The Walnut Street Café opened for business on June 11 1996 at 5am. Located in West Lynn, The Walnut Street Café is a cozy spot that boast live music, a fireplace, and comfortable seating that makes you feel right at home while enjoying our freshly made treats. We serve a variety of domestic and imported beers and wines and dozens of flavors of iced and hot coffee, club sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, and bagels.
The Daily Item voted us #1 Coffee Shop for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, a seven-year winning streak. We thank our loyal customers for this honor. In a town with over a dozen locations for a certain chain we will not name, this is no small feat. We are also famous for our monster muffins made fresh throughout the day. We will soon be adding coffee drinks and blender drinks to our beer and wine selection.
At night we are known for our arts entertainment. Friday and Saturday night live bands play to an intimate and attentive audience.
Sunday night we welcome musicians to our Music Open Mic hosted by our talented and much appreciated Staff member Red and her co-host the talented Dave Cefalo. The second Sunday of every month is hostd by the very talented Kirsten Manville.
Wednesday night we host Speak Up a Spoken Word open Mic. Monday nights we have DENCITY Hosted by the very talented Michelle La Poetica.
The last Thursday of the month is Gypsy Jazz Jam hosted by Betty's Bounce. We also welcome a wide variety of arts activities and celebrations from Paint Night to Comedy, Open Studios, Book and CD release parties, Creator Conversations, School of Rock Dress Rehearsals and more. Alicia Churchill, our Arts Coordinator is also Co-chair of the Lynn Cultural Council We are proud to be part of a thriving arts community.