Good food—no make that great food! We serve quality whole food products with minimal processing, sourced from local farms and vendors when we can. During the growing season, we purchase from local growers for our specials menu. Our soups and chilies are always homemade!

We purchase specialty items from a variety of vendors, including:
Cheesecake Factory
Devon Point Farm, Woodstock, CT – grass-fed beef
Ducktrap River of Maine – smoked salmon
Garden of Eatin’ – corn chips
Ghirardelli Chocolate
Harney & Sons Tea
Hormel – thick-sliced, applewood smoked bacon
Hosmer Mountain Soda, Willimantic, CT
Mighty Leaf Tea
Nodine’s Smoke House, Torrington, CT – meats and cheeses
River’s Edge Sugar House, Ashford, CT – real maple syrup
Shelton’s Turkey
Sweet Street

We also offer a selection of gluten free breads from the following vendors:
Canyon Bakehouse – hamburger buns
Sonoma Brand – wraps
Udi’s Bread

Look for gluten free desserts, too!


Devon Point Farm – Woodstock, CT
Mountain Dairy – Storrs, CT
Rivers Edge Sugar House – Ashford , CT
Hosmer Mountain Soda – Willimantic, CT
Stonewall Apiry – Hanover, CT
Willimantic Food Co-op – Willimantic, CT
Cato Corners – Colchester, CT
Dragons Blood Elixir – Woodstock, CT
Maple Lane Farms – Preston, CT

Horse Listeners Orchard – Ashford, CT
River View Farms – Coventry, CT
Tobacco Road Farm – Lebanon, CT
Beltane Farms – Lebanon, CT
Blue Hill Orchard – Wallingford, CT
Ferrari Farms – South Glastonbury, CT
Rose’s Berry Farm – South Glastonbury, CT
Baggott Family Farms – East Windsor, CT
Cecarelli Farms – Northford, CT


Please note that our prices include tax.

What does that mean?
At Dog Lane Cafe, a $10.00 menu item
is really $9.40 + $.60 tax.
We don’t use pennies, dimes or nickels.

Why? Well, it’s faster and easier, and yet the outcome is the same–we just don’t have to count small change.

Here at Dog Lane Café,
we like to keep things simple–and whole!



Dog Lane Café is the newest sister restaurant to The Vanilla Bean Café in Pomfret and 85 Main in Putnam.


Our restaurants are managed by
Green Valley Hospitality Group


Daily Campus: March 2017
“…the best burger at UConn…the Dog House burger.”

Hartford Courant: March 2016 
Filling A Niche In Storrs

Hartford Courant: February 2013
Dog Lane Cafe: European American Arrives In Storrs

Norwich Bulletin: September 2013
Café Brings Great Formula to Storrs

Dog Lane Cafe on CT Perspective TV