Family-Owned CT Eatery Shuts Doors For Good: 'We Are Passing Torch'

Although a family-owned cafe in Connecticut has shut its doors for good, longtime customers may find comfort in knowing that its replacement will offer a similar experience. 

Rosa's Cafe and Bakery, located in East Hartford on Burnside Avenue, has closed.
Rosa's Cafe and Bakery, located in East Hartford on Burnside Avenue, has closed. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

Rosa's Cafe and Bakery, located in Hartford County at 649 Burnside Ave. in East Hartford, closed its doors for the last time on Friday, Sept. 1, the owners announced on social media. 

Although they did not give a reason for the closure, the owners said the decision was "not easy" and came with "great sadness." 

However, the owners also offered some consolation, saying that the location would soon be taken over by new owners who will be "continuing to offer products that are similar to what you have enjoyed from us." 

"We are passing the torch," the owners wrote, continuing, "While the name will change, the new owners are dedicated to delivering exceptional products and maintaining the relationships we have built over the years." 

The cafe and bakery had been known for serving sandwiches, donuts, cakes, home fries, and other baked goods and delicious meals. 

In their closing announcement, the owners thanked all who had visited over the years. 

"It has been an honor to serve you and we are grateful for the memories we have created together," they said. 

Several former customers reacted to the news in the comment section of the closing announcement. 

"So sad to hear this," wrote Dawn G., who continued, "My family loves your donuts, cakes, home fries, and breakfast sandwiches." 

"I hope you'll be moving on to a new chapter and wish you nothing but happiness. Just as you have brought to us with your amazing food," commented Tina G.  

to follow Daily Voice Bridgeport and receive free news updates.