Longtime Westport favorite, Doc's Cafe, will close this Saturday as the building is being torn down for development. But fear not, before they close the doors Docs will be throwing a party to say "thank you" all of their loyal customers on Saturday November 19th between 3-6 p.m. Complimentary coffee, espresso drinks, beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres and sweets will be served. Plus...read on for info on a possible move.
Native Texan and longtime Westport resident Yvonne Dougherty opened Doc’s Café in September 2000, and her eclectic, family-friendly coffee shop has been a fixture in the town’s Saugatuck neighborhood ever since. Yvonne fell in love with the coffee business in the mid-nineties while serving as an entry-level barista at Juba’s, a small café housed in the former Peter’s Bridge Market space. Over the past decade, Doc’s Café, buoyed by a loyal following of commuters and lunch patrons, has served tens of thousands of expertly crafted cappuccinos, lattes and cups of their signature French roast blend, Sledgehammer.
The current Doc’s Cafe location will shutter its doors on November 19, as the space is being torn down to allow for the construction of a new multi-use development. Although everyone associated with Doc’s is disappointed to leave our longtime home at 570 Riverside Avenue, Yvonne is eyeing rental spaces in the area and plans to open a new location in the Spring of 2012. In the interim, Doc’s will continue to sell signature coffee blends including Doc’s Texas Slammer, Sledgehammer, Breakfast Blend, Saugatuck Blend, Columbia Supremo, Decaf Doc’s Blend, Decaf Estate, and caffeinated and decaf blends of Graham Cracker and Sinful Delight through our new website, DocsCafeCT.com.