The Café at Franklin Street Works is a destination for coffee, casual lunch, brunch and friendly gatherings.
Tuesday – Friday: 10am-5pmSaturday and Sunday: 9am – 5pm
Phone: (203) 595-558141 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT 06901
(just down the street from UConn – Stamford
The space is available for rental for special events.
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About the Café
The Franklin Street Works Café is an important part of Franklin Street Works vision to create a social space around contemporary art. The café, now celebrating it’s two year anniversary of a new farm-to-table inspired menu created by Chef Erin Emmett of Sweet Pistachio features a vibrant and seasonal menu that highlights locally sourced ingredients and even fresh vegetables and herbs from FSW’s Backyard Garden. The café’s creative menu and friendly staff ensures that the eating experience is as artful as exhibitions themselves.
Franklin Street Works baristas provide visitors with handcrafted espresso drinks in addition to a rotating daily drip coffee and a cold brew iced version, featuring coffee from Irving Farm Coffee Roasters. The café also offers premium wine and regionally brewed craft beer. The Café’s from-scratch menu includes signature sandwiches like the grilled sweet manchego panini with fig jam and sopressata. For a snack or light lunch, toasts will be offered; including smashed avocado toast with lime and chili flakes. Salads include Arugula, kale, and daily Grain Salad as well as a Southwestern cobb with black beans, jack cheese, avocado, bacon, and chipotle lime vinaigrette.
Chef Emmett also brings her sweet side and background as a pastry chef to Franklin Street Works in the form of and her Sweet Pistachio baking company. Daily baked scones, muffins, hand pies, cookies, and her soon-to-be-famous house made granola. Sweet Pistachio’s signature macaroons in such varieties as salted caramel, earl grey, and of course, pistachio are also available. Brunch includes a quiche of the day, brioche bread pudding, roasted vegetable frittata, breakfast wraps and Mimosas.
Partnerships with Farmer’s Cow and Fairgate Farms ensure that all of the ingredients are local and fresh.
Call in your order or order online on squareup.com
Select delivery is available.
Sweet Pistachio Events
As the exclusive, full-service in-house caterer for Franklin Street Works, Sweet Pistachio offers a wide array of seasonally inspired and carefully crafted menus for all events big and small.
While Sweet Pistachio is based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and specializes in bite-sized dessert catering for events, Chef/Owner and Stamford native, Erin Emmett is happy to provide all on-site catering services to the private events at Franklin Street Works! With over 12 years in the restaurant industry, Erin trained and worked in some of the best restaurant, pastry and catering kitchens in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Paris and New York (Michelin starred, Alize, Knipchildt Chocolatier, Vandaag NYC, Chantal Guillon Macarons & Componere Fine Catering to name a few). Being largely influenced by the farm-to-table culture in both San Francisco and Paris, Erin's culinary style is clean, bright and creative with a focus on fresh flavors and a playful presentation. At Franklin Street Works, Erin and the teamwork intimately with each client to create a custom menu which incorporates the finest, locally sourced ingredients to fit your event's unique concept. Whether the vision is a quiet farm-to-table dinner on the patio with friends, a company happy hour or a large cocktail party with passed hors-d'oeuvres and an impressive cheese spread, Sweet Pistachio aims to exceed every expectation. Interested in event catering services outside of Franklin Street Works? Please reach out to Sweet Pistachio to inquire about availability and pricing.
“Lunch Engagement: First Friday Exhibition Tours”
At Franklin Street Works visitors can have a delicious house made lunch in our cafe before or after viewing our award-winning art exhibitions. On the first Friday of each month your lunch can include a twenty-minute tour of a thematic, group exhibition with FSW creative director, Terri C Smith. If you are new to contemporary art and want some guidance in understanding the work or if you are someone who loves to learn more about exhibitions you enjoy via a curator tour, first Fridays are your Fridays! The October 6th tour will be for “I hear it everywhere I go,” which aims, in part, to explore the unconscious ways dissatisfaction about and pursuit of the “American Dream” are expressed, including the tendencies to scapegoat those perceived as less fortunate and the building up and tearing down of the powerful and famous. “Lunch Engagement” tours are free and open to the public. Drop ins are welcome but RSVPs help us plan.
