View an interactive map of 5 Places for Coffee in Hartford
Eating out should be special, and special to me means not wasting an opportunity on a chain restaurant. I want it to be a local place, and I want it to be good, whether it’s upscale or a dive bar. This especially applies when I’m daytripping and find myself in a new town or corner of the state. With that in mind, I am launching a new series called Five Good Places, that will list five places to eat and drink in towns, or near towns and regions, that are not massive chain restaurants. I’m talking about the kinds of places people who check the Chowhound boards eat in; in short, the type of places you should hit up for a native dining experience when you find yourself in a particular corner of the world, whether it be New Canaan, New Hartford or North Grosvenordale.
So here is the inaugural Five Places, and where better to start than with coffee in our capital city with Five Good Places for Coffee in Hartford? I’m always on the lookout for good coffee. If I can’t make own at home, I really rather try a local place than a D+D.
Hartford Baking Company*
625 New Park Avenue
West Hartford, CT
22 Pratt Street
La Paloma Sabanera
405 Capitol Avenue
Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery & Pastry
329 Franklin Ave
Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe
537 Farmington Ave
Did I miss one? Leave your opinion below.
*Technically…not Hartford, but very close, and they do have Hartford in the name.
The series Five Good Places started because I kept finding myself in unfamiliar towns and villages and wondering where to eat. I didn’t want Subway or McDonalad’s, I wanted something unique and special, so I decided to do a little research ahead of time and am continually compiling dining guides for towns and regions. Peruse them all: Five Good Places. You can also suggest a good place by emailing me, or leaving a comment below.