We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Black Sheep

Is this your business?
79 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2350
+1 413-256-1706
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“sandwich” (24 reviews)
“pastry” (7 reviews)
“bread” (13 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
79 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2350
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (110)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 109 reviews

Reviewed June 2, 2017

The place offers a pleasant atmosphere, good coffee, and a wide selection of pastries and wraps and such. Nothing truly special.

Thank ccmccall
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Coffee? Tea? Sandwich? Everything very fresh. With a signed note from Cesar Chavez to the owner in thanks for solidarity in working with California farm workers. Sprouts with that? Seriously, the staff really knows the business and can guide the newcomer through any request. I...More

Thank indoorcampers
Reviewed May 14, 2017

A funky place with an ecclectic selection of sandwiches and very good baked goods. The coffee, espresso, and chai late were very good. My only regret is I couldn't go back one more time before leaving

Thank pen1
Reviewed April 10, 2017

I had breakfast here two out of three mornings I was in Amherst. I thought the coffee was really good (though others in my group preferred Amherst Coffee). Both times I was there I got a bagel breakfast sandwich with eggs and bacon. It was...More

Thank FrogSqueezer
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Had tasty muffins and egg sandwiches here on a quick visit. Recommend it for a quick breakfast although finding a seat can be a challenge because many people camp out with laptops.

Thank coolya
Reviewed February 27, 2017

We were house hunting and looking for a fast and friendly place to eat for a vegan and omnivore. This cafe has a student feel to it. Various singles and groups of students were situated around tables studying, drinking hot drinks and eating pastries. There...More

Thank Wildflower01945
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is a popular place for good cakes and pastries, excellent coffee, bagels and lox, whitefish and other delicacies. Clientele includes students and faculty. Friendly and informal. Recommended

Thank activist12
Reviewed February 12, 2017

This cafeteria style coffee hang out/ sandwich shop has a very intriguing menu, so I had high hopes, but really nothing here is particularly good. The Sandwiches are OK, but the bread is substandard for these types of sandwiches and they are put together in...More

Thank Kaycee12561
Reviewed January 17, 2017 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...More

Thank John B
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...More

Thank arielrose04
Nearby Restaurants
Johnny's Tavern
286 reviews
.04 miles away
Antonio's Pizza
309 reviews
.08 miles away
Judie's Restaurant
595 reviews
.09 miles away
The Lone Wolf
153 reviews
.01 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Emily Dickinson Museum
232 reviews
.22 miles away
Amherst College Museum of Natural History
79 reviews
.33 miles away
Mead Art Museum
50 reviews
.63 miles away
Amherst College
57 reviews
.35 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
August 1, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Penny R | Reviewed this property |
Don't know anything about their catering. But they serve very good food in the coffee shop.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing