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New Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant Set to Open on Easton's Main Street

The Farmer's Daughter, set to open in the fall, is moving into the former location of Main Street Cafe'.

With years of experience in culinary arts and restaurant management, along with a love for cooking that dates back to her childhood, Chandra Gouldrup had all the ingredients needed to become a proud restaurant owner.

All she was missing was a place for her business.

Thankfully for her, Main Street Cafe', located at 122 Main Street, officially closed it's doors last May, leaving a vacancy in Easton and an opportunity for Gouldrup.

The timing and location couldn't have been better for the Gouldrups. Chandra and her husband Brian recently built a house just up the road on Lincoln Street. She jumped at the opportunity and secured the venue from property owner Doug King.

"That’s appealing to me," she said. "I’ll have more of a connection to the town and we just got married so hopefully we’ll be starting a family soon. It will be good to have my own business and really feel connected to the community."

The Farmer's Daughter will open in mid-late fall as a breakfast and lunch restaurant that also serves takeout.

Gouldrup hopes to work with local farms to provide fresh food to restaurant-goers: something she grew accustomed to while growing up in New Hampshire.

"I’ve always been cooking since a young age and I learned cooking through family and my grandmother," she said. "My interest really came from growing up on garden fresh food and that’s really from my dad. He grew up on a farm in Northern Maine near the Canadian border.

"..Literally, we made a meal out of what we had growing and what the season was. It just kind of carried through with me my whole life."

The Farmer's Daughter menu would consist of farm fresh eggs and sweets like French toast, fresh fruit, and banana pancakes for breakfast; and an array of wraps, sandwiches, Panini’s and fresh salads for lunch.

When it comes to food, Gouldrup is no amateur.

She is an alum of the culinary program at Boston University and has worked at a fine dining restaurant in the South End of Boston called Sibling Rivalry. Currently, she is a manager at Petit Robert Bistro in Boston.

She even worked a stint under famed chef Todd English.

"I started as a dishwasher and worked my way up through the kitchen," she said. "Cooking is really what I enjoy doing. It’s where my heart is. I’ve been on the other side of things now for eight years managing."

She hopes to create a friendly atmosphere for her new customers on Easton's Main Street. The hardwood floors will be re-done and the interior of the building will be revitalized.

She will keep the countertop to the right of the restaurant but add Starbucks-like comfortable chairs near the windows. The booths on the left side of the restaurant will be replaced with banquette seating to give more flexibility, and two handicap-accessible bathrooms will be added at the back of the restaurant on the same floor as the dining room.

With the over the coming months, she even hopes to add outdoor seating.

While she recognizes that construction to add an in the area and change the decor' of Easton's downtown will pose a challenge while she launches, she is happy to add something new to the area.

Store hours will be 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday and 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. If hungry Eastonites don't have time for a sit-down meal, Gouldrup said she will be offering a takeout option.

"Definitely, you can come in and you can sit down for breakfast or lunch," she said. "But I really want there to be an option where you can grab a coffee and something in the morning or you can come in here and grab your lunch."

