pasta dish with purple onion blossoms

Cafe Lolo

Farmers Market Schedule

Capitol Hill Farmers Market

Tuesdays 3PM - 7PM

June 4 - Sept 24

Columbia City Farmers Market

Wednesdays 3PM - 7PM

May 1 - Oct 9

Queen Anne Farmers Market

Thursdays 3PM - 7PM

May 30 - Oct 10

West Seattle Farmers Market

Sundays 10PM - 2PM

Year Round!


Coming soon!

Each week, we will feature a new pasta shape, paired with two new seasonal sets inspired by local produce.

hands holding seasonal pasta
hands holding seasonal pasta
hands holding seasonal pasta
hands holding seasonal pasta
hands holding seasonal pasta
hands holding seasonal pasta

Our Pasta

  • Giacomo the Extruder

    Our workhorse - extruding new pasta shapes each week!

  • Jill the Mill

    We use our trusty mockmill to bring you fresh-milled Washington grain (for optimal pasta texture!), sourced from from Bluebird Farms

Our Partners

  • Bluebird Farms

  • Tonnemaker Farms

  • Skinny Kitty Farms

  • Alvarez Organic Farms

  • Preservation Meat Collective

  • ...and more!

Our Mission

Cafe Lolo is dedicated to providing our community with delicious, simple, seasonal dishes inspired by the abundance of local produce.

We support our Washington farmers by showcasing their beautiful ingredients through our food; in doing so, our aim is to help close the gap between farmer and consumer. We hope to strengthen our local food systems by expanding knowledge and creativity with the goal to show that locally raised farm grown produce is not only accessible, but is vital.

We believe in the sustainable approach of nose to tail and root to fruit cooking with the intention of utilizing as much of the animal or crop as we can!

What is most important to us, though, is that our guests feel welcomed and nourished. Come eat with us!

leah and alex at their farmers market stand

Meet the Team

pasta extruder
Giacomo the Extruder

Alex Halmi

Alex Halmi has been in the restaurant industry for over a decade cooking, graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and working in kitchens in Australia, Portland and Seattle. Although he has been a pasta lover since birth, his affinity for creating pasta flourished while serving as Sous Chef at Salare in Ravenna. After cooking there for 4 years, Alex and his partner Leah dedicated a year WWOOF'ing at a small family operated farm in Kauai during the pandemic. Upon returning to Seattle, Alex landed the "pastaioli" position at Cascina Spinasse to sharpen his craft. In his free time Alex likes to experiment with new dishes, play frisbee and wrestle with his cat.

Leah Engel

Leah's passion for the culinary arts started early, growing up in a family that shared a love for food and cooking. As a teenager she graduated from the Apicius culinary school in Florence, Italy, where she gained insight into the Slow Food Movement. Settling back in Seattle, Leah joined the team at Tonnemaker Valley Farm with the interest of celebrating locally grown food and sharing her enthusiasm with the public at farmers markets. Leah eventually landed a pastry position at Junebaby where she learned everything from breadmaking to plated desserts. Leah is currently the assistant kitchen manager at Coyle's Bakeshop in Greenwood, where she continues to hone her craft and work with ingredients she loves. Aside from baking she loves to do yoga, spend time outside and spot cats in the neighborhood.

pasta mill
Jill the Mill

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206 290 8592
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