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2457 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3237
203-907-4079
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 3
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  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice for casual lunch

Great for casual lunch. Need to order at counter, helpful staff and prompt service. Menu has assorted soups and salads . Good coffee. Nice small space with limited tables. Yummy bake shop, in or out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
MarianCt
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New Haven, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I enjoy coming here for a lunch with friends. The food is always good so you can't go wrong with anything. I love their french onion soup with a sandwich. Their desserts are good and if you're looking for a rich hot drink (especially during winter) try their hot chocolate. Its so good!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great for casual lunch. Need to order at counter, helpful staff and prompt service. Menu has assorted soups and salads . Good coffee. Nice small space with limited tables. Yummy bake shop, in or out.

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Cheshire
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I picked up a pastrami Panini for lunch today. When I got home it was still warm and smelled good. But as soon as I bit into it - crunch! The meat was tough like it had been cut out of the wrong part of the pastrami. I bit again but couldn't bite through the sandwich. I opened it up... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is the go-to lunch spot for those living and/or working in the Hamden area. The food is always, fresh, healthy and well-made. The prices are reasonable, and the specials often feature interesting food combinations. This used to be one of Hamden's best kept secrets, but given the daily crowds, obviously the word is out.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

To chop33 Im very sorry that you feel as though Bread & Chocolate has run down since Jaime left. But in all honesty everything has stayed the same, from the decor to the food. Only difference is that we added breakfast, whom was also an idea of his as well. As far as there not being any bread when you... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Started out as "Bread & Chocolate" then morphed itself into a lunch joint with lousy décor. Owner/Husband ran it well then left it to the Wife and daughter..Misery loves company. Always out of the Baguette and short panini bread then it dawned on me that unless you buy lunch it's "No bread for you" Never again and will spread the... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

OK - I love tripadvisor and I've begun to trust it in my choices. Don't Know this town - so we went here - based on the advice in TA. Place on a beautiful day (72) was hot (85+). There is no decor, there were limited selections... it is a tiny small town bakery. The reviews made it sound like... More 

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A very well rounded menu. Everything was very fresh and the service was fabulous. Would go back there again

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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
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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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Additional Information about Bread and Chocolate

Address: 2457 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3237
Phone Number: 203-907-4079
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • Address: 2457 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: 203-907-4079
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?