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|Prairie Whale, in Great Barrington, for a new farm-to-table hangout.||Terrapin, in Rhinebeck, offers astonishing variety and value in a glittering setting.||Table Six, in Lenox, features a changing prix fixe meal in the refurbished Kemble Inn.|
Located in West Stockbridge’s old train station, No. Six Depot Roastery and Café is a serious coffee shop. Owners Lisa Landry and Flavio Lichtenthal travel to farms all over the world to find the highest quality coffee beans. If you’re interested, employees will explain the farming techniques, roasting processes, and blend differences, generously offering tastes to anyone who asks. There are 12 blends of coffee plus espresso, as well as 18 blends of whole-leaf teas carefully selected by Lisa. The café sells their coffee and teas for home brewing, as well as 10 kinds of naturally pure, artisanal salt. Breakfast offers an array of croissants, pain en chocolat, and other home-baked goods, as well as waffles, eggs and homemade granola. For lunch, panini choices include Civito, an Argentine-style seared skirt steak with chimicurri; Porchetta, a slow-roasted pig with truffle aioli, hazelnut gremolata, and lemon-caper aioli; Arbelito, a seasonal vegetarian panini; or a 14-month aged Prosciutto di Parma and local mozzarella and/or tomato. ($9 each). The salads are fresh from local farms and include combinations such as avocado, grapefruit, red onion and mint; fennel, orange and olives; and others ($7 each).
6 Depot St., West Stockbridge, MA
Open every day (except Tuesday) 8 a.m.—4 p.m.; Open Friday night for dinner 5—9 p.m.