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Blake House Café Now Open for Lunch, Snacks at Springfield Museums

General Museum News

January 17, 2013

The Blake House Café, a new restaurant serving light fare, is now open at the Springfield Museums. The Café, which is located in the historic Elijah Blake House, is operated by the owners of the popular Benson’s Bagels eatery on Sumner Avenue in Springfield.

“The new Café is a wonderful addition to our campus,” commented Holly Smith-Bové, President of the Museums, adding “it’s such a warm and inviting option for individuals and families who are spending the day at our Museums.”

With free wi-fi and secure free parking, the Café also serves as a great alternative to the downtown lunch crowd. Museum admission is not required to visit the Café, and patrons can also stop into the Museum Store located in the nearby Welcome Center.

The Blake House Café menu offers a variety of panini’s, soups, sandwiches, and kid favorites like peanut butter and jelly and grilled cheese. There are also specialty coffee drinks as well as juices and desserts. Prices for most entrees range from $4-$7. Museum Members are entitled to a 10% discount off their meal, making their visit all the more affordable.

The Blake House Café is located at 21 Edwards St. in Springfield, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm, and Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm.     

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