The Granola Bar of Westport
275 Post Road East, Westport, CT
When we think of breakfast at Sunday Diners, we usually think of eggs… pancakes… and oatmeal… but now we can add granola to that list, and The Granola Bar of Westport is THE place for that and much much more! Started by Julie Levitt and Dana Noorily, who own OATS Granola, The Granola Bar, is a really fun and different place to have breakfast… and…did I mention that it’s REALLY Good?
The Granola Bar is in Westport’s Playhouse Square, and has a really open feeling with very high ceilings and book shelves that have their own granola as well as chocolates, caramels, teas and other fun things for sale. There are statues of Buddha and really cool books on the shelves as well. I noticed one called “Concrete” which looked really interesting.
The menu has a wide variety of brunch and breakfast items, like paninis, eggs, fresh-baked goods, wraps and salads… but what I was here for was the granola… and one of their awesome smoothies. Here’s what I had…
It’s Four shots of their Homemade Granola with a side of Greek or Regular Yogurt (I had the Greek Yogurt) and a side of Fresh Fruit (Strawberries and Blueberries).
Clockwise (start at 1:00)
Cinnamon Honey…Toasted Coconut…Dark Chocolate…Vanilla Almond
Strawberries, Peanut Butter, Banana, Vanilla & Milk… in a VERY tall glass! It tasted exactly like having a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich… without the bread!
THE HALF BUBBY
The Granola Bar’s House-Smoked Salmon on half of a Bagel with Chive Cream Cheese and Onions and Capers. Dad loved it, but wished it was a Full Bubby!
He also had a…
I spoke with both of the owners, Julie (l.) and Dana (r.), who were very nice to me even though they were really busy (which is great sign because it means the place is really popular) and asked…
“We both have daughters that are six-years old. We met at a birthday party and started talking. Dana used to work in finance, and I told her about my idea to start a granola company… so we decided to work together, and became partners first… and now we’re also really good friends”
I also asked what their favorite flavor of Granola is… and they both love theToasted Coconut..
“It’s really unique, but also really simple”.
Finally, I asked about the Buddha’s…
“The Granola Bar was designed by Lisa Friedman , we wanted the place to have a warm and cozy and positive feeling, so that’s part of that”
Well, I really felt warm and cozy there, in fact, we could have stayed ALL day… but before we left… we had to definitely try out… what else?
Freshly made with their own granola and Chia seeds — VERY GOOD, Sweet & Crunchy!
Thanks so much Julie and Dana and the staff at The Granola Bar of Westport especially Victoria!
The Sunday Diner Rating (out of 5)
FOOD * * * * * (5)
SERVICE * * * * * (5)
LOOKS: * * * * * (5)
BATHROOM: * * * * * (6)
(PS… The Bathroom is also REALLY Cool)