Zest Fresh Pastry
Zest Fresh Pastry is an artisan bakery in Stonington’s beautiful Velvet Mill. The bakery is a dream come true for Erin and Gabriella, two professionally trained pastry chefs who have collaborated to bring their experience and education to one place. In the summer of 2012, they began selling their pastries at a few local farmer’s markets and were so well received that they opened their own bakery at the beginning of 2013 in the mill. Inspired by all the other artists, artisans, and small businesses who have called the mill home, Erin and Gabriella experiment a lot and offer an ever-changing menu. You can expect to find an array of baked goods on a daily basis from savory pastry to sweet desserts; American classics to European delights. Zest can also be found at a number of farmer’s markets and at other coffee shops and restaurants throughout the region. It’s hard to pick a couple of things to recommend – you won’t be disappointed with ANYTHING from Zest! So delicious!
Mystic Depot Roasters
Looking for a great cup of freshly roasted coffee, a great atmosphere, and fantastic food? Look no further than Mystic Depot Roasters, located at the Mystic Train Station. The beautiful train station, built in 1905, has been transformed into a great little cafe, perfect for a bite to eat or a cup of coffee.
Enjoy specialty craft coffees, nostalgic snacks, gifts, and an incredible sandwich counter. Whether you’re waiting for your train to arrive or just want to relax, Mystic Depot Roasters is a great place to visit.
Looking for the freshest coffee in Stonington? Head to Social, where staff wake up at 3:30 a.m. to roast fair trade coffee beans. Aside from amazing coffee and tea drinks, Social also has amazing pastries and baked goods. Gluten-free options are available as well!
Indulge Coffee and Sandwich Co.
Indulge owner, Geri Moran, was a single mother with a vision and out of that vision, Indulge Coffee Company was created. One of the Borough’s best-kept secrets, Indulge is now a favorite amongst locals. A place where you could go for a casual cup of coffee or sandwich and interact with friends and visitors or quietly read. With delicious drinks for coffee and tea drinkers alike, Indulge is the perfect spot to grab a drink and a delicious toasted sandwich.