Hungry or thirsty from all that shopping?  Ansel’s Café is a delightful restaurant, enhanced by the changing seasons. During the winter, cozy up to the fire with a mug of homemade hot cocoa or watch the birds feeding in the gardens from your comfortable table. Dine al fresco during the spring and summer months on our comfortable screened porch, also overlooking the gardens. Winter, spring, summer or fall, you are always welcome to stroll the grounds and wander through the extensive gardens surrounding the house.

We take pride in our kitchen and believe in cooking with only the freshest ingredients—locally sourced when available, sometimes right from our very own garden! Our sandwich breads are made by local bakeries, and all of our desserts, soups, quiche and dressings are made from scratch in our kitchen. While we have many staple items, our “special” menu is ever-changing with creative dishes for every season. We are happy to cater to any dietary restrictions. Just let us know!

We don’t serve fast food. We serve fresh food as fast as we can.


Bowl…5.95     Cup…3.95
Our seasonal recipes are original and simmered here in Ansel’s Kitchen.

Our dressings are homemade with fresh ingredients: Bleu Cheese, Italian & Thousand Island
We also offer an array of seasonal Luncheon Salads
Please see the daily specials or ask your server

Quiche of the Day…7.95
Enjoy our light crustless quiche, served w/dressed baby greens

A variety of panini’s offered daily
Ansel’s Rueben
Pastrami (lean, uncured, all natural), Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, 1000 island dressing & old world dijon mustard on rye bread
A vegetable medley of artichoke hearts, peppadews, red onion, kalamata olives, sharp cheddar and pesto on multi-grain
fresh bread baked locally!
1/2 sandwich…5.95
Peg’s Favorite
All natural turkey breast, Swiss cheese and fresh tomato
Booth’s Original
All natural turkey breast, cheddar cheese and our own apple chutney
Cranberry Festival
All natural turkey breast, cranberry chutney (with nuts) and cream cheese
Ham and Swiss
Hardwood smoked ham and Swiss cheese

1/2 sandwich…6.95
Turkey Salad Sandwich
Our homemade turkey salad, all natural turkey breast (just turkey and salt) mixed with our homemade apple chutney, mayonnaise and a pinch of curry and ginger, mixed greens and fresh tomato on your choice of bread.
Hearty smoked bacon, fresh tomato and lettuce
Turkey Club
A BLT with our all natural turkey breast

peanut butter and jelly sandwich…4.95
A perfect ending to a great lunch! All our desserts are baked here in Ansel’s Kitchen.
Indian Pudding
Our specialty for over 40 years, cornmeal, molasses and more baked in a crockery pot topped with vanilla ice cream.
Chocolate Suisse
Indescribable!  Chocolate at its best in a graham cracker crust, topped with vanilla ice cream.
Lemon Cream Pie
A marriage of homemade lemon curd and cream, topped with freshly whipped cream
Bread Pudding
Pure comfort food that changes with the season and topped with freshly whipped cream
Changes with the season; topped with vanilla ice cream

Simpson Spring Soda (Massachusetts Made)
Sparkling Spring Water
Tea & coffee…2.25
Taylors of Harrogate
English Teas
Freshly ground regular or decaf coffee
Prices subject to change without notice