The Southfield Store
The Southfield Store in Southfield Massachusetts is a well hidden gem, but once discovered it is sure to become one of your favorite things too!
Owned by Peter Platt and Meredith Kennard, owners and operators of the fabulous Old Inn on the Green, it is located just a few minutes down the road.
The atmosphere of the store is lovely, it has been refreshed inside and out but still holds the historic image of the original 1929 building. The front porch has small tables where one can eat in the warmer months. Through the chartreuse front door the store is warm and bright and has plenty of large wooden farm tables flanked with a mixed match of well warn wooden chairs.
The charming country Cafe is open daily at 7AM and operates year-round as a coffee shop/café by day and a casual late-week dinner option from mid-May until November. Folks come from far and wide to partake of their incredible Sunday Brunch.
Chef Gustavo Perez offers a traditional Oaxacan menu Thursday nights. This authentic selection is a welcomed and unexpected experience, who would think Mexican cuisine in the Berkshires?
The baked goods made on site are divine, the raspberry cheese danish is like heaven in a petit four paper. This buttery pastry is perfectly sweet and the lightness of the cheese lends a savory balance.
For lunch, sandwiches, soups and salads are made with very fresh and creative ingredients. Stick to the menu or design your own and the specials are sure to keep things interesting. The offerings reflects the changing of the seasons, locally grown ingredients are the inspiration for their New American menu.
This summer, the cafe is pleased to display photography by Jim Scherer. For over thirty years his images have graced the pages of The Sunday Boston Globe Magazine. Amongst his photo credits, his collaboration with the late Julia Child on three cookbooks.
The Southfield Store is truly one of our favorite things. Their passion for what they do is obvious with every bite. Whether you are enjoying a pastry and coffee while you read your morning paper, gathering with friends and family for brunch or out for a culinary adventure, you are sure to be blown away.