Mary Heffernan, a local Los Altos mom and 6th generation Californian, had a vision for a welcoming community restaurant combining healthy food, a warm atmosphere, good wine and an engaging playspace for kids.
Her vision found a home three years ago when Mary first walked by a quaint little cottage at 145 First Street. Rich in history, the building is over 100 years old and was previously home to the town librarian, a children’s book store and an antique store.
After over a year of design, renovation and construction - Bumble opened its doors in September 2011. The name Bumble hints at a community of busy beings coming together for a common purpose and to hang out in the hive. Mary and her family are regulars at Bumble with their four girls: Francie, Maisie, Janie and baby Tessa.
Mary’s great grandfather was a farmer in the Pajaro Valley and her husband Brian, a real estate attorney, grew up in a California farming family and frequently works from his laptop at Bumble doing his best to help refine the menu and source only the best, natural ingredients, making his farmer father proud.
Brian and Mary go to great lengths to make sure Bumble is serving the best produce, poultry, fish and beef around. Our grass fed hamburger meat comes from the Machado Brothers Ranch in San Luis Obispo run by long-time family friends. The Heffernan family attends the annual ranch Round Up each year to check on the healthy, happy, California cows and even get to help out with the branding of the calves! Honey is sourced from a local bee-keeper and the dairy products are delivered by Michal the Milkman who has delivered milk to Mary's family since she was born. Hidden Villa provides as much of our produce as possible and the Heffernan girls trek up the hill weekly to help out in the Hidden Villa gardens.
We believe it’s important to know where our food comes from and feed our children the best possible ingredients - we're pleased to share the same with you.