Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Catching Up Over Coffee - April 29, 2018 at CBBG Dessert Bar in Watertown

My sister and I decided a while back to meet up once a month at a different coffee shop in Connecticut in order to catch up and see the state. This blog series serves as a review of the coffee shops we visit.

April 29, 2018 - My sister and I have been working crazy, opposite schedules this year and I have been sick twice. We haven't been able to see each other since Christmas! But, we were finally able to make plans to get together and after doing some Googling, came across a place that sounds like it was made for us - CBBG Dessert Bar in Watertown, CT.

My sister had to work on this Sunday morning, so we decided to meet at about 2pm at the dessert bar. It is quite difficult to find a coffee shop or bakery that is open past 2pm on Sundays. CBBG is open until 7pm on Sundays!

Fortunately, there is a large parking lot behind the plaza where CBBG is located. I arrived a couple of minutes after my sister and we walked into the shop together. My first reaction as we walked in was that it was a little smaller than I expected. The entire place consisted of a bar made of pennies (as seen in the picture above), one display case, and about five or six tables. There was one other group sitting there when we arrived. 

My sister and I were able to taste a sample of coffee that the gentleman behind the counter had just mixed up. It was based on a fire hot candy and had a little more spice than I normally have, but it was tasty. My sister didn't like the taste, but she loved the pink color. 

After ordering our coffees, we had to pick what we wanted to eat. She chose a brownie that was covered in fudge and topped with an Oreo. I settled on a red velvet cupcake that was filled and topped with cheesecake. 

My favorite part of these coffee dates is being able to catch up with my sister. I was so happy that we were able to take our time and didn't feel rushed while we were sitting there. 

I liked my cupcake, but was a little disappointed with the flavor of the cheesecake filling and the fact that the frosting was buttercream and not cheesecake. My S'mores coffee was quite tasty. My sister enjoyed her brownie and caramel latte. 

CBBG Dessert Bar is located on a main road, at the road side of a plaza that goes back from the street. It was easier to get to for both my sister and for me. If the weather had been just a little warmer, we would have sat outside, but it was drizzling, so we sat by the door inside. 

Overall, I recommend visiting CBBG Dessert Bar if you are in the area or passing through. If you do, be sure to let me know.


This post is one in a series of monthly posts. If you are wondering why I am writing this series, head on over to Catching Up Over Coffee to read the explanation. 

Then, check out the other places we have visited so far: 
Catching Up Over Coffee - February 2016 at Focaccia's Cafe in Shelton
Catching Up Over Coffee - March 2016 at Half Moon and Mr. D's in Wallingford
Catching Up Over Coffee - April 2016 at Cheshire Coffee in Cheshire
Catching Up Over Coffee - December 2016 at Caffe del Mondo in Southington 
Catching Up Over Coffee - January, 2017 at NIX in South Windsor
Catching Up Over Coffee - June, 2017 at Two Wrasslin' Cats in East Haddam
Catching Up Over Coffee - October, 2017 at J Rene in West Hartford