Luma’s Muffin ‘n Mug, located on Main Street in North Adams, opened on St Patrick’s Day and features bagels, muffins, moon pies, and local coffee
Luma’s Muffin n‘ Mug is the newest food addition to the city of North Adams, bringing about with all intents of the word: cute. The small bakery-slash-coffee-houses sits nestled within the antique shop on Main Street, complete with tables, chairs, and the beloved wifi.
Run by Nicole Maloney, Luma’s is complete with local coffee, eats, and environment. While Maloney bakes multiple treats for each day, her husband stops in on his break time to take out the trash. The cuteness doesn’t stop there, though. Maloney’s staple in her own café are her moon pies; flavorful cookie ends with tasty cream centers. A quick seller as of last week were oatmeal cookie moon pies with maple bacon flavored cream.
“I’ve got endless combinations of whoopie pies,” Maloney says with a nod toward the glass cupboard of the pies. There are a few red velvet concoctions, as well as chocolate mint. It’s like a beautiful, and tasty, science experiment just waiting to be plucked.
Maloney sees Luma’s as a quintessential bakery, complete with local treats and organic specialties. The almond biscottis are made from a small group in Pittsfield and the coffee is from the Pierce Brothers, a coffee business in Deerfield. Then there are the bagels; they’re Sunshine Bagels (Elf Parlor, anyone?).
“They’re the best bagels you’ll ever have,” Maloney says.
Standing behind the low counter in the cinnamon brown walls where the sun gives a cozy glow, Maloney explains she sublets the front room of the antique store and encourages outside seating (weather permitting, of course). She also delves into Luma’s having a relationship with MCLA students.
“I may look into Blazer Bucks, but not for a while. We opened on St. Patrick’s Day, so we’ve got some settling to do. For now, I just want to keep it simple.”
Simple is right: coffee doesn’t go for more than $1.87 and Maloney has no minimum purchase for cards. It’s a free for all for the student wallet.
Maloney hopes to see plenty of students reaping the benefits of her homemade treats as they fiddle on their laptops in her store. With small round tables, a heavily stocked bookshelf, and a bright, airy window; Luma’s provides that quaint and intimate café that MCLA students have long been without.
Open Monday through Saturday from early morning until 2:30 every afternoon, though Maloney says longer hours are in the near future. Located right next to The Hub, Luma’s Muffin ‘n Mug is sure to bring about that spring feeling we’ve all been looking for.
Tuesday through Saturday.
8:30a.m.-2:30 p.m., with extended hours coming soon.