Bongos Cafe


Bar, Restaurant, Restaurant
6501 Aurora Ave N

KatRina N./Yelp

Bongos serves delicious Caribbean food with zero pretensions, and the restaurant, tucked into a triangular plot of land on Aurora, just off Green Lake, is practically a theme-park ride. It's a repurposed 76 station made into a Caribbean playground, with the help of a splash of colorful paint and a thorough reimagining of the space. The best part, obviously, is the sandpit where the gas pumps used to be; even on the dreariest Northwest winter day, the patio furniture and bright plastic shovels and buckets give the restaurant a playful, beachy vibe. Inside, the ceiling is covered in burlap coffee sacks and strings of lights, and aqua highlights liven up what should be, by all rights, a deadly dull building. PAUL CONSTANT

Bongos Cafe

6501 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Hours: Tue 11 am-10 pm, Wed-Thu 11 am-10 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am-11 pm, Sun 11 am-10 pm
Restaurant Details
  • Features Outdoor Seating
  • Cuisine Caribbean, Deli/Sandwiches
  • Price $
Bar Details
  • Features Wine & Beer Only, Dog Friendly, Outdoor Seating
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