Dear Sowers Guests,

God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7 has been a theme verse for us in this season — an encouragement to face the threat of the coronavirus seriously, but also gives us so much hope. We believe God is still in control, even when so much is changing.

We want our guests to know that we are doing all that we can do to protect our Team and our Community. Read below to see some of the protocol that we have in place.

To the Penn State Students: we really miss you, but we support the decision of doing as much social isolation as possible. That's the way we are going to overcome this virus! We look forward to serving you again this fall.

To the locals: A huge thank you to many of our guests who are making it a point to support our café during this time. It means a lot to us to see your love and care. It’s a privilege to serve our guests and the State College community during these trying times and we are committed to standing with you.

The team here at Sowers is amazing. We went from serving 150 parties a day to more like 40, so they have been dreaming about how we could serve our amazing guests and the State College community in a real way during this time of social isolation. Check out their solution here on the sidebar #OperationConversations!

Towards the better,

Bryant, for Sowers


Practicals at the Café:


We are committed to protecting our team and community!

We are following restaurant protocol as requested by the Governor, and are continually monitoring developments and evolving protocol for the restaurant industry.

We ask that you respect Social Distancing protocol in our café, keeping at least 6 ft from others and no more than 10 guests in line in our café at one time.

We have a strict regiment of sanitation going on here at Sowers. Feel free to ask us about that!

We no longer allow self service for our coffee and water. It's all about cutting down cross-contamination!

We are no longer accepting cash. Yes, that even includes that cash tip you want to give us when we deliver. Sorry!! If you do not have a card, we have you covered 🙂.

We are doing ALL we can do to protect our team and guests in this time.


Resources We're Checking Regularly to Stay Informed:


WHO COVID-19 Updates & Information

CDC COVID-19 Information Website

PA DOH COVID-19 Information Website

Centre County COVID-19 Resources & Updates

We found the video by friend of the café Dr. Finny Kuruvilla to be eye-opening as well.



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