12:30 on the First Friday of each month starting October 6th
Soups & Quiche
Turkey Chili 7
Soup of the Day 6
Quiche of the Day 6.5
Served on local artisanal bread with seasonal mixed greens
Turkey BLT 10 | Sliced Turkey, Lettuce, Tomato, Bacon, And Chipotle Aioli On Ciabatta
Chicken Apple Curry 10 | Chicken Salad Mixed With Green Apples, Celery, Grapes, Curry, And Baby Arugula On 7 Grain Bread
Garden Vegetable Wrap 9 | Oven Roasted Vegetables, Arugula, Avocado Aioli And Harissa Hummus On Whole Wheat Wrap
Grilled Sweet Manchego 8 | Sliced Manchego, House Made Fig Jam And Sopresata Grilled On Heart 7 Grain Bread
3 Cheese Grilled Cheese 7 | Blend Of 3 Cheeses Grilled On Sourdough Bread
Smashed Avocado Toast 6 | Smashed Avocado With Lime And Chili Flakes On Toasted 7 Grain Bread
Made to order - vegan or vegetarian upon request
Spring Arugula Salad 10 | Baby Arugula, Shaved Radish, Sugar Snap Peas, Citrus Segments, Toasted Almonds And A Green Godess Dressing
Southwestern Cobb 12 | Romain Lettuce, Roasted Chicken Breast, Cherry Tomatoes, Black Beans, Aged Cheddar, Avocado, Bacon, And Chipotle Vinaigrette
Kale Caesar Salad 10 | Chopped Kale, Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Parmesan, And A Rye Crisp
Add Ons: Poached Egg, Avocado, Chicken
Saturday Sunday Brunch
Fruit Scone 3
Cheddar Scallion Biscuit 3
Almond Croissant 4.25
GF Carrot Cake Muffin 4
Daily Quiche 6.5
Daily Fritata 6.5
Country Breakfast Wrap 7
Croque Monsieur 6
Smashed Avocado Toast With Poached Egg 9
Oatmeal Power Bowl 6
Mimosa, Bottomless Mimosa, Craft Beer, Wine
Breakfast & Brunch
Breakfast Baked Goods Assortment
Mini assorted croissants, scones, biscuits, fresh artisanal baguette served with butter and house made jam. SM $60 Serves 5-6 LG $75 Serves 8-10
Pastries A La Carte
Minimum Of 12 Per Item, Price is per dozen
Plain Croissant $26
Small Almond Croissant $33
Small Ham & Cheese Croissant $48
Scone (max 2 flavors per dozen) $26
Choose from: Cranberry Lemon, Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip, Pistachio, Blueberry
Muffins (max 2 flavors per dozen) $28
Choose from: Carrot (GF), Blueberry, Coffee Cake, Banana Chocolate Chip, Lemon Raspberry
Choose from: Buttermilk or Cheddar Scallion
Bread Pudding $40
Serves 6-8, Choose from: Kale, Grilled Onion & Gruyere Cheese - Roasted Pepper, Zucchini, Grilled Onion & Goat Cheese - Spinach, Bacon & Cheddar Cheese
Country Breakfast Wrap Platter $44
Serves 5-7, Scrambled local eggs, cheddar, roasted potatoes and either bacon or grilled vegetables in a whole wheat wrap, grilled
Fruit, Yogurt & Granola Platter $35
Assorted Cookie Platter
Platter of assorted mini cookies including one gluten-free option. Choose from: Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Cranberry, Double Chocolate, Vegan Peanut Butter, Chocolate Ganache Bites. SM $40 Serves 6-8 LG $55 Serves 10-12
Hand Pies $36 (Price per dozen)
Choose from: Apple Caramel, Seasonal Berry, Nutella Banana
Chocolate Ganache Cake Bites $32 (Price per dozen)
Whole Pies (Serves 6-8)
Handmade, signature all-butter crust baked to perfection
Apple Caramel $26 Bourbon Pecan $30 Brown Sugar Oat $26 Seasonal Special $28
*Custom baked goods orders available upon request
Lunch & Beverages
Choose 3 options: Chicken Apple Curry - Ham, Swiss & Dijon - Turkey BLT - Roasted Vegetable Wrap - Grilled Chicken Romesco - Italian Combo
SM $58 Serves 5-6 LG $110 Serves 10-12
SM, Serves 4-6 / LG, Serves 8-10 Small / Large
Seasonal Grain Salad $40 / $60
Baby Arugula Salad $50 / $75
Southwestern Cobb Salad $55 / $85
Chopped Kale Salad $35 / $60
Add Chicken (+12/24) or Avocado (+10/20) to any salad.
Crudités Platter $65 (Serves 8-10)
Assorted raw vegetables with herbed hummus and blue cheese dip
Cheese Board $100 (Serves 8-10)
Selection of fine cheeses with honey, jam, mixed nuts, crackers and fresh baguette
Beverages (Serves 8-10)
Hot or Cold Brew Coffee $19
Assorted Tea Bags $10 (With Hot Water) $16
Bottled Water, Juices & Soft Drinks $22
House Made Cold Brew, Iced Tea And Lemonade $22
- All orders require at least 48-hour notice
- Please confirm delivery fee and availability with cafe when placing order
- $25 for delivery within 2 miles of downtown Stamford
- Free delivery for orders over $300
- Catering not available on Mondays
Host your next business breakfast, lunch of cocktail gathering in our unique contemporary art space.
Host your next gathering in our contemporary art space, café and/or back terrace.
Company Cocktail Hours
Corporate Breakfast Meetings
Private Outdoor Events
Team Building Events
Capacity in Galleries and/or on back terrace: 100 - 120 with an extra 60 outside, exhibition dependent.
Metered street parking available as well as garage parking at Target
What We Can Offer:
Catering and staff available on site - breakfast, lunch, brunch and cocktail style dinner by the bite menus available
Local craft beer, wine and champagne selections available for service
Curator-led tours of the galleries