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Bartlett House

Ghent, NY

"Although I don’t go out for breakfast or coffee unless I have guests, I love going to the Bartlett House in Ghent for a twice-baked pistachio croissant to go (amazing!) and while there, I pick up a baguette for lunch. My guests love going here for breakfast on the porch."


From the shortlist of David Mann

Notes from the website:
Like a monument frozen in time, Bartlett House stands alone on an acre of land on iconic route 66. Once surrounded by a cluster of buildings, it was a flourishing hotel from 1870 to the mid-1900s, serving as the social center of the then industrial town of Ghent, New York. If its walls could talk, they would tell tales of rowdy caucuses and lively parties. Abuzz with the hum of a state-of-the-art kitchen and bakery, Bartlett House cafe offers the most approachable, freshest fare around, from scrumptious soups, salads and sandwiches to mouthwatering skillet chicken and roasts. The air is filled with irresistible aromas of the world’s best baking traditions, including exquisite breads, flaky croissants, and reimagined muffins. Complementing these tasty eats is exceptional coffee sourced from Sightglass, a San Francisco-based company specializing in sustainable harvests, and a carefully curated selection of fine organic teas. Guests can also shop an eclectic collection of housewares and specialty foods.