Expanded Film Season!
Click the picture to the right to see the many films that are being shown this season at LaPaloma Coffee House. Also view pdf.
Expanded menu, fresh ground coffee, Espresso, and lattes on Capitol Avenue in Hartford
La Paloma Sabanera, Hartford’s award-winning coffee house and third place, has re-opened under new ownership. The new owner is Virginia Iacobucci, a native and current resident of Hartford. She will retain the unique ambience of La Paloma while expanding the menu to include more breakfast items, paninis, salads, and soups. The emphasis, however, is on coffee. Espresso, lattes, and freshly ground and brewed coffee will be featured. In addition, specialty teas, hot chocolate, and non-alcoholic drinks will be offered.
“As a frequent visitor to La Paloma, I always dreamed of having a coffee house just like this. And now I do,” stated Virginia. Her background includes a 20-year career in social services and the non-profit world. “Now it’s time for a change,” Virginia said regarding her new venture. “I thank the Cotto family for their inspired ambition to make La Paloma the wonderful third place it has become in Hartford. I will continue to offer the finest artisan coffee while also inviting artists of all genres to use La Paloma as a venue for their talents. La Paloma will be a place for positive change in our community.”
La Paloma will be open Monday thru Friday 7am to 6pm and Saturday from 9am to 5pm. The second floor space will serve as a gallery for local artists.
Virginia has the restaurant business in her blood. Her paternal grandparents owned the Village Grove Tavern in the old Front Street neighborhood in the early 1930’s to 1960 when urban renewal forced its demolition. “My grandparents believed in the American Dream and made that dream a reality through a humble tavern in Hartford. Through their restaurant came people from all walks of life who saw the Village Grove as a third place. My dream is to extend that sense of community at La Paloma.”