Seth Cook (pink shirt) and Chris Brown were joined by Mayor Kate Stewart for the opening of their new café. Photo by Mike Mowery.

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart joined the owners of Takoma Beverage Co. for a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony Sunday afternoon.

Co-owners and cousins Chris Brown (general manager) and Seth Cook (coffee director) will operate the café at 6917 Laurel Ave., “specializing in hand-crafted beverages,” as their website describes it.

In the morning, patrons can select from a variety of breakfast sandwiches and other offerings. After 11 a.m., the menu switches to soups, salads and sandwiches until 5 p.m., when dinner service begins. Evening choices include cheeses and charcuterie, meatballs, a pork belly dish and several tartines. There are vegetarian options for each meal.

The café also has a selection of teas, specialty coffees, beer, wine and specialty cocktails.

Planned hours of operation are 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Takoma Beverage Co. holds grand opening ceremony