Coffees Country Market
169 Boston Post Road
Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371
Favorite Feature: Old-fashioned bottled sodas
If you’re looking for a delicious sandwich made with fresh, high quality ingredients, and you want to get some grocery shopping done at the same time, then Coffees Country Market in Old Lyme is your place. Connected to a hardware store, this convenience store/market/deli/caterer/bakery offers everything from locally made cheeses to prepared dinners.
We stopped at Coffees for lunch and were happy to see there were 3 tables and a bar with stools available for seating. The seating area is not large and each table only had 2 chairs, so I would suggest taking your food to go unless you have a small family with children who are old enough to sit in regular chairs (they do not have high chairs). My husband, who I would consider a sandwich aficionado, ordered the pork sandwich and said it was easily one of the best sandwiches he’s had in SE CT. I would agree with this statement in regards to sandwich wraps. My marinated veggie wrap was out of this world. I can appreciate the fact that they stuff their wraps as close as they can to the breaking point. Mine was filled with portabello mushrooms, asparagus, squash, onions, and some other stuff I can’t identify because it disappeared too quickly into my mouth. Just look at the pictures of it below. It looks awesome and it tastes awesome. We also ordered a side of the prepared green beans with feta, red onion, and yellow peppers. Again, it was delicious. My daughter was very happy with her ham sandwich on a large roll. She also picked out a bag of Deep River salt and pepper potato chips, which I didn’t realize are made locally in Old Lyme. Hooray for supporting local businesses! Especially the ones that make yummy food. For drinks, my husband had coffee from the help-yourself coffee station, my daughter had a juice box of organic lemonade, and I had a bottle of the pomegranate blueberry Mash (although I was tempted to go for one of the interesting old-fashioned sodas they had in the back fridge).
After scarfing down our food, we checked out the market and admired the produce, prepared foods, and bakery. We didn’t get a chance to eat any of the baked goods, but I was very tempted to get one of the huge cookies or peanut butter brownies. I have a feeling that I would not have been disappointed. They also have a great breakfast sandwich menu which I’m hoping to try out the next time we’re here.
The market has additional tables and seating outside, although I wouldn’t suggest eating out there until springtime. There is a restroom is located inside the market. If you’re going to be in Old Lyme or just driving through, make an excuse to stop here on your way to your final destination. You won’t regret it.