Cafe and catering operations are temporarily closed.

Café with a Cause

Connecting communities and serving neighbors.

Treat yourself to great coffee and great food at great prices at the Café at Fifty-Five, a mission-driven restaurant supporting food and housing services provided by Hands On Hartford.


WiFi, plenty of free parking and a warm, casual ambiance in a restored historic building make the café a great place to meet for coffee, a bite to eat, or your team meeting.

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Celebrating its 50th year serving the Hartford community, Hands On Hartford is committed to increasing food security and nutrition, improving health and providing housing while engaging volunteers and connecting communities. 

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Proceeds from the Café support Hands On Hartford’s charitable programs.  When you buy one meal at the Café, you enable Hands On Hartford clients to enjoy many meals, through the MANNA Community Pantry, the Community Meals soup kitchen and day program, and the weekend Backpack Nutrition Program for Hartford children.

Contact Us



55 Bartholomew Avenue, Hartford, CT

Temporarily closed. 

The perfect place to meet

The Café at Fifty-Five is located in Hands On Hartford’s Center for Community, a beautifully restored historic building in Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood. On-site catering is available in our conference and meeting rooms for larger groups. To find out more about how to reserve space or cater your meeting or event, contact Molly Reynolds at or at 860-706-1537.