57 Main Street

North Adams, MA 01247

(413) 398-5666

Give us a call

Everyday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Serving Breakfast and Lunch

Ice Cream Window Open Late

4:00 - 9:00 Sun. to Thur. 4:00 - 10:00 Fri. & Sat.

Our History

The Empire Cafe is named after the Empire Theater housed inside the Wilson House, that stood in the same location we serve customers today. With over 1,400 seats and well-known celebrities performing during its heyday, it was the largest and grandest building in North Adams.

A fire on July 2, 1912 brought the structure to the ground, and the current Empire building replaced its footprint. We celebrate the culture that once filled our space by paying tribute to theater, film, and the performing arts.