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Mario's Bakery

Posted By: William Brainard <>
Date: Saturday, 29 September 2001, at 9:52 a.m.

How long was Mario's Bakery on Main Street in business? Sunday mornings were great because that meant we'd get a crumb cake and egg bread from them. 


Posted By: Shemp Daigneault
Date: Saturday, 29 September 2001, at 7:47 p.m.

In Response To: Mario's Bakery (William Brainard)

Marios......ah I can still smell those pastries out on Main Street when I close my eyes and think back

Well, I recall Marios opening up in early 1950s or so. The had very good European danish pastry and their cinammon bread was tops too. They made donuts but they were so-so. kind of like big sinkers and they were dry.

I would say the place closed in mid 1980s, if I can recall. There was a grey haired older lady who worked the counter for years and she left there long before that.

We used to sneak goodies from there into a bag and go into the moviehouses or the bowling alley.

Once i saw this guy eat a whole cake from Marios. he was plastered and had come out of a gin mill. The cake was all over his jacket and face. i hope he enjoyed it okay.



Posted By: William Brainard <>
Date: Friday, 19 October 2001, at 3:56 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Mario's Bakery (Shemp Daigneault)

There's really no place like Mario's in Wmtc. today. Closest thing would be Colchester Bakery. There's Motta's in Columbia but aren't they limited with their pastries? Haven't been to Franklin Ave. in Hartford for years so don't know what it's like anymore. There used to be a good italian bakery on Spruce St. in Manchester. 


Posted By: Caesar
Date: Saturday, 20 October 2001, at 12:06 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Mario's Bakery (William Brainard)

mr. brainerd:

for doughtnuts in the area you may want to go to eddie's in east hartford or luke's in avon, if they are still around. lukes opened in 1948.

we like the colchester bakery too. i think their doughnuts are just about the best around. the doughnuts are big and heavy, and always taste fresh.

if you get to putnam---go to pj's donut house, just off main st. it is on the left just as you go up that little hill as you enter main street from willimantic.

the pastry at vanilla bean cafe in pmofret (at rtes. 44 and 169) is also some of best in area. try their pies.