Seeds Cafe

Eclectic | Health Food | New American | Vegan-Friendly
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**** NOTE: SEEDS PLANS TO SCALE BACK ITS REGULAR RESTAURANT HOURS, BUT WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE AS A CATERER, MARKET, AND VENUE FOR SPECIAL DINNERS. ****

LaRahna Hughes’ Seeds Cafe is all about farm to table eating. A white board on the wall of the dining room lists the day’s provender and says which nearby farms it comes from. If you’d like details about the ingredients, just ask LaRahna. “Tomatoes! Who’d expect fresh tomatoes in December?” she exclaims, recounting that the flavorful slices used to garnish burgers and salads are the season’s last, but a recent frost provided her with bushels of green tomatoes that will soon be on the menu. “Can you tell me how many different greens are in that salad?” she asks with a broad smile. I could not, so she enumerated red kale from Munoz Farms, mustard greens from Brown’s Place in Harlem, GA, kohlrabi, bok choi, and slices of purple bell pepper. It’s nearly as much fun to discuss groceries with LaRahna as it is to eat what she does with them.

There are specials every day — a loaded baked potato, a vegan plate starring local vegetables, meats from ranches in the area. When I first stopped in, the white board listed andouille sausage from Williston’s Witter Farm. Smoky, spicy, bite-size disks were heaped on a plate alongside a mound of grand mashed potatoes (from scratch, of course) and a potent pile of greens that went far beyond just collards to include broccoli greens that added surprising sweetness.

Huge baked potatoes or crisp-fried potato skins are available loaded with pulled pork or chicken, house-made Hickory Red BBQ sauce, and melted cheese. LaRahna suggested I pile cole slaw atop my potato so its creamy juices could drip down and infiltrate the spud below, also adding cabbage crunch to every bite.

Seeds Cafe opens in the morning with a breakfast menu that includes South Carolina stone-ground grits, seasoned home fries, breakfast sandwiches, waffles and bacon & eggs.

Located in an out-of-the-way crossroads building that has been a donut shop and a chicken shack, now refurbished to be all pretty and gay, Seeds Cafe is one-of-a kind. You never know exactly what to expect, but you can be sure it will be interesting and delicious, and served with enchanting enthusiasm.

What to Eat
Seeds Cafe, Stuffed Potato Skins
Stuffed Potato Skins
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Crisp-edged potato skins hold BBQ pork & cheese under a mantle of sweet slaw that includes purple bell peppers.
Seeds Cafe, Greens
Greens
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A wild melange of greens, including broccoli, mustard, kale, and kohlrabi, create dazzling sweet-hot flavor.
Seeds Cafe, Andouille Sausage
Andouille Sausage
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Peppery-hot andouille sausage secured from nearby Witter Farm was a featured lunch item one day in December.
Seeds Cafe, House Salad
House Salad
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Fine house salad with four-star vinaigrette
Seeds Cafe, Green Goddess Pie
Green Goddess Pie
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Green goddess pie is a tromp langue made with green tomatoes that taste like apples and pears. Brilliant!
Seeds Cafe, Fried Veggie Roll
Fried Veggie Roll
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Crunchy, farm-fresh greens are featured in the fried vegan veggie roll.
Seeds Cafe, Patty Melt
Patty Melt
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The patty melt is really good.
Seeds Cafe, Shrimp & Grits
Shrimp & Grits
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Shrimp & Grits is a pyrotechnical medley of local flavors. One of the best!
Seeds Cafe, Squash Soup
Squash Soup
Must-Try
Vegan squash soup is not just salubrious. It is, in its earthy way, delicious.
Seeds Cafe, Pecan Pie
Pecan Pie
Pecan pie is a la moded with buttermilk-lemon ice cream.
Seeds Cafe, Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried green tomatoes are sheathed in crisp, fragile crust.
Seeds Cafe, Breakfast Bowl
Breakfast Bowl
Below the eggs, sausage, and cheese is a foundation of hearty grits.
Seeds Cafe, Grits Pie
Grits Pie
Grits pie, sided by green-tomato compote, is a sweet-tart surprise.
Directions and Hours
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Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
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