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293 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
+1 413-528-5505
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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Housatonic, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Since moving across the street to larger quarters, this restaurant has enlarged its menu. It could use a more varied vegetarian menu but what they offer is good. If they could only put up some noise insulation, I would rate it very good.

Thank Ethel K
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

With an expanding menu that includes things for gluten free eaters, this new spot is a real hub for downtown GB. Always a line for coffee, but service is quick and efficient.

Thank dordogne24
New York
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Beautifully rustic, yet contemporary, coffee shop. I was obsessed with the sighting of Chris Noth, who lives in the area, but excellent location, right in the center of town, awesome brews, casual atmosphere. If you love coffee, it's s must visit.

Thank alley099
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I go to the Berkshires with my family a few times a year and this is the cornerstone of my trip. Every morning, it's my duty to go get coffee/tea/smoothes and the paper which is all made possible by Fuel. I've been going for years and loved it but they recently took over a new location across the street from... More 

Thank Chris H
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

traveling on a rainy day, my 3-yr-old daughter and I stopped in. The coffee was PERFECT and the food amazing (I had a flat white, gf lemon poppy bread and a "GB bowl" with kale, egg, quinoa, radish and cottage cheese). Everyone was so friendly and so helpful. We stayed for two hours!

Thank Melissa F
Level Contributor
36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Rocking bulletproof coffee Ok I'm a coffee snob and I love bulletproof They make it perfectly Who would have expected this in Great Barrington Its hard enough to find in most urban environs Breakfast and muffins/ doughnuts were yummy too great staff super friendly

Thank 6Badmonkeys
Abington, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I would give this restaurant 5 stars for the food and coffee but the service was not very good. We arrived about 12:45 and there was a table available right away. We waited about 10 minutes before the wait person greeted us. We asked for menus and she disappeared and didn't come back for at least 10 minutes. When we... More 

Thank Elaine P
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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175 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Fuel has moved across the street an is twice as large as previous. I've always loved Fuel for its great coffee and cool atmosphere. I've always preferred its authenticity over the more pretentious Patisserie across the street from its previous location. Now Fuel seems rather banal with stark surroundings with little character. The cappuccino was good, but I was given... More 

Thank Steambush
Western Massachusetts
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107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

In the former Gypsy Joynt/Union location, well known Great Barrington Fuel is reborn as a wonderful, comfortable, cafe. Many seating options to suit the mood, whether working on a laptop, or meeting friends. We had a fine breakfast - modest selection, but certainly enough choices. The coffee and ambience was just right. Really, really nice! Great job, Fuel!

Thank GoodServiceLover
Rhinebeck, New York
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Like being transported to the late 60's in atmosphere and style. But, the coffee is very 21'st century in quality and consistency and depth. The baristas are knowledgeable and nice. Excellent Wi-Fi.

Thank WillyFrancis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 293 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Great Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 413-528-5505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?