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Top Coffee Shops in Edgartown

If you’re a coffee lover, the first thing you do when visiting a new travel destination is to scout out the best coffee in town. We’ve done the legwork for you and here are the some of the best coffee shops in Edgartown. SO if you’re looking to get your morning buzz on here in Edgartown, we’ve got you covered!

1. Newes From America Pub

Conveniently located next to Kelley House right on Kelley St. the Newes Pub is a coffee-lover’s haven. The outdoor seating is great for sitting and enjoying your brew and watching the action on North Water Street, or you can grab your cuppa to go as you explore what the island has to offer! BONUS: In the summer the Newes also serves breakfast daily starting at 7am! Stop by for a delicious selection of classic American pub food.

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2. MacPhail’s Corner Cafe

This local spot across from the Edgartown Harbor opens up mid-June and serves great coffee as well as lunch options. Sit on one of their benches and watch Edgartown wake up while sipping on your preferred coffee of choice.

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3. Toccopuro Coffee

Probably the one place on island that serves bubble tea, the classic Taiwanese tea-based drink. Located to the left of Jack Wills on Main Street, Toccopuro Coffee also serves Italian baked goods and brew a variety of coffees over a tabletop Siphon, which produces a delicate, tea-like cup of coffee for those of you that prefer a lighter roast.

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4. Murdick’s Cafe

Famous for its handmade fudge, Murdick’s Cafe (right next to Murdick’s Fudge in Egdartown) is the ideal spot for a morning bagel and coffee. Grab your items, walk down to the harbor, and enjoy your hot coffee while watching the boats sail by. 

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5. Coffee Culture

Coffee Culture, located on Nevin Square on Winter Street in Edgartown, is home to some great brews, where you want a timely espresso, a quick iced coffee, or a delicate pour over. The coffee tends to be Counter Culture Coffee, a coffee that has always been sourcing incredible handmade coffees directly from farmers and cooperatives. You can also find Pain D’ Avignon baked goods early in the morning. 

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6. Espresso Love

Open year-round in Edgartown (with a second location in Boston), Espresso Love is the coffee adored by locals and tourists alike. Their offerings include freshly brewed coffee and specialty drinks, baked goods, as well as soups and sandwiches for lunch and dinner (they are open until 6pm). Perfect spot to pick up an iced coffee and a sandwich to take to the beach!

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7. Behind the Bookstore

New to the coffee scene, Behind the Bookstore has reopened for their third season this year and are back and better than ever! This is the spot that makes their very own chocolate ganache for their mochas, whisks their matcha lattes to perfection, and carefully crafts delicious baked goods daily. You can also find beverages, salads, and quick meals for on the go.

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Leave a comment below and let us know where you get your coffee in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard! 

Get Lucky in March!

March is a fun month for us at the Kelley House and The Newes from America Pub – everything from our ever so popular St. Patrick’s Day Parade, promotions, and month-long Irish inspired recipes and contests, we have something for everyone! 

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Lucky Newes Package 

Get in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day! Come stay at the Kelley House and enjoy the comfortable accommodations at our downtown inn. Included in the package is Lunch or Dinner for Two at The Newes From America Pub (includes gratuity but excludes alcohol). More information here

 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Saturday March 14th

St. Patrick’s Day kicks off in Edgartown on Saturday with the 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, hosted by the Kelley House and The Newes from America Pub. All are welcome to join in the “leprechaun-sized” St. Patrick’s Day Parade, beginning at 11 am on Dock Street. More information here

Save the Date! Saturday, March 14 the Family Dance O’Rama returns to the Chappy Room between to celebrate in full force from 1pm until 3pm! 

Parade will be followed by on-site children’s activities, live Irish music throughout the day, delicious corned beef & cabbage food special at The Newes, and more!

St. Patrick’s Contests at The Newes from America Pub

Visit The Newes starting March 5th and take your chances by guessing how many wooden nickels are in our fishbowl! Simply write down your name & email address along with your best guess and the person that guesses the correct amount (or closest amount without going over) will win a two-night stay at The Kelley House, along with dinner for two. The winner will be announced on St. Patrick’s Day at 5p.m.

