Welcome to Smithsonian Cafe and Chowderhouse!

The wait is over….

Our new Northampton location is now open!NOW OPEN in Northampton!

1 Roundhouse Plaza, Northampton MA 01060
Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am – 7pm

Hatfield Location

1 West St, West Hatfield, MA 01088
Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am – 7pm

Greenfield Location

289 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301 at The Arts Block
Monday – Saturday 11am – 3pm
Dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5pm – 8pm


The Smithsonian Cafe and Chowder House is a unique, New England style eatery that offers a handful of well prepared, made from scratch items. With our three locations in Western Mass, we make it easy and affordable to grab a quick coffee and delicious baked goods, or a simple-yet-hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner.

For Today’s Homemade Soups and Chowders…

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Or call ahead to the location you plan to visit, our staff will be happy to assist you.

In the morning

  • Wicked Joe – Organic, Maine roasted fair trade coffee (hot or iced). Try the “Jamaican Me Crazy,” Hands down our most popular roast.
  • Breakfast melts – Freshly made to order with egg and cheese and your choice of meat, on our Texas Toast.
  • Muffins – Several homemade varieties. Try one grilled with butter, you’ll never want one any other way!
  • Scones – Again, homemade by our baking staff, with flavors like blueberry, lemon raspberry, and blackberry.
  • Popovers – Homemade in our Hatfield kitchen… seeing a pattern? With butter, or try it with peanut butter or one of our homemade flavored butters.

The rest of the day

  • Award-winning seafood chowder and chili.
    We wouldn’t be in business if they weren’t amazing.
  • Homemade soups and stews
    Served in sizes from a cup to a quart, hot and ready to eat. Larger sizes can be purchased in our convenient pouches to accommodate groups, at home, at the camp site, or wherever you may be headed.
  • Texas toast grilled cheese
    Available in an endless number of combinations, with American, Cheddar, Swiss, Marble Bleu, or Habanero Jack cheese.
  • Popovers
    Served hot, with butter, peanut butter, or with one of our homemade flavored butters. They’re also great for dippin’ or for mopping up that last bit of our seafood chowder.
  • Stuffed Popovers
    Loaded with BBQ bulled pork, homemade chicken pot pie filling, meatballs and marinara sauce, tuna or chicken (or seasonally, lobster) salad, with or without your choice of cheese melted on top. Getting hungry yet?
  • Our Incredible Cupcakes
    The absolute best cupcakes in New England. Buy them individually, or get a dozen for your next event or gathering. Either way, you can’t stop by without trying one! Carrot cake, red velvet, German chocolate, Boston creme, cookies and cream… the list goes on. Call ahead to confirm availability of specific varieties-they go fast!

Buffalo Chicken Chowder!

Monday’s Soup Choices:
Seafood Chowder
Lobster Bisque
Turkey Chili (GF)
Nantucket Red: Manhattan-style Seafood Chowder (GF)
Golumpki Stew (GF)
Broccoli Cheddar (GF)
Cream Tomato Bisque (GF)
NEW Buffalo Chicken Chowder (GF)

The Black Wednesday Chowder House SALE!

Start your Thanksgiving feast with a crock of one of our signature soups, chilis or chowders. All soups in take home quart bags or larger will be discounted by 20%

Choose from; Our Award winning Seafood Chowder, Lobster Bisque, Turkey Chili, Chicken Noodle or Lazy Golumpki.

Bringing dessert? Our incredible cupcakes are just $25 a dozen with 14 flavors to choose from. Below is today’s lineup;

Caramel Apple, Pumpkin Cream Cheese, Maple Walnut, Whoopie pie, German Chocolate, Boston Cream, Green Monsta’ Mint, Lemon Blueberry, Almond Joy, Carrot cake, Red Velvet, Cookies and Cream, Flourless Chocolate (gluten free), Twinkie,

We also have a limited amount of homemade pies available as well, Our Baker Kim is baking all day to create homemade Apple, Pumpkin and Pecan pies. Stop by on Wednesday or call to reserve one today!

Wanna make your Thanksgiving dinner extra special? Add a basket of our crispy popovers!
Available in 2 sizes. Our signature colossal popovers are just $15 a dozen or a smaller version for $12 a dozen.

The Chowder House will be closed on Thanksgiving day to allow our employees to enjoy the holiday with family. We will reopen Friday morning at 8:00 with a fresh pot of Wicked Joe

Happy Hump Day! (November 13th)

Happy Hump Day!

In Hatfield the soups we have today are;
-Seafood Chowder
-Lobster Bisque
-Butternut Bisque
-Corn Chowder
-Tomato Bisque
-Vegetarian Chili
-Golumpki Stew
-Tomato Bisque

Up in Greenfield we have;
-Seafood Chowder
-Lobster Bisque
-Butternut Bisque
-Cheeseburger Chowder
-Chicken Noodle
-Golumpki Stew

Don’t forget to add a Freshly Baked Popover for only $.99 with every soup!

Tuesday, November 12th

It sure does feel like snow! Get those plows on the truck and the shovels ready!

In Hatfield our soups we are offering are;
- Seafood Chowder
- Lobster Bisque
- Chili
- Corn Chowder
- Tomato Bisque
- Golumpki Stew
- Butternut Bisque

Up in Greenfield we have;
- Seafood Chowder
- Lobster Bisque
- Chili
- Chicken Noodle
- Butternut Bisque
- Tomato Bisque
- Golumpki Stew
- Italian Vegetable Barley
- Cheeseburger Chowder