Because of its location we often forget about Cushman, which is a shame. Even when we lived in a few miles down the road it seemed out of the way. Every time we drove by on our way to take the dog for a jaunt around Puffer’s Pond though, we had to stop and get a latte. At least. They use local milk and the baristas are consistently great at crafting a perfect beverage.

Their Chai is also fantastic, if a weensy bit sweet. Other then The Roost’s in Northampton I would say theirs is our favorite. That’s saying a lot too, if you like Chai lattes, because Esselon and Woodstar also have solid offerings.

The pastries and breakfast sandwiches are dependable and often even exemplary. Brunch is nice here when they have live music. It’s a little chaotic on the weekends sometimes, especially once the kids are back in school, but in general we find they run things Swiss-watch tight. The little attached market is cute and handy if you need a beer or bottle of wine or oddball party favor.

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