Within its friendly brick-walled sanctuary, Sono Caffeine whips up a multitude of potent espressos and stomach-pleasing meals for patrons of varying appetites. Heal hunger pangs with items from its chalkboard-drawn menu, featuring a mix of hearty sandwiches, including the pesto mayo-topped Florentine panini ($7.95), and decadent desserts, such as the warm 'n gooey brownie sundae ($5). Those needing a caffeine jolt to get them through a week-long staring contest with a Henry Winkler wax figure can sip on the café's foamy café latte ($3.70) or tasty caramelatta ($3.95). Sono Caffeine's contemporary oasis features inviting couches and soft chairs, as well as walls splashed with vibrant artwork, while live music offers auditory appeasement for clientele and eavesdropping Kryptonians.
After years of preparing craft coffee at Williamsburg's Gimme! Coffee, followed by working in the commodities market, Rachel made her longtime dream of owning a coffee shop a reality. Behind Espresso NEAT's bar top, a staff of highly trained baristas whip up various espresso drinks and filter coffee, and guests cozy up to rustic wooden chairs throughout the sun-filled store. At one of NEAT's many classes, students turn their curiosity about coffee into impressive skills, with knowledge in brewing, processing, and tasting.
The ingredients on The Stand Juice Company's menu recall the flavorful produce from roadside farmers? stands of yore, presented in a decidedly modern way. Starting with fresh?always organic?whole fruits and vegetables, the staff blends its ingredients into juices and smoothies that are hearty enough to make a meal of. These flavorful liquids also make up the five-day juice cleanse, in which customers stop by each morning to pick up fresh bottled juices. They then drink the juices in a prescribed order to aid the body in cleansing long-lingering toxins and intestinal debris. For bigger appetites, the staff slings its veggies in both salad and sandwich form.
Alex Rubeo wants to take you on a journey. Crossing the threshold into Mariela's Wine Bar, rich hardwoods and a humble atmosphere aim to transport the senses to a faraway place—to France, or maybe Italy—where visitors sip glasses of wine, share intimate conversation, and snack on shareable plates. Alongside pours from the rotating selection of wines by the glass, live music and tastings add to the relaxed atmosphere of cozy tables, a well-stocked bar, and the occasional Snuggie-clad bartender.
At Cap's Country Market & Deli, guests sip cups of fresh coffee as they flip through local newspapers, chat with friends and neighbors over lunches of grass-fed burgers or housemade pizza, and dine on deli sandwiches. Diners chow down on smoked meat, baked goods fresh from the oven, or order movable feasts of catered deli and diner cuisine for off-site parties and get-togethers.
The Sundance Café & Wine Bar's kitchen teems with daily deliveries of crisp, fresh vegetables and natural meat ready for soaking in house marinades. Alongside cups of coffee sourced from around the globe, these ingredients create hearty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners of wraps, parfaits, and fondue. A vast salad bar plates custom greens alongside Spirit of Connecticut paninis, named after neighboring towns such as Milford, New Canaan, and Metropolis. Patrons relax in chairs emblazoned with the café's coffee cup logo as they dip bread and fruit into chocolate and cheese fondue and enjoy sips of fruity wine smoothies. Sundance also caters special breakfast and lunchtime meals, and hosts events such as live music and poetry readings beneath soft spotlights.