I had an impromptu call from a friend today, asking if I'd like to meet her at the Silver Bean for some tea.
I was sweaty & dirty, post-gardening, but answered Yes - because a girl should never say no to a Silver Bean date. I grabbed my mom on the way, and went to meet Michele, excited about having my first Bean experience of the season. It turned out even lovelier than I could have imagined, because there sitting with Michele was my ever-lovely neighbour-friend, Desiree of SoFawned.com. I got to share a table with three exceptionally beautiful mamas!
The Silver Bean is open from May until Thanksgiving, and is my favourite caffeine stop. I often get Lattes or Mochas (iced or hot) and a ginger cookie (or an earl grey poundcake). I love that the owner always remembers my name, even though she doesn't see me from November until April. I love that no matter what, I will bump into someone I adore and quite possibly haven't seen in a very long time (which I did so again this visit; bumping into a lovely lass that I hadn't seen in a year!). I love that you can sit outside, next to the water, and have chipmunks & little sparrows visit you.
If you visit me from another town, and its between May and October, chances are I'll take you to the Bean.
And yes, that's an open invitation! :)