September might be just around the corner, but make no mistake: it’s still summer! These seven LGBTQ-owned Seattle businesses offer outdoor seating options, so you can enjoy the heat and soak up some August sun while you enjoy your meal.
Enjoy a beautiful rooftop dining experience surrounded by an edible garden at Terra Plata. Owners Tamara Murphy and Linda Di Lello Morton are passionate about “earth to plate” dining. Local, sustainable ingredients and nourishing relationships are at the heart of Terra Plata. This is obvious in the flourishing rooftop garden, dishes infused with seasonal flavors, and a staff that feels like family.
#AsianOwned #LGBTQOwned #WomanOwned
In a former auto body shop in the heart of Columbia City, Super Six is serving a mix of classic Hawaiian plates and Pacific Northwest staples with the hospitality, generosity, and aloha spirit you’d find on the islands. In 2015, Kamala Saxton and Roz Edison opened Super Six as the sixth addition to their Marination brand, further sharing their love for Hawaiian food and culture with Seattle. For a taste of the islands, Super Six serves loco moco, spam musubi (which you can also get with pork belly), malasadas, and more.
Taqueria Cantina – Downtown
It was Daniel Ceballos’ childhood dream to open a restaurant, and after many years of hard work, he achieved it with the help of his business partners Brian Brandell and Sal Munoz. At Taqueria Cantina, you can enjoy the trio’s authentic Mexican fare and many different styles of margaritas in their street-level outdoor seating.
In 2021 Nat Stratton-Clarke expanded the Cafe Flora family to Beacon Hill, opening The Flora Bakehouse. Nat is serving up his beloved freshly baked sweet and savory pastries, croissants, muffins, pies, quiches, brownies, cookies, and many gluten-free and vegan options, such as Cafe Flora’s famous vegan cinnamon rolls. As with all of his endeavors, Nat has put his heart into The Flora Bakehouse, which is obvious in the beautiful decor and friendly service. Their charming rooftop patio provides the perfect atmosphere to enjoy your pastries while you soak up some of the sun’s rays!
#LGBTQOwned #FamilyOwned #WomanOwned
Stoup Brewing is a beer-geek collaboration between husband and wife Brad Benson and Lara Zahaba, and biology teacher-turned brewer Robyn Schumacher. Their delicious brews combine their exacting love of science with their love of beer and the community it fosters. Sip your beer and enjoy your meal outdoors – they offer a variety of options, including street-level seating, an outdoor beer garden, and an upstairs deck welcome to 21+ patrons.
Bonus: Check out their other location in Kenmore!
Branching out from their corporate backgrounds, Rodney Hines and Todd Herriott founded Metier Brewing Company in 2018 with the vision of creating a new standard in the brewing community, a welcoming gathering space, and a family-friendly destination. Located in the heart of Seattle’s Central District, Metier offers distinctive award-winning beers, local cider, and in-house brewed coffee. Enjoy your beer surrounded by plants and sunshine in their bright patio space!
Bonus: Check out their other location in Woodinville!
#AsianOwned #LGBTQOwned #WomanOwned
Since 2009, Kamala Saxton and Roz Edison have been serving their Hawaiian-Korean fusion cuisine with the motto “Everyday Aloha.” At Marination Ma Kai, situated on the shores of Alki, customers can enjoy favorites like the katsu sandwich or fish tacos on a dockside patio with a gorgeous view of the Seattle skyline. It doesn’t get much more summer-y than that!