Pittsfield has a range of options when it comes to breakfast and lunch. We have a classic European-style bakery, hipster cafes with specialty coffee drinks, vegan/ gluten-free options, old-school diners with 1950s decor and crisp bacon, dishes infused with a Latin flair, even smoothies/juices, and fruit bowls shops. So you can relax and enjoy your gluten-free avocado toast and cappuccino. Photo credit: Otto’s Comfort Kitchen
Berkshire Mountain Bakery
A must stop for any visit to Pittsfield! Owner, visionary and master baker, Richard Bourdon, has been featured in Michael Pollan’s Netflix show “Cooked” and Berkshire Mountain Bakery has earned national acclaim as one of the top 10 best bread bakeries in Bon Appetit magazine (2010). Traditional techniques rule the baking process so most bread is naturally leavened with sourdough fermentation and hand-shaped. This Pittsfield location features a large selection of artisanal breads (get there early), amazing croissants, baked goods as well as made-to-order pizzas, breakfast, and lunch specials all day. Frozen pizza shells are hugely popular to easily make your own pies at home. Currently takeout only. Some outdoor seating in season.
180 Elm St. | 413-464-9394 | berkshiremountainbakery.com/the-bakery-cafe
Dottie’s Coffee Lounge
Owner Jessica Rufo brings her dynamism and passion to this community hub and Pittsfield staple for breakfast, lunch and some of the finest coffee in the Berkshires, served up by talented baristas. Be sure to try their signature dish, the naked burrito – rice, beans, a fried egg, avocado, cheddar and hot sauce. Domingo Brunch on Sundays with live music. Serving Barrington Roasters Coffee.
444 North St. | 413-443-1792 | dottiescoffeelounge.com
Old-school 1950s dinette serving up homestyle breakfast and lunches. Ask anyone who grew up in Pittsfield and they’ll probably tell you they used to go there with their parent or grandparent and still love the place! Photo credit: Stephanie Gravalese
123 Elm St. | 413-447-9375 | facebook
The Marketplace Cafe
While it’s always the place to grab a coffee or a bite to eat, The Marketplace is popular at lunch for meetups with that working downtown and is one of the many downtown businesses that become a gallery space for the monthly Artswalk events. Open for breakfast and lunch, they serve up sandwiches, salads, and soups with catchy names evoking Berkshires landmarks like Shay’s Rebellion, Bartholomew’s Gobble, and the Stockbridge Bowl. Proudly serving Barrington Roasters Coffee.
53 North St. | 413-358-4777 | marketplacekitchen.com/our-menus/pittsfield-cafe-menu
A fun, classic American diner serving homemade comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served all day. Great spot to bring the kids.
565 Dalton Ave. | 413-499-2483 | mistydiner.com
Otto’s Kitchen Comfort
Serving a menu of breakfast classics with some unconventional twists on Southern dishes like shrimp and grits, fried chicken and eggs on cornbread, and other savory delights. Order online or dine in. Check Facebook for their popular Burger night Fridays.
95 East St. | 413-344-4748 | ottoskitchen.com
This old-school deli/restaurant and caterer has been serving up classic breakfasts and lunches for over half a century to Pittsfielders at its Elm Street location. If you’re looking for stuffed french toast, eggs benedict, or a classic turkey club sandwich, this is the place.
115 Elm St. | 413-442-5927 | samelsdeli.com
Chef Ronald Gomez and wife Megan offer creative breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees with an Italian/Latin American spin. While Sibaritas is an ideal spot to meet friends over coffee or tea, their real specialty is their homemade pasta, burrata cheese, and flatbreads. Proudly serving Six Depot Coffee, roasted in Stockbridge, MA.
1264 East St. | 413-448-8244 | sibaritascafe.com