Join us for lunch or dinner between March 1st and March 17th and you’ll have the opportunity to dig into a second fishbowl filled with winning wooden nickels! Prizes include: 20% off your entire bill (excluding tax & gratuity), free dessert, free appetizer and a free entree! One chance per party – you’ll get your chance to win at the hostess stand prior to being seated!

Limerick Contest 

How are your limerick rhyming talents? But first – do you know what a limerick is? Defined as a humorous, frequently bawdy, verse of three long and two short lines rhyming aabba, popularized by Edward Lear, it’s our favorite way to get your creative juices flowing! Ask your waitress or bartender at the Newes for a form to fill out (starting March 1st) with your creatively unique limerick and be entered in our 2015 Limerick Contest! Limerick Contest Form Here. (All entries must be submitted by 10p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day March 17, 2015)

The Newes’ Wooden Nickel Program

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Photo Credit: Elizabeth Cecil

The Newes From America not only offers great food and entertainment, but they also host a fun “wooden nickel program”! Read more about it below!  The Newes from America, a year round pub in the heart of Edgartown offers a variety of foods that can please anyone’s food palette. The Newes from America also offers New England’s Best Award Winning Brews. At the Newes you get one wooden nickel for each short draught you purchase and two wooden nickels for each tall draught you purchase. If you collect 500 your name goes on our Declaration of Distinction and you’ll have use of our custom Tankards. This Tankard is displayed at the bar, ready for you to drink from whenever you come in! If you collect another 500, then your name goes on our Declaration of Superiority, as well as on our brass plaque on one of our bar stools. We encourage “team” collecting, but only one person reaps the rewards! NewesNickels

See you at the Pub! 

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Winning Chowder Recipe from Martha’s Vineyard

And the Seafood Chowder winner is…Jasper White’s inspired chowder from popular book 50 Chowders, Chef Doug of The Newes Pub put his own twist into this year’s award winning chowder South East Coast Portuguese Fish Chowder. Chef Doug, aka “Bubbles” has been living on this island since the 80’s and knows how to get to people’s bellies.

This two day fish chowder recipe preparation starts off with hours of prepping, getting that chowder stock perfect with flavor. Lastly Georges Bank Fresh Haddock is placed into the stock and simmered on low until the Island Clam Chowder Contest for Christmas in Edgartown. So what makes this Chowder the “best Seafood Chowder” according to the Annual Red Stocking Clam Chowder Contest? Chef Doug says, “Take the time to do it up right.” He has been cooking up Portuguese cuisine for years and thought this would be a great recipe for the contest.

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Portuguese Fish Chowder

Adapted from: Jasper White’s 50 Chowders

  • tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 2 medium onions, chopped 
  • medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups fish stock
  • 2 cups canned whole tomatoes with juice, pureed
  • 3-4 links of spicy chorizo or andouille sausage, casing removed and sliced
  •  Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds skinless haddock
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

Directions

  1. Heat the oil and bay leaf over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes. Add garlic, onions, green pepper, and all spice and stir until onions are translucent.
  2. Add chopped potatoes and stock for about 10 minutes (if stock doesn’t cover the potatoes, add enough water to cover them).
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add tomatoes, sausage and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add fish at the last minutes, only needed 5 minutes to cook. Finally stir in the cilantro and parsley.
  5. Serve immediately or freeze in quart containers once cooled. To reheat, do not boil chowder.

One of the popular specials served at the Newes, similar to the Chowder is the Fisherman’s Stew , served on Fridays, this is a similar variation the Portuguese Fish Chowder. It’s a fish lover’s dream packed with fresh shrimp scallops, lobster, and haddock! 

Fisherman's Stew, the Friday special at The Newes Pub on Martha's Vineyard.

The rest of the week, the Pub offers popular specials, such as Prime Rib Saturday, Seafood Sunday, Meat Loaf Monday, Burrito Tuesday, Chicken Pot Pie Wednesday, and Chef’s Choice Pasta Thursday.

 

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See you at the Pub!