In the kitchen (the most important room of the house) coffee drinks are served featuring Stumptown Coffee, tea from Smith Teamaker, juices, breakfast items from Blackbird Bakery and Red Rabbit Bakery, in addition to brûléed grapefruit, granola and yogurt. We tried the homemade pop-tart from Blackbird and it was a delight (and magically gluten free to boot). Served alongside an expertly made latte, it was a winning combination. Beer, wine, and classic snacks are available for the afternoons and evenings. The kitchen is open 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Seating is all outdoors in the backyard underneath a massive pecan tree. There is even a giant tee-pee for the kids, or the kid at heart. A mini-stage is situated out back to accommodate poetry reading and acoustic music in the evenings. Also in the kitchen you will find various artisanal food items for purchase. I had to indulge and bring home a jar of the Big Spoon Roasters almond butter from North Carolina. A delightful treat made with mission almonds, wildflower honey and sea salt. Mercedez Singleton curates the food selections. She carefully chooses some of the best tea, honey, mustard, pickles, jam, pasta, granola and miscellaneous dry goods available.
From 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. the remainder of the house is open with lovely vintage clothing, contemporary jewelry, accessories, and pottery in the living areas, personal toiletries and soaps in the bathroom, and linens in the linen cupboard. There is a seasonal room that will rotate and change periodically. When I was there last, they were preparing to fill it with children's clothing, books, toys and decor. Friends and Neighbors is a special spot to unwind, have a drink, grab a bite and indulge a little. Parking and entrance in the back. (Cathy)