A little while ago, I had the pleasure of stopping by a darling play space called "Play!" in Los Altos. But it was not until today I got to see the other two in the trio owned by the same folks - Bumble & Area 151. Bumble is a quaint little house/restaurant in downtown Los Altos that emphasizes farm to table cuisine. It's homey yet modern and airy with screened in porch areas and a tree growing through the roof! What's unique about Bumble is their children's playroom. Mommy and daddy want to linger over brunch? No problem, children can be excused! A fish tank wall separates the dining area and the playroom so a family can keep an eye out for each other while doing their own thing. Ditto if you have an event going on at Bumble. Little ones can be entertained in the playroom whereas the tweens can be walked over to Area 151 next door (more about this below). You can have the whole event planned out by the event specialist Betsy Allen, who oversees events at all three venues - Play!, Bumble, and Area 151.
Here it is, Bumble!
Back of the dining area, fish tank wall beneath the bookshelf & door to the playroom.
This is what the fish tank wall looks like from inside the playroom, which is a little lower than the dining room. They even put in bubble windows so children can peak in the fish tank & the dining room.
Playroom is spacious and also has a wrap around covered deck outside
Craft supplies? Check.
5-in-1 rotary bike? Check.
Apple juice in a funky cup? Check!
Area 151 is a pretty cool concept arcade geared towards tweens & it's the right next door to Bumble. It is an arcade and has games. But across an out-of-this-planet courtyard, they have a homework room. So you get your work done & you get to play afterwards! Genius! I fell in love with their alien theme and you will see why!
This is their door handle! LOVE IT!
145 1st St, Los Altos, CA 94022
151 1st St, Los Altos, CA 94022