Stuck downtown? Cold? Undercaffeinated?
Look no further than JoJo's Coffee and Tea. They have two locations, one in Hartford and one in New Haven. I don't know New Haven well enough to know their coffee situation, but in Hartford, good ANYTHING is hard to come by.
JoJo's roasts their own beans so the coffee is extremely fresh and way delicious. The atmosphere is that of a typical coffeeshop, a few tables, a few couches, a piano (for some reason) and friendly staff. You almost feel like you're in a real city! There is some outdoor seating as well, looking over scenic Pratt Street. If you haven't been there, it is a quaint little block in downtown Hartford, paved in brick. There are a few good bars and restaurants around, and sometimes they play weird music over the street. I'm not really sure who "they" are, or if they still do it, but it was pretty awesome.
Back to JoJo's. They have the banginest coffee in town, as well as the best hot chocolate possibly in the entire world. I can only describe it as heavenly. They also have homemade granola and granola bars, both bangin, and some other various pastries and sandwiches. They close a little on the early side (5pm in the Hartbeat), so get down there! And let us know how the New Haven spot is...
Check them out at:
22 Pratt Street
1177 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT
And seriously... get the hot chocolate.