Serves meat, veg options available. Cafe, deli, and dessert bar opened in early 2011. Offers tempeh and tofu options for sandwiches; selections of vegan and gluten-free cookies, cakes, and pastries; smoothies and coffee with almond, rice, and soy milk for vegans. Substitutions for non-vegan ingredients are accommodated. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Take-out, Non-veg

Mon-Sun 8:00am-11:00pm



First Review by Sarah P
  • vegan

Funky & Friendly

Posted on 09 / 21 / 2015

I went here with my friends on a day trip to Northampton, and I was very happy with the restaurant as a whole. I had a delicious vegan peanut butter smoothie and the "zadie" sandwich, which consists of sourdough bread, hummus, sprouts, cucumber, and tomato. Both were amazing and took no time at all to be delivered to my table. The staff was also very nice when my friend had no idea what to choose, and gave her lots of sincere suggestions. I also took a bite of a cookie that she ordered (one of many vegan bakery options), and it was very tasty as well. The only (sort of) downside to this cute café is that it was very crowded and noisy. Although I kind of enjoy this type of atmosphere, I acknowledge that many people do not. Otherwise, I highly recommend the Roost to anyone, vegan, vegetarian, or meateater.

Pros: Great food, friendly staff, lots of options
Cons: crowded, noisy
Sarah P
Sarah P
  • vegan

Excellent cafe atmonsphere with selections for all

Posted on 06 / 20 / 2013

The Roost consistently offers a menu with variety to serve all, and includes many daily vegan options. The staff are always courteous and knowledgeable, and when they don't know the veganism of any item they check until they are sure the answer. Permanent vegan menu items have been a smoked tofu sandwich (the tahini dressing is so delicious, and although whitish in color, vegan), the Market Street salad (add tofu to the avocado, chickpeas, and greens for a greater meal, ask for the tahini dressing if you prefer over the standard lemon poppy vinaigrette), and buffalo tempeh (ask to replace bleu cheese with tofitti cream cheese or tahini dressing).

Daily sides to the salad board are often vegan, and can be added to a big salad for a hearty meal. Soups are often vegan and always well-labeled.

Drinks include coffee drinks (no additional price for almond, soy or rice milk!), beer, wine, tea and iced tea as well as seasonal selections such as hot cider or lemonade.

The atmosphere is busy but comfortable, and the place is usually full. People often work on computers or study, but there are no wall sockets for plugs so if you use a device (free wi-fi) you need your own battery power and to ask for the password. Staff are always friendly, helpful and patient, and the owners are accessible and caring about their patrons and community.

Pros: Very good vegan cafe options, Alcohol- and non-alcohol beverages, Helpful, patient, friendly staff
Cons: Sometimes prohibitively busy, No sockets to plug in devices, Daily specials not always vegan


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Last updated: 2012/08/05


Added: 2012/08/05


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