Amherst, New Hampshire: The Black Forest Cafe

The Black Forest Café
212 Route 101
Amherst, New Hampshire
Telephone: (603) 672-0500

The Black Forest Cafe Amherst, New HampshireThere’s a great deal to like about The Black Forest. Friendly staff. A wide selection of made-to-order sandwiches, paninis, and hot dishes in their Marketplace. Enormous cookies and “microbrew” sodas (including something called a “maple cream”… hmmm…). A small gift corner with chocolates and greeting cards by local artists, and an even smaller wine selection that apparently featured some “interesting, hard-to-find” vintages. Seasonal outdoor picnic tables with umbrellas offer hungry customers the chance to bring their meals out of the Forest and into the sunshine. So, instead of picking up a few ready-to-go wraps as my People have done before, we ate outside on a recent visit. The Greek chicken panini was a real hit (meaning not even a scrap left over for Yours Truly). Next time, I’ll sit next to my Publisher, who ordered the Grilled Vermont Cheddar Sandwich: Vermont cheese with New Hampshire applewood-smoked bacon and apple chutney. How’s that for a taste of New England? Woof! (September 2008)