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OS Eats: Sowers Harvest Café

If you’re searching for a new place to eat that’s not your average Penn State pizza joint, look no further. Sowers Harvest Café, located on East Beaver Avenue, is the perfect dining experience. Whether you’re looking to get some work done or have a nice lunch to catch up with friends, this quaint café is the place to go.

Sowers Harvest Café, which some may know as College Town Café before the renovation and rebranding, opened four weeks ago. Bryant Martin started the business with his wife on September 8, and the café has been busy ever since. “We love people, we love food, and we love hospitality,” Martin said. “We’ve dreamed about this for quite awhile.”

The café is beautifully decorated to give it a homey feel. Plus, the employees are friendly and welcoming. The whole place practically invites you to stay for as long as you please. Sowers Harvest offers a variety of fresh food options including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee. I ordered the Veggie Supreme Omelet, which was stuffed with peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, and cheese. The meal was a deliciously healthy break from dining hall food.IMG_4984

“We use solid ingredients for good food that’s good for your body,” says Martin, “Our slogan is naturally healthy cuisine with a hearty welcome.” Step aside, Waffle Shop- Sowers Harvest Café is my new go-to place for brunch. The food is reasonable priced for the filling portion size. Bonus: they accept Lion Cash!

The Martin’s take pride in serving food that is fresh and organic, and you can tell when you take the first bite. The family is not originally from the area, and just recently moved to Happy Valley in February. “The food is locally grown and we plan to build more relationships in the area to continue to get our products as locally as possible,” Martin said.


From Chai Lattes and fresh fruit smoothies to handmade soft pretzels and macaroons, Sowers Harvest Café has everything a Penn State student is looking for all in a convenient location. Make sure you check our their website, Facebook page, and stop in one day for a delicious treat.

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About the Author

Claire Going

Claire is a freshman broadcast journalism major and writer for Onward State. She enjoys reading, running, and a good cup of tea. She's from Emmaus, Pennsylvania and is a dual citizen. (Go Ireland!) You can contact her via email at [email protected] or on Twitter @claire_going.

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