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Blackberry River Baking Co

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18 E Main St, Canaan, CT 06018-2508
+1 860-824-8275
Sun - Mon 07:30 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 07:30 - 15:30
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Canaan, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Blackberry River Company offers innovative and very tasty fare. For vegetarians there are some excellent salad offerings while meat eaters will find a variety of appetizing lunch entries not available elsewhere locally. Breakfast menu is enticing. Service is friendly.

Thank Kathryn B
Sam L, Owner at Blackberry River Baking Co, responded to this review

Kathryn, Thank you for the kind words! We try to keep something on the menu for everyone (Gluten free, vegetarian/vegan, dairy free, etc). While we carry local greenhouse grown micro greens, and organic greens for our salads year round, we emphasize local veggies from surrounding farms as soon as they become available in the spring for sale specials that are... More 

East Haven, Connecticut
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Greasy sausage patties,no coffee refills offered, French toast undercooked. The second trip here recently and both experiences marginal. Will not return.

Thank uncleforehead
Sam L, Owner at Blackberry River Baking Co, responded to this review

Quavais65, Thanks taking the time to stop in and review us. I have talked to all the servers about refiling coffee promptly, when it is very very busy this is something we can struggle with. If your french toast was undercooked, please let us know! Mistakes happen, but we can't fix what we don't hear about. Pork sausage is fatty,... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Warm, friendly staff with a killer breakfast menu. Try the Eggs Benedict, or sample some of the fresh baked goodies at the front counter. Only place I've ever been where they held my table and topped my coffee while I left and picked up a friend!

Thank Nancy R
Sam L, Owner at Blackberry River Baking Co, responded to this review

Nancy R, Thanks for the kind words! We try very hard to please and are very proud of our staff, they are a pleasure to be around. We hope to see you again soon, and thank you again for taking the time to write such a kind review! Sam More 

Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Honest to God, 11 on a weekday morning and almost deserted. Waitress pours a cup of coffee, brings a cinnamon bun, and then disappears. Not true: she was in plain sight, talking to her colleagues in the kitchen. And talking. And laughing. And talking. My bun was hard as the proverbial rock. I kept waiting for her to return and... More 

Thank Juleschild
Sam L, Owner at Blackberry River Baking Co, responded to this review

Juleschild, Sorry to hear about your cinnamon bun! They are, in fact, made fresh daily (yesterday's buns are pig feed for a few local farmers) and they are made from scratch from our brioche dough, which is firmer on its edges then some other types of dough. If you ever have anything that is unsatisfactory we will replace it, or... More 

New York City, New York
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a homey, unpretentious bakery/cafe that will win you over as you enter and wonderful aromas waft through the air. The brownies and cookies are absolutely delicious, perfectly prepared.

1 Thank Carol F
Sam L, Owner at Blackberry River Baking Co, responded to this review

Hello, So glad you enjoyed our bakery! It is such a treat to hear your positive feedback, and I will certainly share it with the staff. We have two professional pastry chefs (my wife Audrey, Kaitlyn & and their amazing assistant Regina) and it makes their day to hear that there work is appreciated, so thanks again! Sam More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

My husband and I went on a motorcycle ride with a friend today. We decided to go towards the north west area of Connecticut hoping that the weather would be a little cooler in that area in July. We happened to notice a fantastic old car pull into this little restaurant so decided that the people in the car probably... More 

2 Thank mikekathy3
Sam L, Owner at Blackberry River Baking Co, responded to this review

Mike & Kathy, So glad you enjoyed your visit! Our pastry chefs (Audrey & Kaitlyn) & head chef (Johannes) are very passionate about their work, our servers are proud of the food and www are always glad to hear that someone noticed. Makes everyones day actually, so thanks from all of us for that! I may be biased, but I... More 

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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We ate here twice during our short stay. Sandwiches cost about $9-10 and are very delicious! Recommend the bagel with cream cheese and lox. The turkey club was good also.

1 Thank Satoru Y
Sam L, Owner at Blackberry River Baking Co, responded to this review

Satoru Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Our head chef (Johannes) works very hard to prepare food from scratch, and loves to hear that it was appreciated, so i will share this with him. Thanks again! Sam More 

Sebring, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for over ten years. This owner has made some nice changes, but does not have enough staff. Floor was dirty. The food was very good and was really the only reason I stayed. The servers were very nice but not available.

1 Thank captvikki
Sam L, Owner at Blackberry River Baking Co, responded to this review

Hello Vikki, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We strive to have a clean floor at all times, but on busy days it can be hard for the servers to keep up with. I'm glad that you enjoyed the food. As to the speed of service/ food preparation, we will continue to try to get you food as... More 

Winsted, Connecticut
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

My husband and I stopped there for a lunch on Saturday around 12:15 PM. Table was cleaned as we were sitting down. Sat for 5 minutes before a waitress took our order which consisted of coffee and water for a drink, a Cheesburger for my husband and a Beet Goat cheese wrap for me. Mind you it is now about... More 

1 Thank Paula R
Sam L, Owner at Blackberry River Baking Co, responded to this review

Paula, Sorry to hear about the wait. We are a small restaurant, and and when it gets busy (12:15 on a Saturday usually is) sometimes there is a wait. Take another look at our menu online, the burger is clearly priced, as is the additional price for making it a cheese burger. No hidden agenda there. Our half pound all... More 

Kent, Connecticut
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219 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Good place for breakfast and lunch. Nice range of menu selections and baked goods. Could use eggs benedict on the menu. Decent hash/

Thank Howland_Owl
Sam L, Owner at Blackberry River Baking Co, responded to this review

Howland Owl, Glad that you liked our place! One thing, we do serve eggs Benedict, only on weekends though. We serve at least three different types a weekend (like our italian Benedict with prosciutto di Parma, and house made pesto hollandaise) all served own house made english muffins! You really have to try our english muffins next time you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E Main St, Canaan, CT 06018-2508
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Canaan
  • Phone Number: +1 860-824-8275

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?