Where, exactly, is Mystic, New York? Anyway, it sounds like a cool place to grab a cup'a and play a game of chess, and maybe a bite of the Goddess (*ouch! You ***) - if you dare!
Quick Bite | Mystic
Coffee, Tea and a Goddess
By CHRISTOPHER BROOKS
Published: October 8, 2010
[Excerpted] The teapot silhouette on a peach-colored inset just outside Bartleby’s Cafe seems incongruous for a place that prides itself on freshly roasted, hand-ground coffee. Yet Bartleby’s, which opened in 1999, is as much a fine teahouse as it is a coffee shop.
Light meals are also offered at Bartleby’s. Sandwiches (from $3.75 to $9, including a bag of chips) are served on focaccia and rye, and as wraps, and range from classics like grilled cheese and B.L.T. to the Goddess, a feta, tahini and veggie burger wrap.
Bartleby’s yellow and white walls showcase prints and paintings by local artists, with the selection changing monthly. Patrons are further enticed to linger by the fair selection of newspapers scattered among the many two-seat Formica-topped tables, a number of novels in the bookshelves by the windows, and a stack of games (Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Easy Money, mancala, chess) under the creamer and sugar stand. Free Wi-Fi access is also provided.
Bartleby’s Cafe, 46 West Main Street, Mystic; (860) 245-0017 or bartlebysmystic.com. Open Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.