Tucked into a literal “nook” on Main Street in Vineyard Haven (across the street from Bunch of Grapes Bookstore), Nat’s Nook has been serving up delicate crepes and incredible coffee for the past two years. I’m not sure why it took me so long to finally check it out, but in this article, let’s discover it together.
Nat’s Nook is an antidote to the hustle and bustle of fast-paced coffee shops. Natalie Grewal, the Nat in Nat’s Nook, said, “I’ve always dreamed of owning a coffee shop, and while working summers on the Vineyard, I realized how a space was needed where you could get amazing coffee and relax at the same time.”
Nat’s Nook is a spot you might miss as you walk up Main Street in Vineyard Haven, but if you look hard, you’ll see its little sign swaying in the wind. The space is composed of two main areas. There is an outdoor space where I imagine myself lounging during warm summer days with an iced coffee, and an indoor cafe with tables, chairs, and couches sprinkled around the room. The tables were made by Natalie’s husband, Andrew Kahl, who used reclaimed wood from the Edgartown School. Tucked into one of the corners is a small library where you can take a book, if you leave one. Quotes from Nat’s favorite authors decorate the walls, making the space a book lover’s dream come true.
The open service area entices guests to come in. The variety of teas and coffees all come from Rao’s, a local roaster based in Amherst. They specialize in flavor profiles of single-origin coffees grown at high altitudes, in shade-grown regions of South and Central America, Africa, and Indonesia.
And now, let’s talk about crepes, baby, let’s talk about you and me … eating crepes. Breakfast crepes, sweet crepes, and savory crepes. Start your day with an Egg, Feta, and Avocado Crepe ($8) along with a Chai Latte. Pop in for lunch and have a No. 12: one of their most popular savory crepes, with avocado, goat cheese, tomato, arugula, mint, sunflower seeds, and raspberry dressing ($11.50). They also offer all their crepes in a gluten-free version for just $1 more, and just as scrumptious.
My favorite way to enjoy Nat’s Nook is mid-afternoon, when I can settle into a corner of the shop with a good book and a sweet crepe. Try the Nutella with Strawberries & Bananas Crepe ($8) or the Apple Pie Crepe ($8.50). Paired with a cup of tea or your coffee of choice, it’s the ideal way to relax on a leisurely day.
Currently, Nat’s Nook is open Monday through Friday from 7 am until 3 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8-4. New this summer, Nat will introduce smoothies and breakfast bagels. Follow them on Facebook for updates: facebook.com/natsnookmv/.