When I can’t escape the city, the next best thing is to slip away and visit a lovely outdoor venue with a garden view. I love to be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the peace and serenity offered from this charming garden at the Baba Yega Cafe.
Tucked away in the heart of Houston’s Montrose area, Baba Yega’s has been offering an eclectic American cuisine for over forty years. The lush gardens offer a sprawling patio and courtyard that feature a waterfall, fountains, and Koi pond underneath sprawling 100 year old oak trees. It is a delightful place to enjoy the sunshine and feast on not only the delicious menu, but also the sweet serenity of their garden atmosphere.
As with many of the quaint Montrose eateries, Baba Yega’s was created from a renovated bungalow. The Montrose area of Houston, developed in 1911, was originally a planned community filled with bungalows and cottages with wide porches and tree-lined boulevards. Many of the charming homes remain private residences as they once were. However, the area is now quite diverse with many of the bungalows now becoming restaurants and boutiques.
The cafe has recently expanded under new ownership after the original owner retired. An adjacent bungalow was bought and renovated to host more of the atrium dining filled with quaint antiques and the bohemian flavor the Montrose area is known for.
The menu offers everything from soups and salads to burgers, pastas, grilled chicken and salmon. The cafe is known for it’s vegetarian and vegan options as well. I enjoyed the Tortilla Soup on my last visit and wasn’t disappointed!