The three chefs who own Marketplace Café here in Sheffield have made it their mission to create a warm atmosphere for dining, and to send folks home happier than when they came. Check and check—the trio has excelled doing both.
Lucky for us and our guests, Marketplace Café is practically across the street from Staveleigh House. It’s definitely a go-to spot, and we’ll often stop by to pick up sandwiches on our way to Tanglewood. The café was about the first one in the Berkshires to do farm-to-table cuisine, and they’re still at it, sourcing the best of local ingredients. The result is food that is just superb.
A main focus of the menu is sandwiches, and they are four-star delicious. My fave? Shay’s Rebellion—named after a local, historical event here in Sheffield—a tasty concoction of roast beef, sweet peppers, Vermont cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, sprouts, and horseradish mayonnaise. Yes, it’s a great as it sounds! Other options cover all the bases, from meats and poultry to tuna and good old PB&J (which here is called Gus’s Big Boy and comes with the addition of peanuts, sliced strawberries, bacon, and peanut brittle!).
Delicious homemade soups, salads, panini’s, and wraps round out the lunch and dinner menu. The café also serves hearty breakfast sandwiches, espresso drinks, and wonderful homemade pastries, and offers beer and wine. The Marketplace has two other locations: a new restaurant in nearby Great Barrington, and one in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
18 Elm Court, Sheffield, MA
Monday – Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Brunch on Saturday-Sunday served until 1:00 p.m.
It’s great to have top spots like Marketplace Café so nearby the B&B. Come stay with us and you’ll discover many more great places to dine or explore close by!