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Bread and Chocolate

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2457 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3237
+1 203-907-4079
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Westport, CT
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I've been going here for years. The scones are some of the best in CT. The assortment of breads and excellent coffee is also worth the trip. It is a gem of a place really. My only gripe is as long as I've gone here, they are just not that friendly. Mostly young women staffing the counter and they are... More 

Thank justwarren
Cheshire, Connecticut
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We had some time between appointments and stopped at Bread and Chocolate for a mid morning coffee and pastry. We loved the delicious croissants and the double espresso was almost like coffee in Spain! We took home a loaf of their olive oil ciabatta bread and enjoyed it with pasta. Stop here at Bread and Chocolate for breakfast and lunches... More 

Thank djdicenzo
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147 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

A wonderful café-like atmosphere, intimate, smells divine, the most wonderful breads. There are any number of menu choices, and the staff is eager to please. Check it out.

Thank Laura H
Hamden, Connecticut
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

Their French Onion soup with cheese is great. It's my go to when the weather is cold. They make really good muffins as well. Always enjoy their blueberry muffin. Coffee decent and hot chocolate is superb. Breads are excellent. Brownies are OK but nothing special. Bread pudding is very good. Tasty salads and sandwhiches. Basically, nice place to sit, sip,... More 

Thank Charles C
Newington, Connecticut
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Food is excellent, nice selection of items and daily specials. Considering the name Bread and Chocolate you would think there would be lots of chocolate. They do carry some chocolate but not many. Clean and well maintained. Service is quick once order is placed. Cashier not so friendly. She wasn't overly rude but a smile would have went well with... More 

Thank rrobert349
Hamden, Connecticut
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015

Great for Pastries and cakes like to go there when I don't know what to bring to someone house. They have all kinds of cakes, pastries, cupcakes basically any desserts.

Thank dorbillk
new haven
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

Love their salads, fresh and delicious combinations. I think they are a bit pricey but it is a healthful treat. I enjoy their specials but are only offered on week days. Their spinach salad with grilled chicken is quite good.

Thank spet
Branford, Connecticut
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83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing. I had the most delicious panini here. Not only are the sandwiches so fresh and amazing.... But the baked breads and desserts are fantastic too. Love coming here. Wish they were open later!

Thank LD080801
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

Pulled into the parking lot at 11 am and we were standing at the counter a minute later looking at the menu. We were promptly turned away for breakfast that we were really looking forward to. Thought the management could have been more flexible and allow a little more wiggle room than that. Ended up going to a place up... More 

Thank recylemama
New Haven, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

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!

Thank Rosesnow33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2457 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-907-4079

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?