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The Roost
Coffee Shop$
Today 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
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1 Market St Northampton, MA 01060
1 Market StreetUSMassachusettsNorthampton01060
(413) 587-2625roostnorthampton.com
$Coffee Shop, RestaurantToday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 8:00 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 11:00 pmThursday 8:00 am – 11:00 pmFriday 8:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
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"I think a laptop work session with a vanilla milkshake is divine."
"The baked goods are great!"
"15 minute wait for a $3+ small lukewarm chai, cup wasn't full."
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Brian Beasley
2 months ago
Good food, good coffee for $2, incredibly friendly staff, fun environment, and great beer on tap cheap! The baked goods are great! Lots of local products. Is it ALL local organic? And I also love the quiche.
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Rachel Coffin
9 months ago
The Roost's food is fresh and a great assortment of flavors, but after yesterday's experience my husband and I will never return. I managed a coffee shop in Seattle WA (the coffee capital) and know the difference between an over-roasted, over or under extracted espresso shot, and the flavor of a not-so-great grind. Call me blessed or call me cursed... There are only a handful of places in Northampton that I can palate as far as coffee goes and The Roost is NOT one of them (unless I want to hide all the espresso's imperfections with lots of sugar, which is not my preference). Needless to say, I don't buy coffee from The Roost and I do not consider them a coffee shop, I consider them more of a cafe with soups, salads, and sandwiches. Yesterday the hubby and I had guests from out of town so we decided to spend the afternoon in NoHo. When we arrived in town we went straight to the Tart Baking Co. for our favorite local latte and a snack; however, their savory options were mostly sold out so we purchased our coffee, but decided to head to The Roost for a light lunch. By the time we got to The Roost our drinks were mostly gone so we walked in, ordered, and sat down at a table. Meanwhile this really passive aggressive staff member or manager comes by, grabs our cups off the table and proceeds to take off our java-jackets and place his own cups over our existing cups while asking "you guys ordered food, right?" We said yes, he rolled his eyes and then stomped off. I have several problems with this experience: 1). NEVER in my 9 years of working in a coffee shop have I ever just grabbed a customer's cup off their table (after you provide a customer with their drink you do not touch it until they are done or unless they ask you for assistances), that's just the code of conduct. It is unsanitary and outright rude to impose yourself like that. 2). Yes, every establishment prefers that people don't bring outside food or drinks in (which I usually respect and try to be courteous of), but it happens, either because: people are almost done with their drinks but want to order more; someone's preferences are different and they don't prefer your coffee, but maybe their spouse or friend does; or maybe none of them like your coffee, but they want to support you by buying your food, etc. etc.. Bringing in a neighbor's cup of coffee shouldn't be a big deal. Afterall, they are still supporting the local community you are in and if your business produces great products there isn't a need to fret about your neighbor stealing your business. Oh, and should I mention that most restaurants allow people coffee beverages from other locations because they know their own coffee isn't at the same caliber, so it's no big deal to have foreign coffee cups sitting at their tables? Allow the other customers to judge if they wish, you as an establishment do not need to passive aggressively ruin someone's experience in your shop with your horrible attitude. 3). The Roost employee not only invaded our space and touched our drinks without asking, his tone was extremely unprofessional. I would have been totally fine with him approaching us and saying "hi guys, I'm sorry to ask this but do mind covering your cups so they look like ours or trying to finish them quickly and throw them away." That would have been polite and informative. Needless to say, because of yesterday's experience and the fact that their coffee is mediocre at best, and some of their other staff have been spacey and also a bit snobby, we've decided never to give them our money and support ever again.
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Thomas O'Brien
11 months ago
The food and coffee are great. I mostly use cafes for working. It's probably a good place for short work meetings between two or three people, but it's not a place to buy coffee and study all day. If you plan to work for more than a couple hours you should probably find another cafe, even if you're buying a lot. They don't have outlets, and I think that's on purpose. They also turn off the internet at like 8pm (it's possible that's just one day of the week).
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Jose Molina
11 months ago
Nice place to work, and a wide menu of good stuff - far from just coffee. I think a laptop work session with a vanilla milkshake is divine. BUT my god what is with the lack of power outlets? Its a BIG drawback if you need to work for a long time and your comp is a battery hog.
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Harry Grillo
4 months ago
Expensive for small serving sizes, but good food. If you choose to bring a laptop, be sure to charge it. No outlets available.
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Holly Mott
a year ago
The quiche, it's amazing. I'm not gluten-free or vegan, and the quiche at The Roost is regularly both those things, and yet I marvel every time at how incredible it is. And not incredible for something that's gluten-free and vegan, just incredible tasting, fresh, and always satisfies whatever that craving is that demands quiche. Everything I order here is worth the wait. Smoothies - wonderful, salads - fantastic, selection of beers, wines, ciders and meads - perfect. Always the freshest ingredients and always really wonderful pairings (the cilantro salad dressing is worth its weight in gold). What can I say, I love The Roost.
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Eric Nelson
6 months ago
Great mellow place good coffee
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Thanh-Huong Nguyen
2 years ago
Everything here is a dream that's real. I love their draft selections and food is really nice and local and organic. Service is great! You can go for a study session there. Just a perfect sport really.