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The Loose Goose Cafe

1 E Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002
413-549-4667
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Ranked #56 of 102 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
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Jazz themed, Gourmet Sandwich Cafe with fresh baked goods and homemade soups, salads and desserts. All fresh and quality ingredients.
Restaurant details
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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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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NYC
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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

My husband and I stopped off on our way to NH, so we got off of I-91 to at lunch in Hannover. We were starving, and we pulled into the first parking space we saw and bolted into Loose Goose since it was raining. At first glance, it looked like a typical college soup, sandwich and salad place with a... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I visit Loose Goose at least once a week for either a breakfast sandwich or lunch. Although the prices are a bit high, you get quality, freshly made-to-order food. The chicken in chicken sandwiches is a thick cut of chicken breast. They have great salads, coffee, and you can't pass up the cookies:)

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Amherst, MA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

The Loose Goose Cafe offers a wide range of specialty deli sandwiches, named with a jazz theme. I prefer the Redman (smoked salmon based) but I have tried just about every other one over the years and have never been disappointed. The bread is fresh and delectable. The counter service is friendly and prompt. It seems like a place where... More

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