History of Sweet Briar Cafe

Sweet Briar Farm was established in 1924 in Bedminster, Bucks County.  Sweet Briar farm belonged to the parents of the Jeanette (JT) Talese. 

JT and her husband, Frank, established Sweet Briar Cafe in 2012.  JT and Frank were Ambler locals and supporters, wonderful business owners and highly regarded and established in the community.  Frank proudly served as a Wissahickon Volunteer Firefighter. 

JT and Frank hired, Chad Reese as their chef in 2013.  Chad had been cooking for 24 years, and left his previous Chef position to join the Sweet Briar team.  Along with this job change, came opportunity, hard work, adventure, and a bigger family. Chad gained experience, freedom and his greatest mentor, Frank Talese.

After losing our dear friend Frank in 2017, Chad was honored by the idea of continuing to keep Frank and JT’s dream of Sweet Briar Cafe alive. Chad and his wife, Kristen, took ownership of Sweet Briar in March of 2019. 

They remain committed to keep the values of: community, generosity and “doing better” running through the cafe and the Ambler community everyday.