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Bread and Chocolate

2457 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3237
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Ranked #24 of 147 Restaurants in Hamden
Cuisines: Bakery
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
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13 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The offerings were not plentiful. My husband settled on a croissant and I tried an almond croissant. How can these simple items be disasters for a bakery? I am perplexed. Do ducks like croissants? This is the only option for the dense, dry and tough breads we purchased.

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Hamden, Connecticut
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My office is very close to Bread and Chocolate. I can view their menu online, call and order, walk across the street and back in less than 5 minutes. Outstanding soup, salads and sandwiches. And they are a major bread maker for the area, so their breads and pastries are always fresh and delicious.

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New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If a small local restaurant is packed, with a line out the door, you know it will be good. This is a small place, very informal, with, for example, many happy seniors enjoying a light lunch (salads, soups, sandwiches and cakes). Don't expect a high level of sophistication but there's no need to worry about high prices either. Nice people,... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Bread and Chocolate is one of our favorite places to grab a sandwich (on delicious, homemade bread), soup, and/or a pastry. Their croissants are out of this world and so are their scones. The owners are lovely people and this cafe has a very welcoming feel.

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Hamden, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

We live in the neighborhood and spend a lot of time at Bread & Chocolate. We can walk there from our house and my 2 year old loves their scones and I would kill for a cup of their coffee. They are unfailingly kind to us and over time have become a solid part of our lives. We also get... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

Great little spot for lunch food was great a bit overpriced for the amount given but good comfort food and the sweets are so tempting

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Cheshire, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a lovely little cafe, with great paninis and soups. It is a bright and sunny atmosphere, and those Hamden residents in the "know" seem to go here all the time.

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This was my first time at Bread and Chocolate. It is a small restaurant on Whitney Avenue in Hamden, CT. Definetly worth finding. Everything is made on site. The bread is wonderful. Crust is crispy. I had the French Onion Soup and a sandwich on a baguette with tomato, basil and pesto. The portion size is generous. I had to... More

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Bethany, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

The staff is friendly, the food is fresh and delicious with interesting and varying soups, sandwiches and sides and the atmosphere is lively and convivial. Always an enjoyable place for a nice lunch.

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Hamden, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010

If you really like French baking, crusty bread, light rich croissant, scones and others, then Bread and Chocolate is without peer in Hamden, CT. If your planning a trip to one of the ubiquitous Pannera-factories or Dunkin' Don'ts, do your self a favor and try this place first. One reviewer writes about bugs in their salad. I thinks is always... More

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