Connecticut, United States Food Guide: 3 Cafe food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Bristol

October 6, 2019 Stefan Strunk

Best Cafe restaurants nearby. Discover the best Cafe food in Bristol. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for Cafe restaurants near you.. Bristol is a suburban city located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Hartford. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 60,477. Bristol is best known as the home of ESPN, whose central studios are in the city. Bristol is also home to Lake Compounce, America's oldest continuously operating theme park. Bristol was known as a clock-making city in the 19th century, and is home to the American Clock & Watch Museum. Bristol's nicknames include the "Bell City", because of a history manufacturing innovative spring-driven doorbells, and the "Mum City", because it was once a leader in chrysanthemum production and still holds an annual Bristol Mum Festival. In 2010, Bristol was ranked 84th on Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live". In 2013, Hartford Magazine ranked Bristol as Greater Hartford's top municipality in the "Best Bang for the Buck" category.
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1. Parkside Cafe

95 Maple St, Bristol, CT 06010-5036 American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 860-584-1841
Overall Ratings

4 based on 97 reviews

Parkside Cafe

Reviewed By CATTSAR

This is right across the street from the American Clock and Watch Museum. We were eager to go the museum so this seemed like a good fit. It turned out to be a very good choice. They close at two and we slipped in a shade before and they were still gracious and welcoming. We both had the Philly Cheese Steak which we enjoyed immensely. Perfectly seasoned beef with cheese onions and peppers served on a fresh grinder roll. Our server, Taylor was pleasant and accommodating. The cafe' is bigger then it looks as there are two rooms decorated with some interesting pieces as well as clocks in keeping with the museum. Perfect choice for lunch before or after the museum.

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2. Latin Cravings

375 N Main St, Bristol, CT 06010-4970 Latin, Cafe, Spanish, South American, Central American +1 860-593-1717
Latin Cravings

Reviewed By imsupafly

I’m craving the rice and chicharrones right now. The beef empanada is stuffed and fried fresh to order. I also enjoyed the rellenos de papa (meat stuffed potato balls) and conoa (sweet plantain filled with beef) with the two types of spicy sauce. The Cubano was the one letdown, not your typical Miami version but with coleslaw instead which ended up a soggy mess. I knew I should have chose the tripleta (good memories of Puerto Rico). The owner was super friendly and offered us free samples of that crispy fatty pork belly deliciousness that health conscious people might frown upon but you just laugh and enjoy life!

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3. Sporty's cafe

2 Judd St # 4, Bristol, CT 06010-4342 American, Cafe +1 860-583-7732
Sporty's cafe

Reviewed By aaronds

The parking is a bit of a mess and the place looks a little shabby (peanut shells on the floor) but the food comes out quickly and can be really good. It is not exactly cuisine, think more like what you might make at home for yourself if you were alone and wanted something quick. Its mostly simple burgers and sandwiches. The small burger has better flavor and texture than the large. The sausage burger is also tasty. The fries aren't hand cut or anything but they are light, hot and perfectly salted althoug. Most nights the bartender is also the cook so quality does vary a little depending the crowd size. It is a fun place to watch some football but it does get crowded. On off nights when the crowd is thin the place can be a little intimidating as it is a hang out for townie regulars but for the most part they are nice and decently friendly.

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