Baja Bistro

3 Oct

Baja Bistro is one of our favorite places. Great breakfasts and fantastic drinks. The servers are friendly and the overall ambiance is relaxed and welcoming. This is one of the few places with a full liquor license on Beacon Hill.

Note: Baja Bistro is also known as Java Love. There’s a full-service espresso shop in the restaurant, and a 21+ bar accessible via the other entrance.

Location & hours of operation: 2414 Beacon Ave S;  Mon-Sun 8am-10pm

Transit access and/or parking: close to BH Light Rail Station & #36 bus; on street parking

Accessibility for strollers & little legs: tight quarters for a stroller, no stairs so perfect for little legs.

Cost: Happy hour is a great deal with $3 tacos & other snacks. Regular menu is reasonably priced; expect about $10/per person without drinks. Margaritas are so good you should budget for them.

Activities & safety issues: this is a restaurant. Bring your own small toys/activities.

Food/drink (for kids and adults): outstanding Mexican food, fresh & authentic. Very good margaritas.

Restrooms and changing table: no changing table, 2 clean restrooms.

Overall welcome (or not) towards kids & babies: very, very friendly & welcoming.

Space/privacy to nurse: no special place, but they’re perfectly comfortable with nursing mothers


4 Responses to “Baja Bistro”

  1. Esther Skurtu October 4, 2010 at 3:21 am #

    Seattle has so many awesomely kid friendly restaurants and Baja Bistro is definitely one of them…..along with the Madrona Alehouse, Araya’s Vegetarian Thai, El Sombrero, Piccolo’s Pizza (includes free 80’s video games), and Bamboo Gardens, just to name a few. But one noteworthy place that we recently went to with our kids is the Spice Room in Columbia City. It’s a Thai Restaurant that we’d never taken our kids to before and only went to because another restaurant we had planned on going to was closed. It isn’t the type of place we would normally take our kids to because it looks a bit fancier than most Thai restaurants and is a bit more expensive for casual dining with kids. But we did it anyways and there ended up being another family with two children, only slightly younger than ours, sitting beside our table. They had a little girl who was around 5 years old and a 10 to 12 month old who was being a little nosy with the normal baby sounds of dinner. At a table across from us was a young woman who was extremely intolerant of the baby making these sounds and began complaining to the waiter and actually screaming across the isle at the family (which was way more disruptive than this child’s baby sounds). The waiter calmly informed this woman that there was nothing he or anyone else could do about the baby’s noises and then walked over to the family’s table and began playing with the baby (which distracted her for a bit). He then asked the parent’s permission to bring out a scoop of coconut ice cream for the kids (which turned out to be a great distraction tactic). Any restaurant that respects parents trying to have a dinner night out with the fam and doesn’t tolerate intolerant people gets a thumbs up in my opinion because they certainly aren’t the majority.

    • BabyOnTheTownSeattle October 4, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

      wow! We will totally be checking that out–awesome story. Good food?

      • Esther Skurtu October 4, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

        The food was definitely delicious, but I think mentioned before that it was a bit pricey. I wouldn’t say that the dishes are extremely unique for Thai food, but it’s good quality.


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