One of the best parts of going to school in Connecticut is that I have reason to explore more of the state. Connecticut has so much going on, it's close to where I live, and I have just never taken advantage of it's offerings.
I recently met a UConn friend in Westport and we both checked out Terrain Café for the first time. This is a farm to table focused café supported by multiple Connecticut farms. The location also consists of a large store full of plants, cookbooks, garden decorations, and a variety of natural products.
We were obsessed with the vibe. Walking around the store (pictured at the end of this post) was fun with items we have never seen before and it was a great way to chat while waiting for our table (yes, it was packed on a summer Wednesday afternoon.)
I ordered a Masala Spice Latte and the Harvest Bowl: quinoa, seasonal vegetables, crispy chickpeas, spicy kale falafel, and tahini vinaigrette. The hot latte was amazing and the falafel was one of the best I've had.
However, my friend Danya got the Blueberry Oatmilk Latte and Avocado Toast. She wasn't a huge fan of either. The latte, I agree, was too bitter. She said the toast, with sunflower romesco, charred corn, árbol chile salt, micro cilantro, citrus vinaigrette, was too spicy for her liking.
I would go back to Terrain Café and try something different. Because of the unique atmosphere and Flower Pot Bread with strawberry lemonade butter, our lunch was very memorable.