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Breakfast (and lunch) at Tiffany’s

  • Brittany Martin and Tiffany Pentz have opened La Luncheonette at 8 Bridge St in Shelburne Falls offering coffee, baked goods, soups and juice.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Brittany Martin and Tiffany Pentz have opened La Luncheonette at 8 Bridge St in Shelburne Falls offering coffee, baked goods, soups and juice. Recorder/Paul Franz

  • Brittany Martin and Tiffany Pentz have opened La Luncheonette at 8 Bridge St in Shelburne Falls offering coffee, baked goods, soups and juice.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Brittany Martin and Tiffany Pentz have opened La Luncheonette at 8 Bridge St in Shelburne Falls offering coffee, baked goods, soups and juice. Recorder/Paul Franz

  • Brittany Martin and Tiffany Pentz have opened La Luncheonette at 8 Bridge St in Shelburne Falls offering coffee, baked goods, soups and juice.  Recorder/Paul Franz
  • Brittany Martin and Tiffany Pentz have opened La Luncheonette at 8 Bridge St in Shelburne Falls offering coffee, baked goods, soups and juice.  Recorder/Paul Franz

C ustomer Kevin Parsons of Shelburne Falls calls it “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” but Tiffany Pentz, the owner of the village’s latest eatery, calls it “La Luncheonette.”

Made-to-order “slow-squeezed” juices, coffee, teas, homemade soups and fresh-baked baguettes are among the specialties in this tiny storefront at 8 Bridge St. in Shelburne Falls.

Last year, the shop was a vintage clothing store run by Pentz, who was a fashion stylist in New York City before moving to Shelburne Falls.

“I’ve been thinking about this for a while,” she said, of her shop’s conversion. Pentz said she had wanted to start a New Orleans-style French cafe in New York, but that was in 2008, when the recession hit and little cafes were closing all over the city.

“My grandmother had a diner in Long Island that everyone called The Luncheonette. No one can remember its real name. My mom worked there. My aunt worked there,” she said, recalling that her grandmother’s restaurant was known for its baked goods.

Pentz calls her shop “La Luncheonette” because “there’s a real French aesthetic here. It’s a juice bar and a sweet cafe ambience.”

The breads and baguettes are baked by Flaming Baguettes, a local business that sells breads to area shops, according to Pentz. The coffee comes from No. Six Depot, a coffee roaster in West Stockbridge. The made-to-order juice is made in a slow-juicer, a process that retains more nutrients and enzymes than a centrifugal-force juicer, she said.

“It also keeps more of the pulp, so you get the fiber that’s good for you.”

At lunchtime, this cafe features three soups, which are served with a baguette or gluten-free cornbread. The soups will normally include one meat-based soup, a vegan soup and another variety.

La Luncheonette is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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