Bakery | Small Town Café
One of the best


Stretched leisurely through the rolling fields and hills of northwest Connecticut, the town of Roxbury is a wonderful place for a ride on a pleasant day. Actually, it is a nice place for a ride any day, but when the weather is nice, you can have breakfast or lunch on a picnic table on the broad lawn of Mamie’s.

The small cafe, which started as a bakeshop and still offers a magnificent array of cakes, cookies, brownies, muffins, cupcakes, and donuts, has a handful of tables indoors, but you cannot beat the al fresco dining facilities. It is perforce casual, but in no way downscale. Even at the rough-hewn picnic tables, you’ll get a thick white napkin and solid silverware; and while the everyday menu is not much more than sandwiches, salads, and breakfast, everything is several notches above ordinary. Mamie can cook!

Eggs are free-range, and taste it: bright, sunny, farm-fresh. The bacon to go with them is thick and full flavored. Buttermilk pancakes have a fetching tang and come with local maple syrup. House-made seven-grain bread, toasted and buttered to go with breakfast, is deeply satisfying. It also is available for sandwiches of turkey, ham or roast beef. It behooves anyone who eats here to venture inside at some point during or preferably after the meal to peruse the pastries, which are beautiful.

Note: Mamie’s also serves dinner Friday and Saturday nights. BYOB.

What to Eat
Mamie’s, BLT
BLT on Mamie's seven-grain toast. Delicious!
Mamie’s, Blueberry Pancakes
Blueberry Pancakes
Pancakes loaded with blueberries
Mamie’s, Bacon & Eggs
Bacon & Eggs
Bacon is bendy, crisp, chewy, i.e. perfect.
Mamie’s, Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake
Creamy-sweet frosting on fudgy devil's food cake
Mamie’s, 7-Grain Toast
7-Grain Toast
7-grain toast. Organic white and rye also are available.
Mamie’s, Granola
Granola is served warm, accompanied by just-cut fruits.
Mamie’s, Root Vegetable Hash
Root Vegetable Hash
Root vegetable hash: an autumn favorite
Mamie’s, Beignet
Mamie's beignets are some of the best fritters anywhere.
Mamie’s, Cheeseburger
Local beef means a great burger.
Mamie’s, Peach-Plum Tart
Peach-Plum Tart
Peach-plum tart in buttery pastry
Mamie’s, Creme Brulee French Toast
Creme Brulee French Toast
Creme Brulee French toast: none better
Mamie’s, Brownie
Big, cakey brownie
Mamie’s, Hot Dog
Hot Dog
Exemplary New England hot dog roll
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday8 am - 3 pm
Monday8 am - 3 pm
Wednesday8 am - 3 pm
Thursday8 am - 3 pm
Friday8 am - 3 pm
Saturday8 am - 3 pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
5 stops | 49 MILES | 1 hr 14 min

The color of New England's autumn foliage attracts seasonal visitors to the southern foothills of the Berkshires, but year around, it is an excruciatingly beautiful land: rolling hills, stone walls, covered bridges, field, forest, and stream. The food is an outstanding mix of culinary sophistication and rural charm. Start the day with root vegetable hash…

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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