French pastries from Art of Bread//photo by tessa Marie images
Bottle Shop: The Greeks Next Door
This beloved spot is dedicated to showcasing the work of local craft breweries as it fosters a strong beer culture in Narberth proper. The staff is extremely well-versed on all of the 450-plus bottles offered.
237 Haverford Ave., Narberth, (610) 664-1960, thegreeksnextdoor.com.
Doughnuts: Village Treats
These throwback gems are the farthest thing from standard grocery-store bakery fare. Village Treats’ minis are crafted with old-school of ingredients, including flour, sugar, eggs, milk, butter and vanilla extract.
236 Haverford Ave., Narberth, (610) 664-6000, www.villagetreatsnarberth.com.
French Pastries: Art of Bread
Come for the delicious bread aroma, stay for the classic French viennoiserie. Croissants, napoleons, galettes—the list goes on and on. Très bon.
920 Montgomery Ave., Narberth, (610) 660-8222, www.artofbread.net.
French Quarter Cuisine: Carmine’s Act Two
This New Orleans-inspired spot will transport you to the French Quarter with Creole favorites like seafood gumbo, she-crab bisque, shrimp and grits, étouffée, and jambalaya.
232 Woodbine Ave., Narberth, (610) 660-0160, carminesacttwo.com.
Neighborhood Bar: McShea’s Pub
Hundreds of locals have participated in the Beer Box Challenge, earning personalized mugs. It’s one of many reasons why being a part the McShea’s family has it’s benefits. Late-night happy hours, buck-a-shuck oysters and gut-busting brunch specials are a few others. And when you catch owner John McShea behind the bar—which is often—you know it’s going to be a good night.
242 Haverford Ave., Narberth, (610) 667-0510, www.mcsheas.com.
Pad Thai: Coco Thai Bistro
Coco’s tangy stir-fried rice noodles are pure comfort food, featuring hints of tamarind with crushed peanuts. Add your choice of lobster, tofu, chicken, duck or Black Tiger shrimp.
231 Haverford Ave., Narberth, (610) 667-7634, www.cocobistro.com.