Sweet Spots

The Best Places For Coffee, a Sweet Treat or Both



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Darien

Aux Delices: Debra Ponzek’s foodie mecca has every indulgence from Petit Fours to pecan squares to chocolate chip cookies. 25 Old King's Highway N, (203) 662-1136

Espresso Neat: Coffee snobs go here for java that’s guaranteed to be freshly harvested within 9-12 months, and freshly roasted within 2-3 weeks of harvesting. 20 Grove Street, (203) 202-7215

Good Food, Good Things: Part home store, part catering company, here you can sit in the window seat amidst the beautiful pillows and accessories while enjoying one of Diane Browne’s muffins, pastries, pies, cakes or breads. 865 Post Road, (203) 655-7355

Palmer’s: Holding its own as one of the best bakeries in Fairfield County, this family-run supermarket has been in business for over 90 years. Favorites include the chocolate cream pie and peanut butter cupcakes. 264 Heights Road, (203) 655-2077

Uppercrust Bakery and Café (UCBC): Their croissants, Rainbow and Cinnamon Raisin bagels, muffins and cinnamon rolls are baked fresh every day. 980 Boston Post Road, (203) 655-7566


New Canaan

Connecticut Muffin: Cop a squat on the bench outside for a bite of a blueberry, banana chocolate chip or Morning Glory (carrot cake with walnuts and raisins) muffin. Scone lovers swear by the cranberry orange, currant or chocolate chip ones.108 Main Street, (203) 972-7557

Crumbs: Red Velvet and Cannoli cupcakes are favorites of New Canaanites at this yummy cupcake emporium. 89 Elm Street, (203) 966-6100

Garelick and Herbs: Ample seating in front or back of the store makes this a favorite hangout. Offers a wide selection of baked goods and specialty items including chocolate covered pretzels and giant cookies. 97 Main Street, (203) 972-8200

Le Pain Quotidien: Known for the fishbowl size mugs, their café au lait will get your day going right. 81 Elm Street, (203) 920-4143

Rosie: Rose Nammack’s restaurant has a cult following in New Canaan and beyond. Enjoy delicious Illy coffee, and don’t miss the cranberry scones or the carrot cake with mile high cream cheese frosting. YUM. 27 Elm Street, (203) 966-8998

Zumbach’s Coffee: Locals’ favorite place for self-serve rich, strong java, roasted in-store. Flavored or traditional coffee to suit every taste. 77 Pine Street, (203) 966-2704


Rowayton

Brendan’s 101: Don’t miss Aunt Joan’s cupcakes, muffins and ice cream sandwiches at this 125-year old Rowayton institution. 101 Rowayton Avenue, (203) 853-1050

Flea: This charming, open air shopping stand sells everything from artwork to clothing to light bites, and carries Rowayton native Laura Jayson’s Dough Girl Baking Company’s famous chocolate chip cookies.158 B Rowayton Avenue, (203) 286-6673

Rowayton Market: Relax at this espresso bar while choosing from mammoth-size oatmeal raisin, almond crisp, or double chocolate chunk cookies. Cupcakes can also be customized.157 Rowayton Avenue, (203) 852-0011

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