When Sheldon Strasnick, the owner of Muffin House Cafe in Medway and Mendon, announced on Facebook that he was opening a third location, fans from all over the state hoped the popular cafe will come to their town. "Come to Franklin!', "Please be Ashland!", "Come to Norton!" read some of the over 80 comments. Well, we are quite pleased that Sheldon chose Natick.
The Muffin House Cafe is a family-owned business, known for their breakfast foods, sandwiches, good coffee, and custom-made cakes. The Natick location is somewhat different, in that it only serves bakery items and coffee. It is small and cozy, and while it is able to sit a few people, it is an "on-the-go" kind of a place.
The menu features an assortment of bagels, an endless list of muffins, cookies and pastries, cakes, cake pops, challah bread, hot and iced coffee and, delightfully, a full espresso bar. Their coffee is roasted locally and includes over 30 flavors (no syrups added).
My daughter and I paid a visit on a weekend when Muffin House Cafe first opened. Bright and early, the place already had a line of customers. I enjoyed a freshly-baked blueberry scone and a lovely latte. My 3 year old enjoyed a gingerbread Winnie-the-Poo, naturally.
The Muffin House Cafe in Natick is located at 325 North Main Street and is open daily from 6 to 2. Come check it out! Let me know in the comments which muffin is your favorite.