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Roadside Store & Cafe Monterey

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275 Main Rd, Monterey, MA 01245-8409
+1 413-528-2633
07:30 - 14:00
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Wed - Sun 07:30 - 14:00
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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619 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Saw this cafe when driving from Monterey to Great Barrington and decided to stop for a drink and snack and we are very pleased we did. Quite small inside, v friendly meet and greet, relaxed atmosphere, full menu, we chose a waffle with apple and a buttered bagel, all freshly cooked, very tasty and large portions. The other food coming... More 

Thank j w
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Haven't had a chance to go to the Roadside Store and Cafe yet, but did go to Gould Farm's other venture- the Harvest Barn Bakery this past weekend. Very off the beaten path, but if you want a calming environment to have your coffee and delicious pastry-this is the place. We had a pistachio raspberry scone and a cranberry orange... More 

Thank Caron H
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

I've eaten here several times when I'm in the area. The service is excellent, and everything is cooked right in front of you. Much of the food comes from Gould Farm down the road, and I've never had anything that wasn't excellent. All the bread is baked at the Harvest Barn, another enterprise of the Farm. Try the build your... More 

Thank mcdoyle
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

All breakfast connoisseurs need to make a trek to the Roadside Cafe in Monterey. The atmosphere is cozy, relaxed, and comfortable. The decor and ambience reflects its rural, country setting. The menu items are made from scratch from farm fresh ingredients and are home grown --- for example, the syrup for the pancakes or french toast is made right on... More 

Thank kroepoek7
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

We never go to the area without having breakfast at The Roadside. Nothing fancy. Good fresh eats. Herbs picked right outside the restaurant in their garden. Fresh produce from their farm, Gould Farm. Nice people, great food and huge potions. A keeper! Try the roasted garlic in your omelet. Yum

1 Thank Maxebird
United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Having been introduced to this project during a family visit we wholeheartedly recommend you visit this homely shack for great food and thoughtful service. As well as eating a very tasty meal you'll be supporting a community project assisting more vulnerable members of society. Always remembering the aims of the project you should be patient and you won't be disappointed.... More 

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Charleston, SC
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

This small little cafe serves delicious foods grown on nearby Gould Farm, its owner! The burger made from Gould's beef was likely the best we've had. The butternut squash soup was wonderfully complex and deeply satisfying. You must try the farm made baked goods as well. The maple wheat bread was dense and so good! We also bought farm tapped... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

Small local charm! Delicious, fresh breakfast or lunch. I was pleased with the gluten free options as well.

1 Thank femmebutch
Accord, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

The best breakfast I have ever had.You must try their famous pancakes with fresh fruit.Great service. Cute atmosphere.

1 Thank Pat K
Bellefontaine, Ohio, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Recommended to us while on vacation, this charming 20+ seating Is diamond in the rough. Using local ingredients from Gould Farms, this cafe gives folks with developmental challenges a place to learn how to cook, serve, and clean. All of the folks were wonderful and it was a pleasure to eat there. Pancakes the them size of platters! Their own... More 

1 Thank Pat R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 Main Rd, Monterey, MA 01245-8409
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 413-528-2633
Gould Farm, a therapeutic community that promotes recovery for people living with mental health challenges, operates the Roadside Café as part of its program. Along with great food, the Roadside Café is an important ingredient in the success of our guests who are transitioning off the Farm and working towards greater independence. Working at Roadside, guests experience a faster-paced, challenging work environment as they wait tables, prepare meals, and learn how to operate the grill. The Roadside Café is located on Route 23 (275 Main Road) in Monterey, MA- just a stone's throw away from Gould Farm. The menu includes foods and products from our Farm including fresh eggs, cheese, homemade granola and yogurt, and our famous pancakes with our own maple syrup. The Roadside Store and Café is a favorite of locals and visitors to the area. It was rated one of the top five restaurants in the country for breakfast by Bon Appetit Magazine. We also sell local food products including Gould Farm cheese, eggs, syrup, pancake mix, and other treats produced on the farm and locally in the Berkshires. Stop by the Roadside for great food and bring hope to people on the path to recovery!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?