Baristanet Profile: Melissa Robinson-Brown

Name: Melissa Robinson-Brown

Where do you live? Montclair – South End

When did you move there? 2015

Where did you grow up? Cleveland, OH

How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? Clinical Psychologist, Speaker, Educator, Health and Fitness Enthusiast; I own a private psychotherapy practice based in Manhattan. Find me on Instagram here.

Coffee, tea or … ?  Espresso, with steamed oat milk to be exact

What’s your idea of a perfect weekend day?

A morning run or workout to start my day. Brunch with my family, champagne is a must. Hike or walk with the kids. Personal time on the couch with some good trashy tv, takeout, and lots of fun cocktails

What’s your favorite local restaurant? Faubourg, love the ambience, cocktails, and food. Brick & Dough is my new favorite.

What’s on your nightstand? My glasses, candles, Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni

What are you listening to?  Lizzo, Boyz II Men, Good Moms, Bad Choices Podcast

What are your current indulgences? Lots of chocolate, VR poker,

What talent you would most like to have? Singing

What’s the worst-kept (or best-kept!) secret about Montclair? Despite it being “so diverse,” this town is still pretty segregated.

What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? This badass woman lived authentically, loved deeply, gave generously, and had a shit ton of fun!

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