Best Off-Campus Coffee Shops

J. Rene Coffee Roasters

What makes it standout: Custom pour over, french press, or drip coffee in a variety of flavors, holds pride in being a “Third Place”- a location where the home and workplace can come together in unity

Address: 320 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT 06119

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7am to 6pm; Friday: 7am–8pm; Sunday: 7am –3pm



Sarah's Coffee House

What makes it standout: Direct trade with farmers and co-ops sourcing Arabica beans, #coffeeforacause, beans shipped directly to your house

Address: 257 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 7am to 10pm; Sunday: 8am to 5pm


Blue State Coffee

What makes it standout: Donates a percentage of sales to local, non-profit organizations of the customer’s choice, annual trips to Costa Rica to choose beans, locations in Hartford, New Haven, Providence, and Boston 

“Coffee fueled American Independence.

The Founding Fathers planned the Revolution in coffeehouses.

After the Boston Tea Party, drinking coffee became a sign of patriotism.”

Address:  777 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 7am to 8pm; Sunday: 8am to 8pm


Dom's Coffee

What makes it standout: Beans sourced from J. Rene Coffee Roasters and pastries sourced from Harford Baking Company, modern interior ambiance, latte art

Address: 20 W Main St, Avon, CT 06001

Hours: Monday-Friday 7am to 5pm; Saturday: 8am to 5pm; Sunday: 9am to 5pm