All across the Litchfield Hills region, we have an array of idyllic New England businesses. Karen’s cafe in Winsted is no different. Open the door and welcome back to the Victorian era. The soft yellow paint on the walls along with the hard wood trim, will instantly make you feel at home. With a wide variety of coffee flavors, you’ll have plenty of time to not only unwind, but to also enjoy the artwork that is hung with pride, painted by local artist Joe Kopler. Joe’s artwork is rare to what you will usually find. His three-dimensional art is a see to believe. Artwork that is so vivid, with so much detail, that if you look at it long enough, you will feel as though your actually part of the painting. Karen’s cafe is also in agreat location, right on Main Street in Winsted. You can’t get any better than this. Not only that, but it is also conveniently located next to Northwestern Connecticut Community College, another plus , especially for those college kids looking to have a tasty treat or two while concentrating on their studies.
I’m a frequent visitor to Karen’s as I not only enjoy the atmosphere, but also the hospitality that C.A, the owner, offers. What a charming woman. Willing to listen, and willing to have a conversation. It is that very thing that makes businesses, like Karen’s, so great. The rushed feeling simply does not exist here. Here, it’s all about that small town New England charm, the one I keep preaching about over and over again. In my opinion, it’s that very thing that more businesses need today. We have lost touch with true customer service. It’s not always all about the money, it’s about the customer. It’s about being a good neighbor. It’s about offering the type of hospitality that you would want to be treated with. Karen’s is one of those places that actually get it, and we’re happy to have her here in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills.
By the way, Karen’s is also looking for local comedians for potential comedy nights. Please contact her if your interested at the information listed below:
64 Main St.
Mike Valletta can be reached for comment at: NorthwestCTMike@aol.com