Lyndon and Mary Jo Langford decided to create a place to meet in downtown Seguin that would have the feel of the old-time coffee shops, you know, the kind of place where folks used to sit and drink coffee while they discussed everything from world events to local gossip.
They opened up for business on May 15th, 2014 and they are on the road to success. Their son, Kevin Filip has been by their side, helping with the customers as their business has grown, and now they have gotten to the place where they have been able to add some part-timers to help carry the load.
They are located on Court Street, between Austin and Camp Street, so they are an obvious choice for downtown folks looking for a good cup of coffee, a light lunch or a dip of ice cream.
There are several comfortable seating groups for folks who don't need a table. What a great place to meet friends and spend some time together.
The Court Street Coffee Shop offers locals a place to cut their teeth on a small stage for poetry readings of a bit of music, so if you want to hear some country music while you sip your coffee, you know where to go.
Another wonderful feature of the Coffee Shop is the kid-friendly environment. There are tables set up for a friendly game of checkers, and if the parent's don't mind, there are tubs of play-dough for little fingers to squish and mold to their heart's delight.
As a local artist, I was pleased to see the walls covered with fresh and vibrant works of art created by friends of the Langfords. I recognized the brillant sculpture of Marika, and noticed photography by Matthew Chase as well as oil and acrylic pieces by local artisans. Mike Bednarski has several large works hanging on the opposite wall. What a great way to promote the visual arts of Seguin.
Of course, the star of the Court Street Coffee Shop is the coffee. If you are a java aficionado, you have got to come by and try one of their great cups of coffee.
While I was in the shop, a little boy picked out his favorite flavor of ice cream for a treat.
He has just enough to enjoy, without so much that he will make a mess. Smart move, Lyndon and Mary Jo! I am sure moms appreciate that.
So, Seguinites, if you have not stopped by the Court Street Coffee Shop, you ought to come by and see what it's all about. In a few weeks, there will even be a pet-friendly patio out back, so you can bring Rover and Foo-Foo by and let them meet and greet with other furry Seguin residents.