Edy Kizaki

Greeenwood’s Green Bean Coffeehouse is a Neighborhood Haven

January 24, 2011 in Coffeehouses, Greenwood/Phinney Ridge, Seattle for Kids

Mothers and babies and tots and neighborhood residents and all those in need of cafination, head’s up…Green Bean is your cozy friendly and very green Greenwood neighborhood café of choice.  And from all the baby strollers and bikes parked outside, that’s a very well known fact in this area.

According to the Green Bean website, the coffeehouse is a community centered nonprofit with affiliations to other nonprofits in the area.  The goal is to create a neighborhood space which promotes conversation and respect, allows for events and classes, and serves high quality Café Lusso coffee, locally well respected company in Redmond.

Not only do the staff and volunteers bake on site, but the cookies are as big as your head!  The granola is baked fresh onsite with a choice of milk, yoghurt and blueberries.  The muffins, scones, cinnamon twists, and sweet breads are prepared daily.  Or if you’re hungrier, there’s quiche, paninis, breakfast sandwiches, soup of the day… stop in and try this delightful spot, and if you have a tot, they will love the big enclosed play area!  I guess that’s why I saw so many tables of happy moms over coffee with their heads together while their little ones enjoyed the extensive toy selection and social hour.

Seattle for Kids

September 14, 2010 in Seattle for Kids

In the beginning this may just be a smattering, but give us time and it will bloom into something that we hope becomes a real resource for parents not only moving here but also those who live, work, and PLAY in the area!
To start out, a couple places to take your offspring when you get a moment:
Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah
St. Edwards State Park in Juanita on Lake Washington (you can hike down to a great swimming beach or stick to the magnificant playfields and climbing/swinging/etc. structures).
Snapdoodle Toys, voted best in Western Washington
Seattle Childrens’ Theater at Seattle Center