I was really reluctant to writing this post at first because I wanted to be selfish and keep this place to myself. It's that awesome. But I love y'all and want anyone living in or visiting Bryan/College Station to enjoy the places I love, so I gave in. You're welcome in advance. :)
Harvest Coffee Bar is this super cool, super chill coffee shop nestled in Downtown Bryan. Honestly, you wouldn't know it's there unless you're looking for it specifically or just happen to walk by it (which is how Ross found it). That's what I love about Harvest Coffee. It's like a little hideaway that's absolutely perfect for people watching.
When you walk inside, you immediately fall in love with the open feel of the coffee shop. They store all of their glasses and coffee on shelves, which is personally my favorite interior look right now. They have exposed brick walls and left the original ceiling from the old building, giving it a vintage vibe.
Their seating is pretty good too. They have tables for groups of two and four. They also have bar seating at the big window in the front, which is why it's perfect for people watching. (Gotta love it.) In the back, they have two big comfy chairs, where you'll find me and Ross.
Can I just take a second to point out the perfection of using a piano as a table? Such a freakin' cool idea. Then, they add the chalkboard menu element... You know I love chalkboard menus. They get to my interior DIY heart.
On a scale of 1 to this place is really too cool for me, it's really really really too cool for me. I mean, they play all of their music on a record player. I repeat, A RECORD PLAYER. And it's the perfect music for productivity. Ross and I were in there for three hours straight writing away for our blogs. (Visit his here.) It also helps that everyone else there was being just as productive and quiet as we were. It was like we all secretly agreed to have library volume conversations only. I loved it.
But I beg of you... if you are a student, please do not occupy this place like it's WCL the night before a test. Your kind don't belong here. Just kidding, but really... I'll be very sad if this place turns into Sweet Eugene's where there's like hardly ever any seating and you can't hear any conversation.
Last and more importantly, this place has some pretty dang good coffee. I had a caramel latte and sucked it down so quickly because it was delicious. That's a feat. Ask Ross, I usually take ten years to drink anything. They also serve salads, sandwiches, and pastries, which I'm dying to try the next time I go. I mean, girl can't past up a good pastry.
So overall, this place has the Suzy Speaks stamp of approval. Definitely a great place to bring clients or friends, be productive, or just enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon of people watching.
Have you been to Harvest Coffee? What do you think?