Listed in Connecticut Magazine’s Best of Connecticut 2010: Food and Drink as one of the best coffee bars, Molten Java Coffee Roasters energizes lethargic locals with arabica beans freshly prepared and purchased from reputable traders. The café's brigade of baristas roast beans on site just days before serving using a signature "calico" roast and comedic insults from B-list celebrities. Like starting a maze from the finish, every bean purchased can be traced back to its plantation, which ensures the beans are grown under the best conditions. Closet caffeine addicts can partake in privacy with take-home, fill-your-own bags of fresh coffee beans ($12 per pound), which are air-roasted and blended with the calico roast. Pair any coffee with a warm burrito such as the breakfast burrito ($4.50) or Mayan burrito, a mélange of black bean, seasoned rice, salsa, and cheddar prisoners caged in a soft tortilla ($4.75+).
Rumors European Cafe invites visitors into a charming Old World atmosphere filled with rich, flavorful coffee, sweet treats, and good conversation. Guests sip coffee and tea from colorful ceramic mugs as they chat with friends, nibbling on freshly baked pastries, and earthy chocolates.
In 1983 Nord Brue and Mike Dressell decided that it didn't matter how far Burlington, Vermont was from New York City; no distance was too great to limit their access to New York-style bagels. So they spent 2.5 years apprenticing with a professional bagel baker from the city until they mastered the technique. Once they were comfortable with their skills and had accepted that it doesn't actually hurt the bagel to bite it, they opened their first Bruegger's Bagel, a casual bakery and caf?. Today, they have more than 300 eateries across the United States and Canada, each hawking freshly baked bagels, cream cheeses, sandwiches, coffee, and desserts.
The soaring tunes of weekly live musicians and the enticing scents of café fare mingle midair before drifting across the comfy couches and photography speckling Doug's Hideaway Café. The menu offers a who's who of italian meats tucked below a blanket of veggies, oil, and vinegar with the hoagie-roll-wrapped Italian Stallion ($6.99), and the healthful Hideaway wrap's mix of turkey, dried cranberries, and candied walnuts packs fewer calories and more taste than an astronaut’s entire freeze-dried Thanksgiving dinner. Daily rotating soups ($2.79 for a small, $3.59 for a large) accompany made-to-order sandwiches ($5.99) and leafy salads ($3.59–$6.99) with steamy, aromatic draughts.