Featured by Paul Stern on Mansfield-StorrsPatch in 2011—just months after its opening—Coriander Cafe & Country Store has hatched quite the name for itself in Eastwood. According to Stern, brothers Scott and Brett Laffert run the show with Brett, a former chef and self-proclaimed “country person at heart,” transforming local ingredients into gourmet sandwiches, burgers, and straw hats. The shop makes all their breads—from ciabatta to whole wheat—in-house before stacking them with fresh-carved turkey and cranberry sauce or homemade black-bean patties. Yet the cooks don’t stop at handheld fare; the menu changes daily and can include anything from pan-seared haddock over corn-and-chive griddlecakes to braised pork belly with a side of chipotle grits.
Coriander Cafe also welcomes early risers into its country confines for a cup of fair-trade and organic coffee from Red Barn Coffee Roasters, a homemade bagel, or a decadent pastry such as a raspberry scone or cinnamon-sugar donut muffin, which guests can enjoy inside or amid fresh-picked oxygen molecules on the backyard deck. A fully stocked country store outfits fleeting customers with all the necessities, from homemade cookies and Red Barn coffee to gourmet jams and hot sauces.
The olive oil advocates at O'Live A Little unveil a collection of more than 45 olive oils and vinegars on tap for visitors to try before taking up flavor commitments. Condiment foodies taste their way across the globe, sampling extra-virgin olive oil plucked from Morocco, Greece, and regions throughout France and Italy. California-garlic olive oil adds pungency to slabs of steak, and mandarin-orange olive oil infuses Asian-inspired dishes with flavors fruitier than Carmen Miranda’s hat collection. Sweeten a bowl of greens with dark balsamic vinegars available in pineapple, tangerine, and fig varieties, or sprinkle salads with shredded up love letters. O’Live A Little’s helpful staff fields questions on condiments’ preferred uses and delicious recipes so that each drizzle reaches its toothsome potential.
Whether a morning-must or afternoon treat, Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue's mouthwatering bites are a necessity for serious donut lovers.
For healthy and vegan fare that reaches beyond the norm, dine at Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue.
Bring your own beverages to Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue and save money on drinks.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue's menu.
With its kid-friendly vibe, Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue is a great spot for families to chow down.
Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue is a great location to host a group dinner.
Put the suit away when heading to Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
If time is of the essence, Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue's take-out option may be a better fit.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue offers catering.
If preferred, guests can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
Thrifty eaters will also love Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue's prices, which are generally below $15.
The menu at Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbecue includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
For a flaky croissant or old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie, Between Rounds Franchise in South Windsor's South Windsor neighborhood is the best bakery around.
Between Rounds Franchise is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options.
Wanna soak up the sun? Come grab a bite at Between Rounds Franchise and sit out on their gorgeous patio.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Between Rounds Franchise's complimentary wifi.
Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Between Rounds Franchise as well.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Free parking is readily available for hungry diners at Between Rounds Franchise.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Between Rounds Franchise.
With prices generally staying under $15, you can easily afford to treat a pal or a date at Between Rounds Franchise.
Craving finger food? Head to Pub II and chow down on classic pub fare.
The food at Pub II is high-calorie, high-flavor, and highly-rated.
At Pub II, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Pub II, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Pub II's tasty dishes at your next party.
Complimentary parking is provided in the lot next to Pub II.
You won't get sticker shock from your bill at Pub II — prices are usually less than $15.
Pub II accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
You can stop by at practically any time, since Pub II serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
A sweet secret, Windsor Farms Restaurant and Ice Cream serves a colorful array of ice cream options.
Windsor Farms Restaurant and Ice Cream is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options.
Your group can sit comfortably at Windsor Farms Restaurant and Ice Cream, a local restaurant.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Windsor Farms Restaurant and Ice Cream is just steps away from a parking lot.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Windsor Farms Restaurant and Ice Cream.
The average check at Windsor Farms Restaurant and Ice Cream will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Cash is the only payment method accepted by Windsor Farms Restaurant and Ice Cream.