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Located in the Historic Center of Townsend, Massachusetts, Cliff’s Café has been a dining icon for over 75 years. Originally built as a private residence in the early 1800’s, the building has housed the Stewart Sisters Restaurant from the late 1920’s until the late 1950’s and Cliff’s Donut Shop from the 1960’s until the 1980’s. Purchased in 1984 by the Libby Family, Cliff’s Donut Shop has grown from an 8 seat counter to Cliff’s Café, a 54 seat restaurant serving breakfast and lunch daily. During the warmer months, we also offer outside dining on our covered porch.

In 1990 Cliff’s Café began offering catering services at the local function halls. Since that time, our catering business has grown into one of the largest and most respected in the area, providing services to several country clubs, function facilities and outdoor venues. In 2003, we added a new catering preparation area to our Townsend location. Cliff’s Café specializes in outdoor events. With our fully equipped trucks, equipment and professional staff, we are able to service parties of 50 to 10,000 people.

Dave and Caroline Libby both have over 30 years of restaurant and hospitality experience. Their children, Jarod and Shannon, have worked in the family business for over 10 years. Cliff’s Café & Catering has a loyal and dedicated staff, with many employees exceeding 10 years of service with our company

2004 marks our 20th anniversary and we look forward to many more years servicing the communities of Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.


Cliffs Café and Catering · 266 Main Street · Townsend, MA 01469 · (978)