The downtown section of Hartford, Connecticut is a bustling center of business activity during weekdays and home to a number of entertainment attractions at night. Some of the busiest establishments in downtown Hartford, Ct are the many coffee shops that are located throughout the downtown area. With two Starbucks outlets, multiple Dunkin’ Donuts locations and several independent businesses, there is no shortage of coffee shops in the area. Presented here, is a guide to the best coffeeshops in downtown Hartford, Connecticut.
Cappuccino’s and More..424 Main St, Hartford, Ct..(860)244-3335
The newest coffee shop in downtown Hartford, Ct, this business is located at the southern end of the downtown area, near Hartford City Hall and the Federal Building. With a modern and attractive, dark- glass exterior and a clean, efficient interior, Cappuccino’s and More is a very inviting place at which to relax with a favorite snack or beverage. They offer a wide selection of specialty coffees, lattes, cappuccino’s, teas and fruit drinks. Very good sandwiches, wraps and salads are always fresh and pleasingly- presented here. Additionally, some of the highest- quality and most delectable dessert items to be found downtown, are regularly featured here, at reasonable prices. Exquisite muffins, pastries, cakes, scones and cheesecakes at this coffee shop are favorite snack items for many downtown workers. Among the specialties here, are a variety of quesadillas, which are delicious and cooked- to- order. This coffee shop is highly recommended.
Dunkin’ Donuts..250 Trumbull St, Hartford, Ct..(860)524-9723
This franchise location of the well- known coffee shop chain, is a busy place, all day long. Many downtown office workers visit this coffeeshop almost every weekday, before and after work and also during breaks. The coffee served at Dunkin’ Donuts is legendary, as are their incredible donuts. Available in a host of flavors and styles, the donuts served here are light, fluffy and addictive. Great muffins, bagels, breakfast sandwiches and specialty items are also offered. Hot and cold coffees and teas and several very good fruit drinks are also featured here.
Dunkin’ Donuts..942 Main St, Hartford, Ct..(860)525-4276
This Dunkin’ Donuts outlet is located near the northern end of the downtown area, next to Capital Community College. As with the Trumbull Street franchise, a standard menu of Dunkin’ Donuts favorites are offered here.
Dunkin’ Donuts..23 Asylum St, Hartford, Ct..(860)525-4533
Although this Dunkin’ Donuts franchise location offers all of their standard menu items, this store in particular features menu items that no other Dunkin’ Donuts locations’ in the Hartford, Ct area feature. As part of a test- marketing campaign, this coffeeshop is one of several East Coast locations to offer pizza, hotdogs and flatbread sandwiches. Fast, courteous service and always- fresh food and beverages are the standard here.
Jo Jo’s Coffee Roasting Company..22 Pratt St, Hartford, Ct..(860)524-1488
Located at the corner of Pratt and Main Streets, across from Capital Community College, this hip and modern coffeeshop roasts their own beans daily. Since early 2005, Jo Jo’s has been offering a wide assortment of lattes, cappuccinos and a host of coffees from around the world. Additionally, a large selection of teas, including many imported from China, iced coffees, iced teas, smoothies and blended drinks are featured here. Freshly- baked muffins, brownies, cookies, biscuits, scones and banana breads are regularly available at this coffee shop in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. This coffee shop also serves very good lunches, including items such as sandwiches, shrimp cakes, quiche and salads. Jo Jo’s also serves special Atlanta Bread Company salads and sandwiches.
Jo Jo’s is also a Wi- Fi hotspot and offers free service.
Starbucks..185 Asylum St, (Cityplace), Hartford, Ct..(860)527-1225
This bustling location of the International coffee shop chain has a cosmopolitan, yet laid- back atmosphere. A steady- stream of customers are always quickly and efficiently served here, due to the expertise of the friendly, hard- working staff members.Some of the most popular menu items at this coffeeshop are; Caffe’ Misto, Caffe Latte, Cafe’ Au Lait, Caffe’ Mocha, Caffe’ Americano and Gingerbread Latte. Other favorite items here are; cappuccino,Vanilla Latte, Caramel Macchiato, Decaf Coffee of the week and Cinnamon Dolce Latte. Several high- quality teas, ciders and icy- cold Frappacino’s(R) are also available. Delicious muffins, scones, loaf- cakes, coffeecakes, croissants, bagels, danish, cookies and brownies are other tasty items regularly served here.
Starbucks.. Marriott- Hartford Hotel, 200 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, Ct..(860)249-8000
Located in the lobby of the spectacular Marriott- Hartford Hotel, next- door to the Connecticut Convention Center, this coffee shop does a brisk business in supplying top- quality beverages and snacks to Hartford, Ct area residents, as well as to the many regular guests of the Marriott Hotel and throngs of visitors to the adjacent Convention Center. Although this coffeeshop does not feature as extensive a menu as the Cityplace location, they nonetheless strive to provide the freshest products and best service possible at all times.