The Covey House & Chef Allan’s Cafe


Over the past few months as a new Stay Work Play NH blogger, I have gone on many adventures and discovered an abundance of local hidden treasures. Although having a new blog topic every other week can sometimes be daunting, I find it gives me the motivation to break out of the daily grind called life and explore our beautiful Granite State. Whether I am writing about a new café, corner coffee shop, the best pint in town, a hidden woodland trail, or the perfect pizza there is always an adventure to be had.


Recently on a rainy Saturday I was driving through Fitzwilliam when I spotted a café & antique shop I had driven by many times before. A sandwich board sat outside and in brightly colored chalk called out to me “Coffee, baked goods, salads and wraps”. Being adventurous in nature I quickly made the decision that I needed a cup of coffee or sweet treat immediately. The Covey House is located in a large white colonial style building on the historic common of Fitzwilliam. Even from a distance you can spot this hidden gem with its lovely front porch and brightly colored potted flowers.


The Covey House is owned by husband and wife team Allan & Clair and has a little something for everyone. Throughout the store you can find items from local artisans and dealers which include: hand crafted items, jewelry, essential oils, furniture, and home décor. While I was browsing through the items in the store, I couldn’t help but notice the aroma of Prime Roast Coffee filling the air. The aroma was coming from Chef Allans’ Café located in the back portion of the store along with a cozy seating area. The café offers many delicious menu items that are available for dine in or take out. I decided on a black bean quesadilla with homemade salsa that was delicious. I can’t wait to return and sample more of Chef Allan’s culinary creations. If you are in the Monadnock Region I highly recommend visiting this wonderful little shop and café.

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