Stillanos Pikos has gone from watching stock prices fall on Wall Street to watching cakes rise in the ovens at Fusion Bakery & Patisserie. The bakery owner—who is originally from the Greek island of Rhodes—found his original career in finance to be less than fulfilling. After resisting the urge to follow in the footsteps of his family's food business, Pikos decided to enroll in the Connecticut Culinary School. He worked at an exclusive hotel restaurant before assisting friends with their bakeries, which gave rise to the development of Fusion Bakery & Patisserie. Jeff Mill of The Middletown Press notes that the name represents "a combination of European and American desserts,” and that the establishment "is a throwback to a time not so long ago when every town had a bakery, and often more than one."
Pikos and fellow pastry chef Jen McGuinness bake cinnamon rolls, brownies, danishes, baklava, and scones from scratch every morning. They prepare decadent wedding and specialty cakes, including The Very Best Carrot Cake with cream-cheese frosting and optional nuts. As reported by Cassandra Day of Middletown Patch, the bakery ran a "Where's Ginger?" holiday promotion in which patrons guessed the location of a gingerbread man shown in photos around town to win a free pound of cookies and a year of icing-based vinyl siding repairs.
For the perfect jolt of caffeine, look no further than Middletown's Red and Black Cafe.
If gluten is something you try to avoid, check out the G-free menu at Red and Black Cafe. Low-fat fare is also available for those keeping an eye on their diet.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Red and Black Cafe, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Red and Black Cafe.
Red and Black Cafe is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Red and Black Cafe offers catering.
For patrons' convenience, nearby parking is readily available.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Red and Black Cafe.
Keeping dinner under $20 is no small feat, but it is entirely possible at Red and Black Cafe.
Diners should remember to bring dollars to dinner — Red and Black Cafe does not accept credit cards.
Find your sweet (or savory) spot at Red and Black Cafe, where you can opt for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
If you need a midday pick-me-up, you can count on the coffee from Red and Black Cafe to do the trick.
Enjoy blissful bites at Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery, one of the city's premier bakeries.
Your group can sit comfortably at Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery, a local restaurant.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery in jeans and a hoodie.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery offers catering.
The parking lot near Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery will have you in and out in a jiffy.
Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery offers safe bike parking outside.
Prices are rock bottom at Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery, so load up on snacks and treats.
Major credit cards are accepted as a form of payment, so patrons are advised to charge responsibly.
So when you're craving sugar, head to Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery for a tasty treat.
If you have a hankering for fresh cookies, cakes, and more, check out Taste of Italy. This bakery receives rave reviews, so your sweet tooth will surely be satisfied.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Taste of Italy also offers catering.
Restaurant customers can take advantage of the nearby parking options.
Taste of Italy offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
Simply, Taste of Italy is the master of bakeries in town, and you'll never go wrong looking for a sweet from them.
If you can't get enough bread, cake, pastry, or pie, remember that Taste of Italy is the perfect place to satisfy that sweet tooth.
Simple, crisp, with a bit of pucker. From FroyoWorld's original award-winning tart recipe, its menu has expanded to over 100 inventive flavors. Sorbets like blood orange and kiwi strawberry as well as nonfat offerings like caramel brûlée, moon pie, and butter pecan are all packed with healthful probiotics, and many with no sugar added. Flavors selected, guests are then encouraged to customize their frozen self-serve treats from the well-stocked toppings bar. Fresh fruits, nuts, and candy pieces are all on offer, as well as more exotic treats like mochi bits and boba poppers—little tapioca balls filled with fruit juice that pop in your mouth.
For a flaky croissant or old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie, Mazzotta's Bakery and Catering in Middletown's Middletown neighborhood is the best bakery around.
The bakery also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Mazzotta's Bakery and Catering to your next party or event.
The restaurant is within walking distance to a number of parking options.
Who says that dining out has to take a bite out of your bank account? At Mazzotta's Bakery and Catering, diners can find fairly-priced food that will keep them coming back for more.
Simply, Mazzotta's Bakery and Catering is the master of bakeries in town, and you'll never go wrong looking for a sweet from them.