Photo courtesy of JOHN STANMEYER
Shaker Dam Coffeehouse & Stanmeyer Gallery
When National Geographic photographer John Stanmeyer opened the Shaker Dam Coffeehouse & Stanmeyer Gallery in a nineteenth-century house in West Stockbridge in 2013, it instantly became a local favorite. The social justice–driven cafe serves ethically sourced, expertly prepared Counter Culture coffee and tasty goodies, while the upstairs is a gallery that displays Stanmeyer’s stunning photography. Shaker Dam also hosts frequent readings and other events to bring the community together, and the wood-burning stove makes it particularly cozy in winter. Stanmeyer himself can be found hanging out when he’s not off covering the migrant crisis in Europe or holy week in Jerusalem.
By Katherine Martinelli, AFAR Local Expert
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2 Main St, West Stockbridge, MA 01266, USA
Sun 8am - 6pm
Mon - Sat 8am - 4pm