We are Chef Bob and his wife, Marie and Café Xpresso is our dream coffee shop and restaurant that, we are proud to say, shows off our lifetime ‘foodie’ passion for seriously good coffee and eats.
Café Xpresso started as an idea to create a place where we could serve up fresh, delicious, wholesome food in a casual, comfortable setting. It quickly became a place we could feel good about eating in and a place we were proud to share with our friends and neighbors.
Since our opening in 2015, we here at Café Xpresso have been driven by our belief that “Quality Counts.” From the items we offer, to the ingredients we use, to the caliber of our staff, our commitment to this driving value remains stronger than ever.
We continue to seek new products and methods that allow us to maintain the highest quality, freshest and most appealing menu offerings in Newtown, CT. We continue to work to promote our belief in Clean Food; that is, food that is minimally processed, free of additives and preservatives, sustainable and as local as possible.
In preparation of opening Café Xpresso, the couple traveled the eastern seaboard to sample cafés and eateries, investigating elements to incorporate into their own cafe. “We did a lot of research before we opened,” Bob says. “We took the best of it and put it together,” Marie says. “We didn’t want to serve anything we wouldn’t eat, and the kitchen ended up being bigger than we thought it would be.”
In that kitchen, each pastry and cookie are baked from small-batch recipes, and they serve coffee that is roasted especially for Café Xpresso. It didn’t take long for Café Xpresso to establish itself in town, and the intimately small dining area quickly began to bustle with a loyal following.
This attention to detail and a commitment to customer service quickly paid dividends: Café Xpresso was voted as the “Best Coffee Shop” by Connecticut Magazine’s 40th Best Restaurants Readers’ Choice awards for 2019 in both Statewide and Fairfield County categories.
Are you hungry or thirsty? Looking for a place to treat yourself and reduce stress? Then Café Xpresso should fit the bill.
We are an independently and veteran owned coffee shop and restaurant located on Route 25 in Newtown, Connecticut. We are open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch or an early dinner.
Come on in. We love to talk to guests – especially about good food!
Why We’re the Hit Spot for Serious Foodies
We are not a coffee-chain kind of shop where the coffee is stale and the food is either pre-packaged or frozen and then microwaved. That is not our thing.
If we won’t drink it, or eat it, we don’t serve it. It’s really that simple.
What we do serve up is a variety of fresh-roasted, slow-brewed coffees, premium whole-leaf teas, homemade baked goods, made-to-order sandwiches, and fresh salads, soups, and sinfully delicious desserts.
Our beans are roasted weekly in small batches and we make our coffees in top-of-the-line brewers to ensure consistent brewing for a perfect cup of coffee.
You can absolutely taste the difference.
You can also taste the difference in our fresh, whole-leaf teas. We offer a variety of hot and iced teas prepared from artisan tea blends of fresh whole leaves, fruits, herbs and blossoms.
Fresh-Baked Treats for Breakfast
Our daily breakfasts include a selection of fresh scones, muffins, granola bars, eggs, frittata, pastries, and whatever else our Kitchen may cook up. Our bagels are authentic New York City bagels that are kettle-boiled, which gives the dough a unique, chewy texture that’s out of this world. Our bagels are delivered fresh daily from New York City.
We take great pride in our in-house creations and understand the importance of creating extraordinary food items that will truly compliment your coffee experience. Come on in and try us.
Fresh Eats for Lunch or an Early Dinner
We only serve fresh foods and beverages at Café Xpresso and we support local growers and dairies. We will never rush or compromise good taste, which is why our meats are slow-roasted and our savory soups and sauces are slow-cooked right in our Café kitchen.
Salads are made from farm-fresh veggies complimented with homemade dressings made from scratch. And our sandwiches are made-to-order, prepared on fresh-baked artisan breads.
Our Catering Services
Whatever the event, from breakfast to a full-course dinner, we’ve got it covered.
We welcome special requests and enjoy creating personalized menus for our customers made from the same fresh foods and beverages our patrons enjoy at Café Xpresso.
The Buzz from Our Patrons (source: Café Xpresso Facebook Page)
“Fantastic!!! Recently discovered this charming café. Staff is so friendly. They go above and beyond expectations. Food is delicious. So addicted to the macaroons. The coconut macaroon cookie will change your life. The chicken salad is wonderfully delicious. Menu has a great and creative variety of items. Wonderful staff. The high quality of food and beverages has made me a loyal customer. Outstanding café.” – Kim S.
“If I don’t come in weekly for my Tom Turkey Sandwich, I go through withdrawal. The people who work here are as friendly as can be and take pride in their food and their restaurant. I’m happy to see more locals are learning about Café Xpresso and are stopping in. “– Mary S.
“Ventured west to Cafe Xpresso in Newtown, CT and ordered the Waldorf sandwich on the preservative-free semolina bread. Delicious!” – Laura F.
Who Are We
We are Chef Bob and his wife, Marie. Café Xpresso is our dream coffee shop and restaurant that, we are proud to say, shows off our lifetime ‘foodie’ passion for seriously good coffee and eats. Come on in. We love to talk to guests – especially about good food!
So whether you’re after an awesome cup of brewed coffee, an Italian-style cappuccino or something whipped in the blender, Café Xpresso is the ultimate for your coffee fix.
We are located at 150 South Main Street (Route 25) in Newtown, Connecticut and we’re open seven days a week.
Since Café Xpresso opened in 2015, we have been driven by our belief that Quality Counts. From the items we offer, to the ingredients we use in cooking & baking, to the caliber of our staff, our commitment to this driving value remains stronger than ever.
We continue to seek new products and methods that allow us to maintain the highest quality, freshest and most appealing menu offerings in Newtown, CT. We continue to promote our belief in Clean Food; that is, food that is minimally processed, free of additives and preservatives, sustainable and as local as possible.
Our recipes have been developed and collected from friends, family, culinary professionals we look up to and those we have worked with over the years. This is the food your Mom and Grandmother would have served to family and friends.
Did you know that we:
- Use Farm-fresh eggs in our Breakfast sandwiches & baking
- Use locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible
- Use Arethusa Farm Dairy Milks, from Litchfield, in our coffee & tea drinks
- Offer 1883 Syrups made from pure cane sugar for our coffee & tea hand-crafted drinks
- Roast our own beef & turkey for sandwiches
- Bake our Pastry Case offerings in house daily
- Have our coffees roasted, right here in CT, weekly for us
- Make our Soups from scratch daily
We continue to source items which are trans-fat free, high fructose corn syrup free and preservative free. We continue to seek new products and work with manufacturers to replace these compounds in their products. We want you to know that we do this for one reason, we care about what you eat, and we want to be the place for your healthy and satisfying dining pleasure.