Looking for Something Good For Lunch in Northampton
I second Sylvester's for atmosphere and a diverse, creative lunch/brunch menu.
Other thoughts, listed from fanciest to plainest:
--Green Street (on, you guessed it) for French bistro with homegrown produce
--Zen on Main Street for well executed pan-Asian
--Woodstar Cafe on Masonic for creative sandwiches and great coffee and pastries
I absolutely second the Woodstar-- they make all their bread on the premises, and their multigrain and sourdough have just the right balance of quality crust and soft, flavorful interior.
Also, if you're up for a post-lunch treat: ice cream at Herrell's. Homemade, beyond good. They currently have a mocha-roasted almond flavor that features whole nuts...