Tucked away in Elizabeth Park, the Pond House Café offers an oasis just minutes from Hartford with eclectic, creative cuisine.  The focus on local, fresh ingredients can be seen as you stroll by our vegetable and herb garden found just outside our doors. Our trendy, relaxed and cozy environment is perfect for our award winning Sunday Brunch, a romantic dinner on the patio overlooking the pond, or a lovely lunch with friends. 

The change of seasons here in Elizabeth Park offers glimpses of summer roses, autumn foliage and elegant winter wonder with reflective menu changes to satisfy your cravings year round. If it’s a quick snack you are hoping for as you wander the beautiful gardens you can stop by the Snack Shack, our take out window, and enjoy eating on our beautiful patio. We are a year round hot spot that our neighbors and loyal diners have come to cherish and enjoy.


Seasonally inspired menus that focus on fresh, local ingredients.  Our chef can be spotted in our vegetable and herb gardens gathering ingredients for the days features.  Serving lunch, dinner and our signature brunch with a variety of options that offers something for everyone to enjoy.






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Café Gallery

Café Gallery

1555 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: 860.231.8823

Tuesday-Thursday, 11AM-4PM

Tuesday- Thursday, 4PM – 7:00PM
Friday & Saturday, 4PM – 7:30PM

Saturday & Sunday 9:30AM – 2:30PM

Snack Shack
The Snack Shack take out is open May – September.



The Cafe will remain closed for a while longer.  At this time the park is only open to pedestrian visitors, the entrance is blocked off for parking and there are no public restrooms available.  We will be opening the Snack Shack for ice cream, hot dogs and beverages on weekends –  weather dependent.  
We will honor PH Cash for 1 month upon re-opening.
We are available via email to answer all questions or concerns at

The Pond House has always maintained a high-quality standard when it comes to health and safety measures in our restaurant.   With the current threat of Coronavirus we are taking additional precautionary measures to help deter the spread of the virus to our valued guests and employees.  The health and safety of our guests and employees is our top concern.  We will continue to review the most current information available from the CDC as well as follow state and local recommendations and base decisions and adjustments to our procedures accordingly.