpring.

“Queen Bee cafes are one way the company gives while also providing a wonderful meeting place for residents and neighbors,” Clark said. “We enjoy being a part of a neighborhood and giving back to our broader community.”

The stand-alone location marks a new path and opportunity for Aegis Living to create an even bigger impact in the community.

“Creating a place to gather and create connections to neighbors and friends will result in social impact big and small. That belief, together with donating profits to local neighborhood charities, makes Queen Bee a special place that neighborhoods have happily welcomed,” Clark said of the company’s mission.

In opening the cafe in the Clyde Hill location, Clark has breathed life back into Bellevue’s beloved Tully’s cafe.

“In our newest Clyde Hill location, we found an opportunity to resurrect a beloved local coffee shop after Tully’s closed to create new connections and give back to this community,” Clark said.

Queen Bee has received phenomenal reception through its food, values, and design. Another investment is likely to take place in Queen Bee’s future, according to Clark.

“Based on the reception of our cafes and our desire to continue to give back, we expect future expansion in the Seattle area over the coming years,” he said.

For more information on the philanthropy and menu, visit Queen Bee here.