Snacks N’At: Staghorn Garden Cafe, Greenfield – Tribune

January 7, 2015 - garden totes

Coffee and plants. Not indispensably things that seem to go together. But a internal integrate hopes to make it a winning combination.

Kate and Mark Morris possess Staghorn Home Garden Cafe in Greenfield, that non-stop Dec. 17. The meditative behind portion coffee and offered plants combines their adore of a prohibited splash and a feel and smell of a outdoors.

They offer Zeke’s Coffee from East Liberty, that stood out during a sampling of many brews.

“Once we tasted Zeke’s French Roast, we stopped tasting any others since it was a best crater of coffee we ever had,â€� Mark Morris says. “There was no reason to demeanour any more.â€�

Kate Morris complements a space by anticipating engaging plants — a staghorn fern is her favorite. She also creates terrariums, that are for sale. They offer many locally done equipment from receptacle bags and T-shirts to organic beauty products to housewares and honey.

Mark Morris, a South Park native, recently left his full-time pursuit as a construction estimator to join his mother during a cafe. The dual met while during connoisseur propagandize during Miami (Ohio). They chose Greenfield for their shop, since it’s where they live and are lifting their son, Samuel James, 19 months.

They’ve been well-received in a community.

“Kate and Mark are formulating a special place,â€� says Brookline proprietor Carrie Nardini, executive of we Made It! Market. “It offers a gentle and mouth-watering cafeteria … so we can swoop in for coffee each morning and stop behind after in a day to squeeze a tea and relax with a friend.â€�

“As a salon owners on Greenfield Avenue for 13 years myself,� says Louie Sciulli, owners of Salon Louie a few doors away, “it is really sparkling to see another singular and artistic new store open up. The owners are an energetic, friendly, community-minded immature couple.�

The idea is to yield internal products and to support internal businesses, Kate Morris says. She says they wish when people come in a store they will learn internal treasures.

“I have always had a passion for plants,â€� Kate Morris says. “I adore gardening, and we consider there are so many people who also adore gardening that we can get together and speak about plants. We have all of a favorite things in this store, and we wish they turn other people’s favorites, too.â€�

While sipping coffee and perusing a goods, congregation can have epicurean ice-cream sandwich from Leona’s, formed in Wilkinsburg. While they change, ice-cream sandwich flavors have enclosed cranberry sugarine cookie, cinnamon oatmeal and peppermint bellow — for $5.50. Pastries such as equipment from Enricos Biscotti out of a Strip District are $2 to $3. Coffee is $1.75 for a tiny and $2.25 for a large. Most plants and present equipment sell for $3 to $55.

The Morrises devise to supplement equipment as good as horde evenings with area musicians and authors. They also wish to have village gatherings, such as carrying an consultant from Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to plead plants, or do-it-yourself events, and to have artists contention works to be noticed and sold.

There are gentle chairs set adult around a store for folks to suffer a atmosphere while operative or only chatting.

“We wish people to suffer a space,â€� Mark Morris says. “We trust it’s an prolongation of a home — we have lots of engaging seat — many pieces that are mismatched, though that is partial of creation it a singular atmosphere. We are open to what a village wants, since we are here for them. We wish them to feel gentle when they travel in a door. We are firm and dynamic to get it right. This is such a good neighborhood. We adore that we live and work in a same neighborhood, since it’s a approach to get to know everyone.â€�

Staghorn Home Garden Cafe, 517 Greenfield Ave., Greenfield, is open from 6 to 10 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Details: 412-315-7298 or

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a staff author for Trib Total Media. She can be reached during or 412-320-7889.

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