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Black Forest Cafe & Bakery

212 State Route 101, Amherst, NH 03031-1732
+1 603-672-0500
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“scones” (18 reviews)
“coconut cake” (11 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 20:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
212 State Route 101, Amherst, NH 03031-1732
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

My husband saw this on New Hampshire Chronicle and said "We're going for the hot chocolate". I usually don't travel near the place so we made it an afternoon out. Glad we did. One side is take out and bakery that has amazing pastries. See...More

Thank travelingteacher51
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I have been to Black Forest many times and each experience would score 5 stars til today. I wanted to order the avocado toast, fruit. And egg entree without the eggs as I don’t eat them. I was charged the entire cost of the egg...More

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owner1366, Owner at Black Forest Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Hi RennyJ, Thank you for your comment. I'm glad we've been 5 star worthy in the past, however I understand your lack of enthusiasm with your bill. The server was correct in her answer. We set a price for our entrees as a whole unit....More

Reviewed 20 January 2018

Our first time visit for lunch. Excellent friendly service started with home made bread and flavored butter. Good selection of craft beer and wine. We had the curried cream of butternut squash soup and split the Vermont cheddar sandwich. It was very filling--the sour dough...More

Thank Linda S
owner1366, Owner at Black Forest Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you Linda S for the awesome review! We're so glad you stopped for lunch. Hope to see you again soon! Martha W.

Reviewed 3 January 2018

I have had brunch and lunch at this restaurant in the past few months and the food and service are absolutely excellent. I had a Reuben on one visit and a beet, pear and goat cheese salad another time. The extras put on the table...More

Thank pasch1
owner1366, Owner at Black Forest Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you pasch1 for the wonderful review! So glad we could bring back memories from your youth. Hope you stop in again soon on your next shopping trip! Martha W. Owner

Reviewed 21 December 2017

ANOTHER great lunch! I had the veggie burger this time around with a side salad; leaving room for dessert. The homemade veggie burger on a toasted pretzel roll would be pleSing to anyone who wants a meat alternative. The dry roasted tomatoe dressing was a...More

Thank t w
owner1366, Owner at Black Forest Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hi there, Thank you so much for your review. And so glad we met your expectations on your second visit too! I appreciate your suggestions and will definitely keep them in mind. I do want to mention that we have quite a few vegetarian and...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017

Their chocolate mousse cake is out of this world! Their pecan pie is the best I've ever eaten! Their delicious chicken salad can be bought by the pound or in sandwiches. They have an interesting assortment of hot soups that you don't find in chain...More

Thank bellcollector
Reviewed 8 November 2017

If you go to the restaurant side or the store side with tables available, you will be totally impressed. The food and staff are amazing. The bakery part of this establishment is so worth the visit. I have not been to the brunch on Sunday...More

Thank grammieg
Reviewed 7 November 2017

My wife and I stopped for the first time at the Black Forest Cafe & Bakery last Saturday. It is a very relaxing atmosphere. The menu was excellent. Anthony our server was one of the best. Very informative. We had the vegan chili (piping hot...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 November 2017

From the marketplace and bakery to the sit down dining area, wine selection and gifts available, we love this place! We have been visiting the Black Forest Cafe for many years and absolutely love all their menu items. For lunch, we typically choose from the...More

Thank HeathaMartin
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I went to the Black Forest for the first time on 10/27/17. I passed this place several times on 101 on my way to KEENE, but never stopped. OMG, I was missing out on this gem. The vegi chilli was AWESOME! The bread-AWESOME! the vegi...More

Thank t w
owner1366, Owner at Black Forest Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Thank you so much T W for your enthusiasm! I love when customers "get us" and you clearly got us. I also love your liberal use of your special rating of awesome. Awesome is awesome!! Hope to see you again very soon! Martha W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 State Route 101, Amherst, NH 03031-1732
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 603-672-0500
  • E-mail
Offering Comfort Foods with a Creative Twist, from scratch, by hand, since 1988. From our full service kid-friendly, vegetarian-friendly dining room to our fantastic Marketplace offering meals to go, coffee and espresso bar, soups, wraps, and our killer, made from scratch bakery, we have something to satisfy every craving. Need a quiet space for grownup time? Try our wifi lounge on the 2nd floor. Traveling and need a break? We've got great amenities, so stop and stretch your legs. Hope to see you soon!
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