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The Black Sheep

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79 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2350
+1 413-256-1706
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amherst has coffee shops but on a winter morning Amherst Coffee had no seats and Black Sheep was just great. Coffee is less pretentious and great as are all the other more substantial food options. I even found some excellent chocolate covered beans for a find along with a fine place to work.

Thank John B
Montclair, New Jersey
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our toddler here for a post lunch dessert treat. We found out about this place from this website and also a recommendation from a friend. It was a special place. We looked at their menu and had wished we had eaten lunch there. Many vegetarian options, deans beans coffee, local and organic food products to... More 

Thank arielrose04
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

we had lattes and one of the turkey sandwiches. This filled us up for a while (we split one sandwich!) They have live music. I would go back in a minute.

Thank mindy g
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Walk inside and you can't go wrong with anything you order. They make their own food and bake all the bread and pastry. Their challah- great! Breakfast sandwiches- great! Pastries- amazing! They sometimes have live music and offer Wi-fi and a decent amount of seating. Love this place, everything they put out is delicious!

Thank Lauren S
Safety Harbor, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I was very pleasantly surprised by this little restaurant in downtown Amherst! You walk in and see hand made pickled items (including lemons!) on a vintage cupboard. The menu is extensive with sandwiches, and wraps on fresh baked breads, and salads galore. There were vegan, carnivore, and gluten free choices, even gluten free bread. They had all the bases covered,... More 

Thank Laurie F
Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Great Sandwich Shop on Main Street in Amherst (near the Emily Dickinson Museum) Entertainment on some evenings with great music. Wonderful place to linger for an hour or two.

Thank Carmelo352
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Lots of tasty pastries, great staff, make your own sandwiches, good location in Amherst, great atmosphere, wifi available - can't beat it

Thank Toni Lyn M
Watford City, North Dakota
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96 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Was in Amherst to visit my daughter and we stopped in for breakfast before heading to church. I got the Sante Fe Wrap, she got a toasted pastry, and her boyfriend got the Ham and Cheese Croissant. I got a double espresso and also tried Grown Up Soda for the first time. I got the grapefruit at my daughters suggestion.... More 

Thank Bruce N
Amherst, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

My favorite sandwich is The Valley Girl, or sometimes the Whitefish salad on pumpernickel. This is as close to a NY Deli food place to be found in the area, with a relaxed atmosphere. You pay at the counter and wait for your name to be called to pick up. It is a popular place, and sometimes even without they... More 

Thank fireUrchin-b
Amherst, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Love their lunch sandwiches and deli salads. Their coffee is quite good too (albeit always WAY too hot, but better than being tepid). Service can be VERY slow, and they do not seem at all concerned about that. But if you're willing to wait, do.

Thank lpyles74

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2350
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-256-1706

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?