Espresso Yourself: The Seed in Boca Raton


Doing freelance work offers many perks, but one of the downsides is alone time. Lots of alone time. To break the monotony of going from the bedroom to “the office” in my pajamas, I decided to hit a local coffee shop. That’s when I stumbled across The Seed.IMG_20150624_092939

The Seed

199 W Palmetto Park Rd, Ste E

Boca Raton, FL 33432



The Seed is located in Boca Raton and it’s a place with just the right ambiance for someone looking to get work done while still interacting with the community. This place is close enough to hit the scene at Boca hotspots like Mizner Park, but far enough away that you don’t feel sucked into the local hustle of the area.


The Seed is owned by good friends Carly and Rachel. On this particular morning, I met Anna Kae. She is one of the bakers here and she makes a mean banana coffee cake. Since this was my first time at the quaint coffee house, I asked her for a recommendation. She quickly referred me to the banana coffee cake. Thing is, I do not like bananas and usually avoid anything banana flavored but she was so convincing that I went for it. So glad I did.


The banana coffee cake is to die for! This goodie had walnuts and small chunks of banana with a cinnamon crunch topping that marries the savory cake with a light, crunchy texture. For someone who does not like banana flavored anything, I ate the entire thing and enjoyed every second of it.

I ordered a macchiato, which is two ounces of espresso with one ounce of almond milk, to go with my banana coffee cake. Not having much prior experience with espresso, (I’m a black coffee kind of gal) I had no idea how much caffeine I was about to put into my body. Let’s just say that I got a lot of work done as a result.


Even though the Boca Raton coffee shop is local, Kae has branched out to get her baked greats (because they are so much more than ‘good’) to people outside of the area. If you are in the market for killer banana coffee cake, gluten free muffins or any other baked treat, then you can contact her here. Any snowbirds in town for the winter should be sure to drop by to see Rachel and Carly at The Seed in Boca Raton, FL. Be sure to try their smoothies as well. Tell them GoF Mo sent you!


Just a girl. Who loves food. Meat and potatoes is the traditional midwestern cuisine, but I’m not a typical midwestern kind of girl. I’m from Ohio originally but my father’s Army travels have taken me everywhere from Savannah, GA to Wiesbaden, Germany. Along the way I picked up a love of relocating (I am a Fort Lauderdale native now) and unique cuisines. I call myself the “reluctant foodie” because I ended up trying new foods as a result of health issues. With a clean bill of health now, I still venture out to find the most delicious and interesting cuisines around. I am partial to Italian food and sushi especially. Seafood is my weakness, literally, as I love it so but am deathly allergic to it. I am one of those infamous “can cook but prefers not to” types, but recently I have begun renewing my skills in the kitchen. I am newer to the South Florida area and contributing to Girls on Food has finally given me a reason to venture all over town to find the best food the city has to offer. I love a good “hole in the wall” restaurant with great unexpected food and can’t wait to share the pocket gems with you!