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The Loose Goose Cafe

1 E Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002
413-549-4667
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Ranked #49 of 103 Restaurants in Amherst
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Café
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Dining options: Lunch
Description: Jazz themed, Gourmet Sandwich Cafe with fresh baked goods and homemade soups, salads and desserts. All fresh and quality ingredients.

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western mass
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62 reviews 62 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

You still get a superior sandwich here - fresh tasty ingredients and a good choice of excellent breads and rolls. So much better than that famous overrated Amherst deli that's been around for years, and minus their serving of attitude and yesterday's leftovers. And guess what, former New Yorkers, they deliver (until 3 pm on weekdays) something we ex-pats have... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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102 reviews 102 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

There is a good of selection of healthy sandwiches, salads, paninis, and wraps. I had the very filling veggie on multi-grain with hummus and it was delicious. Comes with chips and a pickle if you like. The music selection adds to an otherwise so-so atmosphere - hey it's just a college cafe. I would definitely go back if I was... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The food was excellent, only issue was they marked the bags with the sandwich order that was in the bag and none were correct. One person ended up getting only half of their sandwich. But the service was fast, the place is clean and the food was very good.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The moment we walked in the door we had a bad feeling about the Loose Goose. We're vegetarians and everything we had read made us think we had hit pay dirt. Instead, we hit the compost pile. The counter staff were slightly on the rude side (granted it was very busy, but we thought we could have been treated better).... More 

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Larry S, Owner at The Loose Goose Cafe, responded to this review

In our business, there are no excuses. But I do wish I had one. Restaurants, cafes, coffee shops are not just places that people go for something to satisfy a food craving. Customers come for an experience. Sometimes its great food, maybe a cool atmosphere and sometimes the manager or one of the staff members remember you and always make... More 

Amherst, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Slow, slow, slow. Sandwiches are great and if you weren't hungry when you came in you will be by the time you get your food.

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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Creative sandwich menu. All our sandwiches were delicious. Had one with tortilla chips and avocado on it. Unique, excellent. Finished with a white chocolate raspberry milk shake. Was great, but not sweet enough for my 8th grader. Wish I had ordered a chocolate chip with chocolate gnoche cookie but didn't. Can't wait to return.

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Blacksburg,VA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We ate at Loose Goose twice during our visit to UMass as well as having them cater our son's thesis defense. The sandwiches are tremendous. All ingredients totally fresh and tasty and on great bread. Their desserts are not to be missed. The cafe is also the home of Sugar Jones - their cookie delivery service - wonderful cookies. Everyone,... More 

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western mass
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62 reviews 62 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

You can always depend on good sandwiches, fresh ingredients, friendly service here. Much better than the Black Sheep Deli where you cannot depend on any or all of theses three categories.

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Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Loose Goose has some very lovely sandwiches you are unlikely to find anywhere else, but they aren't particularly exceptional. I would expect to be able to recreate the sandwiches after having it the first time. Personally, I consider Lone Wolf to be a better value because I think Loose Goose is overpriced. Don't get me wrong, the food is yummy... More 

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England
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Nice little cafe a few minutes walk from where we were staying (University Lodge). Good range of everything and decent wifi.

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Additional Information about The Loose Goose Cafe

Address: 1 E Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002
Phone Number: 413-549-4667
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Café

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