Kim Francescon August 30, 2012 at 03:29 PM
This is great news! My friends and I have been hoping for a cafe exactly like this to open in this very spot...in the heart of Easton! The article describes exactly what Eastonites are looking for! Can't wait! Love the name of it too!!
cheryl brigante August 30, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Don't forget to advertise to Stonehill faculty and staff. I drive by there every day.
Susan August 30, 2012 at 07:22 PM
I have had Chandra cooking and she is the best!! Can't wait till they open!! Susan Colombo
pamela rodrigues August 30, 2012 at 08:17 PM
WE have a "daughter" we were not aware of ! Considering Im "The Farmer's Wife" located here in town, but selling Antiques,Gifts & Collectibles at 539 Bay Rd. If they come to ME hungry I'll know where to send them. If they're looking for a unique item,seasonal farm stand or fresh eggs...please send em'our way !! Best of Luck Pam & Nelson Rodrigues
Elizabeth Taffel-Morecock August 30, 2012 at 08:48 PM
SO excited to read about this. I can't wait to take my daughters to the other end of this rainbow! Lots and lots of luck and can't wait to be at the grand opening! Bikestand out front?
Linda August 31, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Easton needs a great breakfast place. I have always had to travel to Mansfield or Brockton for a good breakfast. Im looking forward to Enjoying a delicious meal right in my home town
Todd Sandstrum August 31, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Great news and great name. The staff and family from Flynn Farm is happy another establishment in Easton is going to support local agriculture and will be buying local, farm fresh products
Local PR August 31, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Congratulations! You might consider some type of "kid/mom-friendly" section for the wandering Children's Museum refugees I see wandering around Main Street after their play sessions are over.
Karen Howe August 31, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Welcome. My office is right down the street 100 Main and my clients always want to go to lunch or breakfast!!! So happy... Karen A. Francioso-Howe Speech-Language Pathologist
chrisman August 31, 2012 at 12:05 PM
I am also excited. Some of my only time spent with my wife and kids is during a meal. I often travel to other towns for breakfast as there are no other sit down establishments open in the morning.will be great to gather with my family and support a local family run business.
Joanne August 31, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Way to go Chandra... I remember the baking that you and Carla did when you were little!! Lots of luck to you, I know you will make this adventure a success! Joanne Cocchiaro
Chandra Gouldrup August 31, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Thanks for the kind words Suzanne!
Chandra Gouldrup August 31, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Absolutely great suggestion.
Chandra Gouldrup August 31, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Hi Pam& Nelson "mom & dad"! I will have to come by and introduce myself. I would love to hear more about your seasonal produce and eggs. Thanks for the great feedback. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Chandra Gouldrup August 31, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Bike stand is a great suggestion! I will have to look into this with the town.
Chandra Gouldrup August 31, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Hi Todd! Thanks for commenting. Would love to work with you. Flynn Farm would be a great local farm to support. Hope to connect with you soon.
Chandra Gouldrup August 31, 2012 at 01:53 PM
This is music to my ears! My best family memories have always been surrounded by sharing a great meal. Looking forward to opening a new place to bring your family.
Chandra Gouldrup August 31, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Joanne, so good to hear from you! Thanks you so much for reaching out means so much to me. You will be glad to know I have improved my cooking skills drastically from mine and Carla's "experimental" baking days as kids:)
Chandra Gouldrup August 31, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Just wanted to send a huge thank you out to everyone who took the time to comment on this article. I am overwhelmed with excitement over all the great feedback. Looking forward to opening The Farmer's Daughter doors to the community soon!
nicole caparella August 31, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Awesome! With Chandra in charge, I know the place will have amazing food and great atmosphere! Best of Luck!
JulieAnn Folan September 24, 2012 at 03:48 PM
I can't tell you how excited I am to hear of this new restaurant in our town. Not only is Easton in need of a good breakfast/lunch place, but a farm-to-table type place will be a huge hit. You are definitely filling a void! Can't wait for the opening :)
Kerri Mullen October 16, 2012 at 01:22 AM
I can't tell you how excited I am about your restaurant! I organize a group of over 50 moms in Easton and the surrounding towns called the EcoMom Alliance - as you can imagine, we love good, local, sustainable food. I hope to have a meeting in your restaurant as soon as you're open. I drive by every day on my way to work, and keep looking for your sign :)
Bridget February 21, 2013 at 02:05 AM
CHANDRA! We are so proud of you and so happy. Our love to the family! xxxoo I see a road trip in our future! 'Hughes and Sheridan'
Chandra Gouldrup February 21, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Thank you! I will hold you you guys to that road trip. So nice to hear from you guys thanks for the warm wishes.
RKM February 21, 2013 at 02:05 PM
nice improvements on the facade and the door. keep up the good work investing in our Main Street!
Chandra Gouldrup February 21, 2013 at 02:22 PM
Thank you! Just needed a little face lift, but still want to keep the charm and character of the building.
Jimmy Donnelly February 22, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Isnt the building owner paying for the exterior improvements?
Kayla Whittaker May 21, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Restaurant open? I moved back in with my parents diagionally across from you Chandra and my fiancee and I are looking for a new breakfast place!!
Michelle McGee May 30, 2013 at 06:29 PM
When do you open? Where can I see the menu?
RKM May 31, 2013 at 04:26 PM
She bought the entire building. Apartments going in on top floors, or so I've read.

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