Should I tell him?

I've been friends with this guy for a couple of years. We have the same group of friends. And I really find him very handsome and his heart is beautiful. We have very similar interests and he makes me laugh more than anything. And I really want to tell him that I'm interested in a relationship.

If I do, should I just straight out tell him I like him or should I just invite him to coffee or something and hope he gets the hint?

Or should I leave it alone and just let him pursue me if that's what he wants?