Food & Drink

Best Bakeries In Connecticut

February 7, 2011 1:52 PM

When you think of Connecticut baked goods may not immediately come to mind. However, Connecticut has some of the best bakeries. Don’t try just one … try them all! — Stephanie Geary 

Modern Pastry Shop

422 Franklin Ave.
Hartford, CT 06114
(860) 296-3647

Modern Pastry is one of the best bakeries in Hartford. The bakery offers 30 different Italian and French pastries including rum cake, cannolis, tiramisu and the vanilla pyramid. Their Italian cookies include the classic Amaretti Ricci and s-cookies. Modern Pastry also makes custom cakes, including wedding cakes. They offer a number of wedding cake designs and were voted The Knot Best of Wedding picks for 2008/2009. If that wasn’t enough, inside the bakery is also a coffee bar. Modern Pastry also has an online store and offers wholesale quantities.

Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery and Pastry Shop

329 Franklin Ave.
Hartford, CT 06114
(860) 296-0426

Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery and Pastry Shop was started in 1973. Originally, the bakery was simply a pastry shop run by Gino Mozzicato and his wife, Gisella. In 1975, the couple bought the neighboring bakery – DePasquale Bakery – and merged the two businesses. What makes Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery and Pastry Shop one of the best bakeries in Hartford is its authentic Italian cookies, cakes and pastries. In addition to the traditional baked goods, Mozzicato also has a coffee/liquor bar known as “The Caffe.” The Caffe offers espresso, café latte, gelato and more. The bakery and pastry shop also designs custom wedding cakes. They have been routinely voted the Best Bakery in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine and The Hartford Advocate. Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery and Pastry Shop is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Roma Bakery and Pastry Shop

416 New Britain Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 527-3809

Roma Bakery and Pastry Shop is one of the best bakeries in Hartford, thanks to their friendly service and delicious cookies and cakes. Roma Bakery and Pastry Shop offers items like rum cake, fruit cake, tiramisu, as well as an assortment of cookies. What they are probably best known for, however, is their bread. Bread is baked fresh daily. Roma Bakery also designs wedding cakes. In addition to pastries and cakes, Roma Bakery also offers lunch items like pizza, subs and spinach pie.

A Little Something Bakery

335 Park Road
West Hartford, CT 06119
(860) 586-8711

What makes A Little Something Bakery one of the best bakeries in Hartford is that everything is made from scratch. A Little Something Bakery offers cakes, cookies, muffins, scones, cookies and more. A Little Something also offers specialty cakes like coconut, red velvet and chocolate mousse. Orders must be placed 72 hours in advance. Wedding cakes are also available by special order. A Little Something is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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