Back in June, a coffee house / tea house in Somersworth, NH (a town of ~11,000 residents sandwiched between Portsmouth and Rochester, NH) raised some eyebrows with their roadside billboard (shown below). The billboard ended up creating quite a bit of controversy in stodgy NH but it also gained a fair bit of praise and was noted on social media by yours truly and many others.
While I’ve yet to visit, the next time Sergio and I drive up to visit my parents on Lake Winnipesaukee we are definitely going to make a detour to check out this self proclaimed “oasis of queer, hipster coffee, tea and pastry goodness”. I grew up in NH and could have never imagined such a cafe – let alone a provocative, gender-bending billboard. If you are saddened by the current political climate and divisiveness, look to this group of feisty entrepreneurs for inspiration because a little bit of fierce can go a long way.
Should you find yourself in the area and want to check out this colorful cafe they are open six days a week (every day except for Tuesday) at 69 High Street in Somersworth, NH or online at teatotallerteahouse.com.