Today I bring you another local coffee place that serves up coffee and so much more deliciousness! Hartford Baking Co. was another Yelp fueled discovery that I found in West Hartford, CT. They have two locations though I like to visit their New Park Ave shop because the parking is easier than the other location on Farmington Ave.
Walking in I was immediately tempted by their baked good case!
They also sell bread loaves, rolls, fresh made sandwiches and DO YOU SEE THOSE GIANT PRETZELS?!
My favorite thing they make (that I’ve tried so far) is the banana chocolate chip muffin.
One thing I really like about HBC is that they don’t do the typical pumpkin spice for fall- instead they offer a delicious autumn spice latte which I tried on my first visit.
HBC has a good amount of tables so I can usually find a seat if I want to sit and work on my blog while I sip.
I’ve been to Hartford Baking Co. a couple times now. It’s definitely in my coffee shop rotation. They’re open daily 7:30a-3:00p (at both locations, I believe!) Let me know what you think if you’ve checked them out!
It seems like I need to give my coffee addiction more love on the blog so today I present another coffee shop adventure! When I’m looking for a new place to try my go-to search technique is usually Yelp which is how I found Story and Soil Coffee in Hartford, CT. This is right down the street from 84’s Capital Ave exit so it’s easy to get to if you’re in the area!
Right across the street from the Capital Lofts, Story and Soil has a small but quaint storefront.
Admittedly seating inside struck me as limited- maybe ten or twelve seats? It seemed like the place where it was ok to take any open seat (give that there was one large table and window seating) so I took an stool at the window next to couple. There were picnic tables out front if the weather is fair. Going with the trusty recommendations of Yelp I ordered the Spanish Latte.
I appreciated the touch that they served it with water for me to sip as well. The latte was great- a nice cinnamon flavor!
The decor in Story and Soil is friendly and chic. Someone told me they purchase the flowers from a local farm!
Out of all the coffee places I’ve visited with plans to write about, Story and Soil is the only I’ve only been to once but I need to change that. They recently came out with their fall flavors so I have to get back for another cup!
Now that I’ve started to cover my love of wine it’s time to talk about my first love- coffee. As a nurse I work 12 hour shifts so I need A LOT of coffee to get me through the day. I wish I could say I was a dutiful home brewer but I love to spend my weekly allowance at the coffee shop (or the hospital cafeteria!)
I first heard of Rebel Dog Coffee Co. when I saw their giant billboard across from my dog groomer- targeted marketing perhaps? Fortunately Rebel Dog’s food and coffee selection is so great that it appeals to the dog people and non-dog people alike! Rebel Dog Coffee Co. can be found on route 10 with easy on and off access from I-84 and route 72.
Aside from the standard menu options, one of the coolest things about Rebel Dog is that they sell cold brew coffee on tap and by growler. Growler coffee or tea is recommended for consumption within 7-10 days from purchase.
Rebel Dog Coffee Co. has a great seating area too with multiple tables, bar style seating along the window and comfy chairs. It’s always so popular in here that I’ve never been able to take a people-less picture to share. I love to sit in here and enjoy my coffee when I have time.
Wifi is free, of course, so I can work on my blog while I sip! As mentioned Rebel Dog appeals to the dog lovers too with an outdoor patio where I’ve seen many people sit with their dogs.
Rebel Dog is currently still serving their summer flavors. My personal favorite is the toasted marshmallow! Try it while you still can as the barista reports fall flavors are coming soon. They say they anticipate pumpkin spice with a couple more surprises up their sleeves!
Have you been to Rebel Dog Coffee Co.? Or, do you have a favorite coffee place near you?