Discover a classic European café nestled amidst the strip malls of Norwalk’s commercial corridor offering a taste of Hungary. At the end of the cozy strip mall, you’ll find Cafe Dolce, a charming spot that promises a slice of European ambiance right here in Norwalk. They serve aromatic coffees—think cappuccinos, macchiatos, espressos, and cortados—that you can relish in the comfort of their rustic metal chairs or take on the go. If tea’s your thing, they’ve got a lovely selection, including the ever-popular matcha. On warm days, why not cool down with their iced beverages, smoothies, and lemonades? The elderflower lemonade is particularly refreshing and unique.
Thanks to Norwalk’s vibrant Hungarian community, Cafe Dolce buzzes with a delightful blend of English and Hungarian chatter. It’s almost like being transported to a quaint European cafe, complete with the charm of handcrafted wooden tables, lovingly made by the cafe’s founders, Norbert Dudas and Zoltan Bona. These two friends from Hungary embarked on this journey to share their love for authentic and delightful baked goodies. The cafe’s interiors beautifully showcase rough-hewn wood and brick walls alongside a mesmerizing black-and-white photo of Budapest’s iconic St. Stephen’s Basilica, named for the first king of Hungary. At its core, Cafe Dolce is all about celebrating craftsmanship and quality. Don’t forget to check out Norbert’s signature coffee blend, available to take home by the pound.
Their outdoor terrace, while being a cleverly transformed section of the parking lot, effortlessly extends the cozy cafe vibe, even with the bustling Route 7 in view.
Do drop by before 3 pm any day except Monday to explore their menu further. They offer a variety of delightful options, from panini sandwiches and fresh salads to omelets and daily specials. Don’t miss out on their homemade pasta dishes—the mushroom ravioli in a sun-dried tomato crème sauce is a Hungarian treat, while the Pasta Genovese with homemade tagliatelle in a walnut pesto transports you to the heart of European mountain regions.
📍 Address: 345 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851
📞 Phone: 203-295-8468
Pop in and let the flavors and ambiance of Cafe Dolce whisk you away to Europe!