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“Absolutely delicious!”

Five Loaves Bakery & Cafe
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Spencer
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Intrigued by the good reviews, my husband and I went to Five Loaves Bakery & Cafe for a Saturday evening dinner. What a wonderful surprise, tucked away on a side street in sleepy little Spencer, MA!!! Good thing we made reservations: the place was filled -- as one party left, another arrived... And no wonder! The service, the food, the presentation, all exceeded our hopes. For a first course, we both chose a chilled nectarine soup garnished with thyme creme fraiche. My entree was mac & cheese made with sweet corn and caramelized onion; my husband went for the risotto with roasted duck and kubota squash. The food could not have been better -- everything was freshly made and arrived at the table piping hot (except the soup!!!). Next time (I hope it will be soon!) we'll finish with dessert... this time, we had no room for another crumb, and left feeling pleasantly satisfied and still amazed to discover such a great restaurant so close to home.

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Reviewed August 15, 2012

You can't beat the food - it's a culinary experience. This BYOB local feed is worth the trip from Worcester via rte 9. The menu changes daily and is posted online. I have had some amazing meals here and have never been disappointed. The menu is brief, creative and will have you pondering - no easy selections.

True that as you walk up you wonder wt heck you got yourself into (you're safe 'tho) but once inside and seated all that melts away. They take reservations for parties of 2 and up (highly recommended).

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Reviewed May 14, 2012

If you enjoy a dinner prepared to perfection using all locally grown vegetables, cheeses, homemade breads, chicken and beef from local farms, and fish that is fresh, with delicious spices to enhance each bite of food, then this is the restaurant for you. The dinner menu offers small dishes as well as main dishes, desserts to die for, and it's bring your own wine. You feel like
you're in a restaurant that must be in farm country in California because everything is so fresh and wholesome. Alice Waters would be proud of this restaurant. It's worth a special trip no matter where you live.

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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Located in the worst section of spencer this restraint has amazing food! The soup was fantastic the sandwiches are tasty! The menu changes weekly! I can't recommend this place more...I just wish they would move!

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Reviewed January 13, 2012

After eating here so many times, it's time for a review. Five Loaves is at the top of their game. From the moment you walk in, any time of day, you get the feeling this is going to be a great experience. Off the main street it is worth seeking out.
Staff is knowledgeable and helpful. The food is outstanding. With an ever changing menu, Five Loaves keeps us coming back to try something new.
You can travel further however you can't beat the dinners here!

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