Support Local: Skyway-West Hill Business Roundup

  Community Interest

By Devin Chicras & Fin Harmany

Skyway-West Hill’s business districts are full of friendly, hardworking small business owners with big hearts. Instead of corporate chains and big box stores, we have some uniquely wonderful places to shop and eat. We’ll keep this post updated as we continue to feature our community’s vibrant businesses in unincorporated 98178 that no longer need to only be a well-kept secret among locals. How many places on this list have you been to?

PS: Enter our drawing to win a gift card to a local business!

Skip ahead:

🍽️ Restaurants & Cafes

Woinshet (Winnie) Meshesha smiles from behind a cash register.
Woinshet (Winnie) Meshesha, owner of Winnie’s Cafe & Deli in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of West Hill.

Winnie’s Cafe & Deli

11301 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 420-4871

WebsiteFacebookInstagram

People they stop by because we have the best coffee, and best veggie combination (injera with lentil and split pea, cabbage, carrots, and potatoes, and greens, and salads), and beef tibs, and different things. For breakfast, we have food that’s very popular too. The community is welcoming, and they help a lot in bad times and in good times. They’re here for me.

Woinshet (Winnie) Meshesha, owner of Winnie’s Cafe & Deli
Nevzat Cankaya of Nevzat's Espresso in Skyway has gift cards available for purchase April 2020
Nevzat Cankaya, owner of Nevzat’s Espresso in Skyway, has gift cards available for purchase.

Nevzat’s Espresso

12602 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 772-5096

WebsiteFacebookInstagram

Exterior of Beach Comber Sports Bar & Grill in Skyway
Exterior of Beach Comber Sports Bar & Grill in Skyway.

Beach Comber Sports Bar & Grill

12623 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

FacebookInstagram

My and Josh Hood, owners of My's Vietnamese Sandwiches & Deli in Skyway.
My and Josh Hood, owners of My’s Vietnamese Sandwiches & Deli in Skyway.

My’s Vietnamese Sandwiches & Deli

12619 Renton Ave S #3712, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 772-1231

WebsiteFacebook

Taquería la Herradura

11655 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 423-4929

Facebook

Salima Specialties

11805 Renton Ave S Suite C, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 906-9331

WebsiteFacebookInstagram

Angel City Soul Food Deli

12621 Renton Ave S Suite C, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 772-2223

WebsiteFacebookInstagram

Crazy Corn

11809 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178 (next to Shell station)

(206) 429-0769

FacebookInstagram

Sra Bua Thai Cuisine website.

Sra Bua Thai Cuisine

11425 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

(425) 663-9888

WebsiteFacebookInstagram

Sage and Ms Christine (Chris) Austin in front of Collage Kitchen in Skyway.

Collage Kitchen

12702 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

(941) 592-1117

Email

WHCA Business Profile on Collage Kitchen (YouTube)

🛍️ Shopping & Entertainment

Naomie Zandt and Miles Stanberry, co-owners of Moon Village Bakery in Skyway, with daughter Mayari.

Moon Village Bakery

7418 S 126th St, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 400-8383

WebsiteFacebookInstagram

Open Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

We’re a small business, family owned. We’ve been in business since 2016. We moved our business up here to Skyway, where we live, two years ago. We are BIPOC-owned, LGBTQ-friendly. We can cater to your dietary preferences. We have vegan options. [We use] all natural ingredients, we don’t use anything artificial. All of our things are made on a pretty small scale. I’ve had people tell me that it’s like what grandma used to make. Our flavors are pretty unique and we also have some basic flavors, for the people that like that. We sell some art from local artists from around here.

Naomie Zandt, co-owner of Moon Village Bakery

I grew up on Genesee, Columbia City area. In that neighborhood, the community events around there they weren’t necessarily super welcome to us when we were starting off our business. When we moved up to Skyway, though, it was a complete change. We were welcome in most of the community events, if not all of the community events. And the thing that I love about Skyway is that it has kept to that character that Columbia City and other parts of South Seattle have lost. And there isn’t so much encroachment from big corporations, like you don’t see Starbucks up here. Skyway has a lot of character and it’s a very unique place. And the community up here is very tight. It’s growing, but it still has that unique character that South Seattle has always had.

Miles Stanberry, co-owner of Moon Village Bakery
Exterior of Skyway Grocery Outlet, operated by Jeff and Erin McNeil.

Skyway Grocery Outlet

11656 68th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

(425) 728-1870

WebsiteFacebookInstagram

Skyway Model Shop

12615 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 772-1211

WebsiteFacebook


🛠️ Services

Mohamed (Moha) Hassan, owner of First Pass Driving School in Skyway.
Mohamed (Moha) Hassan, owner of First Pass Driving School in Skyway.

First Pass Driving School

12629 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 353-8028

WebsiteFacebook

The community is very friendly. I’ve been serving here since 2005. We have a lot of schools over here–Dimmitt Middle School and Renton High School … and by the time I opened this school there was not any driving school in this area, so I’m so happy to be the first around here. And I believe I serve this community very well, especially the teenagers.

I believe [there are] so many reasons [why people should use First Pass Driving School]–our customers are 95% teenagers and I believe the teenagers like that style, the accent, and they always say to me I’m so funny and that’s what they tell me all the time. And we serve a lot of teenagers and they keep coming back. And at this time I have a lot of students who are telling me that I trained their mom or their dad when they were teenagers too. And that makes me so happy to know that.

I really love the job, I love serving teenagers. They are very funny, they are very easy, very friendly. They are not hard. And the other thing is that I’m really compassionate what I do, teaching kids, making things different, make sure the kids are safe, make sure they are understand the rules of the road, and understand the responsibility of driving.

Mohamed (Moha) Hassan, owner of First Pass Driving School

The Tool Doctor

12544 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 717-2892

Website

Nail Station

12540 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 772-3779

WebsiteFacebookInstagram

Skyway Nails

12621 Renton Ave S B, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 772-6315

FacebookInstagram

Tyson Hawkins State Farm Insurance in Skyway.
Tyson Hawkins State Farm Insurance in Skyway.

Tyson Hawkins – State Farm Insurance

12705 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 772-3388

WebsiteFacebook

Skyway Laundromat exterior.
Skyway Laundromat storefront.

Skyway Laundromat

12629 Renton Ave S, Unit C, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 451-9290

WebsiteFacebook

Personal Touch Barbershop in Skyway.
Personal Touch Barbershop in Skyway.

Personal Touch Barbershop

12629 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

(253) 298-5716

Instagram

Blossom Beauty Bar

12620 Renton Ave S, Ste 1, Seattle, WA 98178

WebsiteFacebookInstagram

Law Office of Cleodis Floyd Attorney at Law

12620 Renton Ave S # 3, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 257-1554

WebsiteFacebookInstagram

Little STEAMers Academy in Skyway.
Little STEAMers Academy in Skyway.

Little STEAMers Academy

12620 Renton Ave S #5, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 946-1926

WebsiteFacebookInstagram

The Auto Barber

7418 S 126th St Unit 1C, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 772-6315

WebsiteFacebookInstagram

Audiotocracy Podcast Production logo.

Audiotocracy Podcast Production

WebsiteTwitterEmail

(206) 532-1290

Rain City Investigations logo.

Rain City Investigations

WebsiteFacebookLinkedInTwitterEmail

(206) 330-1998

Two Brothers Towing Service

12753 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

(206) 383-1170

FacebookInstagram


Help keep this resource updated!

Do you know any local businesses that are not yet listed here, or see any information that may be out of date? Let us know! If you’re a business owner, please share your information using this form.


Like having a more engaged, informed and vibrant community? You can make a huge impact by joining your neighbors in giving $5 or more a month to the leanest, hardest working all-volunteer nonprofit in the neighborhood.