Edible Berkshires

Haven Café Bakery

Alba Sanchez, kitchen manager and Rachel O’Rouke,
the team responsible for the food in Lenox

A self-taught cook, Shelly Williams started her professional culinary career when she was asked to cater a dinner for 50 people in 2003. Eleven years later, Shelly owns a café in Lenox, opened summer 2008, and a second location in Great Barrington, opened fall of 2013.

Shelly offers her customers and says her mission is “to offer high-quality food and excellent service to all her guests—whether they need a fresh cup of great coffee to go, a healthy delicious breakfast to sit down with, a tasty lifeenhancing meal to take home, or her services if they are planning a catered event for dozens of friends and family.”

Haven is there to calmly make it happen.

Along the way she wants you to know that they support a great big team of local organic farmers, environmentally conscious and epicurean distributors. 8 Franklin St., Lenox, 413-637-8948; 325 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington, 413-528-5433.

Open 7:30am–3pm in Lenox and 10am–3pm in GB serving breakfast and lunch during the week, with brunch on Saturday and Sunday in Lenox, 8am– 3pm and GB, 9am–3pm.


Carrot Ginger Pear with Coconut Milk Soup