I spent an utterly quintessential Fall morning in Stonington last week and finally made my way into Social Coffee Bar in the Borough. I was welcomed by a friendly barista, who carefully whipped me up a steamy Caffe Latte and gave me the low-down on this shiny, chic coffee shop, teeming with locals and tourists alike – even on a quiet October morning. They serve up all manner of Macchiato, Doppio, Nitro Brew and such 7 days a week. The clean, white shelves are stocked with baked goods – biscotti, muffins, scones, and organic chocolate bars. Tom Piacenza, barber turned coffee roaster, roasts his organic, fair-trade beans daily at his facility right around the corner. And even better, Social Espresso Bar is a welcome addition to the growing roster of food and beverage at the Velvet Mill just blocks away. 117 Water Street in Stonington 860.334.2819 socialstonington.com See our Guide To Stonington here.