A reader submission from Christina Bass about Seven Sisters:
Seven Sisters Coffee House is conveniently located on Mills Ave. just north of Marks St., near the main branch of Central Florida Educators’ Credit Union.
I am the kind of person who will drive past a coffee shop and think, “Hey, I should try that place,” about a gazillion times…yet find myself strangely reluctant to actually go in. I’m a thirty-something mom, not a twenty-something hipster; so I find myself apprehensive about trying something trendier than the big chains.
However, there is truly something for everyone at Seven Sisters.
Quirky art hangs on the walls and local crafters display reasonably-priced offerings. There’s a playroom (believe it or not) where kids can hang out and read books or play with toys. There’s a living room area where adults can talk to friends (in full sight of the playroom) and even spin vinyl on the record player or pick up a magazine. There are snacks – healthy and not-so-healthy – for adults and children alike.
Yet, I’d obviously be remiss if I didn’t mention the coffee.
Single-sourced from an estate in Nicaragua and roasted to perfection by master roasters in Atlanta, both espresso and brewed coffee have a taste that will delight even the most jaded connoisseur. The coffee is shade-grown, songbird-friendly, organic, with a fair wage paid to the workers who collect the beans. (In other words, it’s guilt-free. )
Seven Sisters Coffee is the dream of Alisha Kearns, who wanted to create a place where everyone could feel comfortable – families as well as childfree folks – and where social activism and socializing could combine in neat ways.
The truth is that I can’t go to a certain big coffee chain anymore, even though it’s a lot closer to my house. The brewed coffee is too bitter and the baked goods don’t taste as if they were baked that very day with fresh ingredients the way they do at Seven Sisters.
If you’re like me and hesitant to try something new, I heartily recommend that you take a chance on Seven Sisters Coffee House anyway.
Whether you are a college student or businessperson or mom or retiree (or all of the above), you will find both a comfortable environment and a great tasting cup of coffee at your new ‘home away from home.’