Hello Robin

Capitol Hill, Seattle

Robin Wehl and Clay Martin

Robin Wehl Martin opened her adorable blue- and white-trimmed jewel-box cookie shop Hello Robin last December on the “it” corner of 19th and Mercer…

Seattle Magazine

First of all, it is about the cookies – more specifically, it is about Robin’s amazing talent for making delicious cookies that seem to transcend the category altogether.

Second, odd as it may seem, while cookies are a terrible building material choice for anything larger than a gingerbread house, they are remarkably useful if what one is building is a neighborhood.   Long before Hello Robin was a gathering place on 19th, Robin’s cookies were one of the key ingredients bonding the neighborhood.

Third, yes, Robin is two time winner of Seattle’s Whoopie Pie Bake-off.

Fourth, no one knows Robin like Clay knows Robin.

Fifth, no one believes in Robin like Clay believes in Robin.

Sixth, Mētis was lucky enough to have the opportunity to join with Robin and Clay and Graham Baba Architects in attempting to figure out how to translate all of this into a space that could do justice to Robin’s cookies and their place in the neighborhood.  The result is a light, airy, and playfully detailed space done in robin’s egg blue and white that places Robin and the baking process center stage.

Seventh, if you have yet to try Robin’s cookies, you must.


  • Sebastian Kimura
  • Luther Chatel
  • Matthew Hunsberger
  • Gabe Stern
  • Collaborators

    Hello Robin was realized in collaboration with Robin Wehl and Clay Martin, Jim Graham and Noreen Shinohara of Graham Baba, and Lake Union Partners.  Special thanks to Kemly Electric, Paradiso Mechanical, CFM Mechanical, Viking Sprinkler, Above and Beyond Drywall, and K&A Painting.

    Press & Links

    "Robin Wehl Martin opened her adorable blue- and white-trimmed jewel-box cookie shop Hello Robin last December on the “it” corner of 19th and Mercer, where she quickly fueled a brand-new Capitol Hill crawl that includes gourmet mercantile Cone & Steiner, Linda Derschang newcomer Tallulah’s, and right about now, expect to add a stop at a Molly Moon’s walk-up inside Hello Robin." — Seattlemag.com

    "Mr. Ramon and I stopped in one night to check out this spot and get our cookie on. I was blown away by the design of the shop. The use of robins egg blue and white were clean and sophisticated. The space - though small feels full of light and air with the high ceiling and open plan. I was so excited to see a huge work table/bar with chairs around it allowing for classes, demos and getting up close and personal to the cookie making process. I think one of the most beautiful parts of the store is the blue and white tile." — Sosuzette