Owner Phillip Ellis with his wife Keiko
In addition to espresso, macchiato, latte, cappuccino and teas, Seeds of Love offers pastries and sandwiches as well as daily tourtes and a midday desert.
Owner Phillip Ellis, a corporate chef who lives in the neighborhood, told me that he borrowed the name for his new business from the title of a Tears For Fears song. He also explains that it refers to the fact that coffee is actually a seed and not a bean.
The tiny storefront at 421 Court Street has been home to quite a few different businesses over the past few decades. Ellis explains that numbers were once run out of the former carriage house. Later, it became a candy store. More recently, it was a clothing boutique.
Seeds of Love is standing room only, but there is a small counter close to the front window for those who want to linger. Currently, the place is open from 7:30 am to 6 pm. Ellis may move the opening time to 7 am if and earlier time accommodates his customers.
Seeds of Love will most likely become a favorite neighborhood stop for a quick jolt of caffeine and a bite to eat. So leave the house a bit earlier next time and stop by to grab one of their coffees.