Baristanet Profile: Nia West Williams

Name: Nia West Williams

Where do you live? West Orange, NJ

When did you move there? I moved back to Essex County about 10 years ago.

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Montclair and Cherry Hill.

Coffee, tea, or…? Chai tea latte

How do you make a living? I am the co-owner of Mind Your Beads and Seeds Gift Garden in Montclair.

What’s your idea of a perfect weekend day? The perfect weekend day consists of meeting and greeting customers at the store. Otherwise, I love going to Spring Lake to chill with the family.

What’s your favorite local restaurant? My favorite local restaurant (today!) is Blue Steele Pizza Company in Bloomfield. My favorite dishes are the crispy cola wings and the oven roasted meatballs.

What’s on your nightstand? A lamp and a picture of my father who passed away when I was younger.

What are you listening to? R&B (Snoh Aalegra, Jasmine Sullivan, Masego, FKJ, and Kaytrandra…)

What are your current indulgences? Plants and traveling!

What talent would you most like to have? I would like to have the talent to draw.

What’s the best-kept secret about Montclair? The best-kept secret in Montclair is Mind Your Beads and Seeds Gift Garden, the Yukon gold potatoes at Mystic Lobster Montclair, and the Bacon Jam at Stuffed Grass Fed Burger!

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