Meet Onjoli Dela Torre and Max Lovelace, the team behind Post Pike Bar & Cafe, a destination for any and every time of the day in Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington. You’ll find bagels, booze, and espresso morning, noon, and night. Onjoli and Max’s bar and cafe features locally sourced, small batch bagels and a full cocktail, wine, and beer menu served all day.
Bonus: Post Pike Bar & Cafe is open to all ages until 8 PM.
Learn more about Onjoli, Max, and Post Pike Bar & Cafe in this Business Spotlight Q&A.
This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
What’s your favorite part about the community your business is in?
The ability to serve and engage with a diverse demographic in one of the most historic and fundamental neighborhoods in the city. In the short year and a half we’ve been open, it’s incredible to witness the establishment of both loyal regulars and being newly discovered daily by visitors, as a place that feels welcome to all. One of our missions in opening Post Pike was to create a space that felt inclusive for all. Whether creating unexpected connections at the bar over a cocktail or getting some work done in a chill environment, we are genuinely excited to know each story.
What’s something your customers may not know about you or your business?
We make just about everything possible in-house or source it very locally. All dressings, sauces, and soups are as local or organic as they can be. Something else you may not know about our business is that we feature local artists from the community on our walls and rotate the artist every few months. We also host free trivia every Wednesday night at 7pm and have happy hour Mon-Fri 4-6pm.
Anything else you’d like us to know about you and your business?
We are two former co-workers-made friends that came together after several years of working in the restaurant industry for others. We did this all on our own with no big sums of money stashed away. We love the community we serve and we are so happy to be able to create this space for you!