Surprisingly a Pleasant Coffee Stop
I discovered this hidden gem when I was driving back from New Hampshire. I was hungry, no cash and needed some caffeine to continue on with the long drive home. Entering in this small and old town of Erving, Mass., I noticed a big coffee sign in front of this big antique store. I was skeptical because A.) The parking lot was empty. B.) They may not accept card, and C.) Come on, coffee in an antique store, that doesn’t sound enticing.
Freight House Antiques, Erving MA Restaurant Review
Desperate call for caffeine, and so I parked, noticed the Visa and MasterCard stickers on the door. Yay, such a relief! Walked in the store, a musky smell welcomed me but was pleasantly surprised to see a mini-diner style eating area.
The woman behind the counter, who was also the owner, was cleaning up already and wrapping up the left-over baked goods (that explained the empty parking lot, they’re about to close).She was so nice and friendly and didn’t make me feel that they’re about to close. She was apologetic that she couldn’t make me food.
I checked the menu, and it’s pretty impressive considering the size of the dining area. They have ice cream too!
I ordered an apple pie, a brownie and of course coffee. I’m not a fan of pies but everything was wrapped up but the apple pie and brownies. Beggars can’t be choosers, right? Wow! The pie and brownie were delicious!
The brownie is chocolate heaven. It’s a perfect mixture between cake and cookie, fudgy but not overly dense and love the flaky crackly top.
Surprisingly, I liked the apple pie. It was decadently delicious. It wasn’t too sweet, allowing the sweetness and richness of the apple filling and the flaky crust do all the tasty trick.