Beloved West Seattle Luna Park Cafe set to reopen Friday
The kitschy, cute, and much loved Luna Park Cafe is set to reopen on Friday morning after a months long remodeling closure. The restaurant at 2918 Avalon Way has been a popular spot for breakfast and lunch for more than 33 years, but as regulars know, it needed some upgrades. The staff went through a couple of friends and family events to get systems tuned up.
Converted years ago from the former Pat & Ron's Tavern by John Bennett it took on the character of a 1950's diner with vintage lunchboxes hanging from the ceiling, a jukebox stuffed with classic songs (and remote play selectors at some tables) and signs from all around the Seattle area from years gone by.
The physical plant needed upgrades from the wait station (it's wider) to the pass through window for the chefs, to the kitchen layout which not allows three cooks to work side by side. Also new are refrigeration units. The bar top is new and a new backsplash behind the bar looks sharp. That, plus some tile work and paint plus a bit of electrical and plumbing completed the renovations
Still on display are the giant guitar, the Rocket man figure, the large neon ice cream cone, the vintage Batman car ride the Band in a Box device above the door, and the prized JP Patches coat.
The menu has been reduced to make it a bit easier on the staff but it's still varied and easy to find something you'd like. The famous milkshakes are still there and much of what made it a place people wait in line for is still there.
Luna Park wiil be open Wed-Sun 8-3
You can call in orders to go at (206) 935-7250