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Coffee in Stamford, CT

whitemist Feb 20, 2008 05:45 PM

Where is any decent coffee in Stamford, CT?

  1. d
    dinerfan Mar 6, 2008 07:39 AM

    I am dumbfounded that there isn't any place to sit and sip in the city without feeling rushed or prodded for table space.

    I guess it's the rent dilemma, and the pace of the city.

    It seems that there is so little public space to interact in, at least compared to Denver, where I've been living for the past 25 years.

    I agree that Arcadia is a good place, and the bookstore next door is very nice and very un -Barnsian. I do enjoy supporting them when I can, and think it's woth the added inconvenience and occasional added freight to support locals over Starbucks and Barnes & Noble.

    1. l
      lisette Feb 27, 2008 06:54 AM

      If you want to go just a bit further, there is a really cute locally owned coffee place in Old Greenwich called Arcadia. It's on Arcadia road (next to Just Books). Good coffee, sandwiches, muffins, sweets, etc.

      1. c
        cteats Feb 21, 2008 03:30 AM

        Assume you are looking for a cup, not beans. If so, Margot's on High Ridge makes a very good drip coffee, good espresso drinks and a great hot chocolate as well.

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        1. re: cteats
          whitemist Feb 21, 2008 04:49 AM

          Thank you, I have been lost since the Coffee Beanery Closed, I have tried Sundance and mostly their coffee is good, but sometimes not consistant. I have not tried Margot's, but have heard of it and will try it pronto.

          1. re: whitemist
            Zobot Feb 21, 2008 05:06 AM

            Yes, I agree on the consistency. It is a problem for Sundance Cafe in a lot of areas of their business.

          2. re: cteats
            Stamford Talk Feb 26, 2008 04:52 AM

            I'll second Margot's and add a "Capriccio has decent cappuccino in a great location."

            Are we too embarassed that we like Starbucks' lattes?

            1. re: Stamford Talk
              Zobot Feb 26, 2008 06:00 PM

              I do drink Starbucks, but I have to say if I'm buying a chain coffee at the Town Center Mall, Cosi is where it's at...

              1. re: Stamford Talk
                EmileJ Feb 26, 2008 06:09 PM

                Never liked Starbucks - the coffee tree got me first, then the coffee beanery, and a little place that was only there awhile near the corner of Washington blvd. & Tresser. Thats where I learned that Lazza drip was great for home. However none of this compares to the stuff Columbia won't export. I was given some with the label not for export clearly visible from a Columbianm Friend of mine and oh the coffee...cannot get that anywhere else.

                1. re: EmileJ
                  EmileJ Mar 4, 2008 06:14 PM

                  Margot's - very nice just when there the other day and Capriccio is still a great nice weather spot for coffee and desert

            2. Zobot Feb 20, 2008 07:32 PM

              Though I've soured on the consistency of their lunch offerings, I think the Sundance Cafe in the Landmark Center (entrance is on Broad St near Atlantic St) makes excellent coffee.

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