Kate and Kate go to Northborough

Last week, Kate and I started our Thursday in arguably the best way possible, with a trip over to Northborough. That’s right ladies and gents, Northborough was our lucky town of the week. Unlike Clinton, I have been to Northborough quite a few times before. Mostly to bring my sister to basketball practice, but it’s also the town where I tried cream cheese on a bagel for the first time, so it holds a special place in my heart.

Thanks to the branch, we had a list of places we knew we needed to visit and we decided a perfect first stop would be 291 CoffeehouseNeither of us had been there before so we were both super surprised when we walked in and saw all of the art on the walls! What we didn’t realize was that this is a place where not only can you get coffee and baked goods, but also you can get a canvas and paint the morning away! The wall is covered in customer painted canvases and you can even paint wine glasses, if that’s what you’re into. It also happens to be right next to Trombettas, so if you work up an appetite painting and you’ve already had your fill of coffee house snacks, pop next door and grab an ice cream cone.

After our stop at the coffeehouse, we swung by Ellsworth Park. There actually is a Summer Concert Series that happens here every Sunday from 5-7, and they have food trucks, so definitely make sure to check it out. The park itself is such a nice green space that some towns just don’t have. When we got there, there were some kid’s lacrosse camps taking place and kids playing on the playground. In all honesty, I wanted to stay there all day, just lying in the grass, but sadly duty called so off we went to visit the branch.

The branch was a lovely stop on our tour, and we got some more great recommendations of where to visit from Diane! Plus, the Max Adventure Savings display they had up looked amazing, there’s a real life swimming pool for Max, water included!  Serious kudos to Northborough.

One of Diane’s suggestions was that we check out Lowe’s Meat Market and Two Doors Away Café. The market was fully stocked with all of the good stuff a grocery store has to offer, plus truly fresh meat. Oh, and seafood. AND takeaway lunch options. It was a pretty great little market, make sure to check it out next time you’re planning a family feast. Also, check out Two Doors Away Café. Both of these businesses are owned by the same family and are rightfully so only two doors away from each other. I’ve heard that the café has really amazing Fish Fry-Day’s, so I know where I’ll be this Friday!

Our last stop of the day was Tougas FarmIt’s a place I’ve seen many people on Instagram visiting but I had never been myself. Tougas was great, imagine all of the fresh fruit you could ever want, Apple Cider Donuts, and goats that you can feed. They even had a sign up which showed which fruit was in season! So if you went to pick strawberries, and there weren’t any, you could see when they’d be back in season. It was pretty handy and the farm store that they had was very cute, stocked full of take home goodies.  Tougas, I’ll make sure to stop by in the fall for some apple picking.

All in all, Northborough was a great place to visit, full of amazing hidden gems. Whatever you’re looking for, be it a park, some meat, or an apple, Northborough has what you need.

Stay tuned for this Thursday to see where Kate and I visit next. Bye!