Mystic may be a small town in Connecticut, but it is a powerhouse when it comes to instagrammable spots. This coastal town is filled with artsy donut shops, cider mills, wine bars, coffee shops, restaurants with waterfront views, and retail stores with a touch of magic. Keep reading to find out where you can go to take those “insta-worthy” photos.
Donuts are kind of a big deal in mystic. Deviant Donuts has artisan donuts & craft coffee. They are located in the Olde Mistick Village. They hit all of the latest trends which will be perfect for your instagram post. They make everything by hand, including the filling, the glazes, and the garnishes. They even have gluten sensitive and vegan donuts. “We love what we do… and what we do is make crazy donuts.” – Deviant Donuts
Nothing screams fall like hot apple cider and fiery foliage. Go and check out B.F Clyde’s Cider Mill in Old Mystic. This is the oldest steam-powered cider mill in the U.S. They have tasting rooms, hard cider, apple wines, breads, jams, and of course, apple cider donuts that are to die for. Head down to B.F Clyde’s for that perfect Fall insta-worthy snapshot.
You won’t find anything more instagrammable than your food and drink when you visit Block and Bottle. Grab some wine and cheese lovers and head down to this new hot spot. This hidden gem sits to the left of Sift Bake Shop in downtown Mystic. Block and Bottle is a wine bar where you can create your own charcuterie board and pair it with a bottle of wine. They also have a full bar if wine is not your cup of tea. If you are having a picnic and want to bring a bottle of wine and a cheese board, you can call ahead and have them pre-make a board and they will pair it with the perfect bottle.
There are plenty of coffee shops in Mystic, but have you ever seen one that was converted from an old rescue horse trailer? This on-the-go coffee shop is called Bumblebee Brewing Co and is located in Mystic Shipyard. It is perfect for people who want a cup of joe before heading out on the water. The lovely owner, Lynn DeLima, also has pastry options, and t-shirts to support her small business. She has transformed this old banged up trailer into an insta-worthy on-the-go coffee shop. Stop by Bumblebee Brewing Co, grab a cup of coffee, and have a delightful conversation with Lynn.
If you want the perfect instagram picture that includes a great view with a vibrant drink, head on up to the rooftop bar, Mix. This cocktail bar is located above Sift Bake Shop. They have lounge chairs, fireplaces, and unbelievable drinks that your camera can’t miss. This rooftop overlooks the Mystic River, and is in a prime location. They have so many instagrammable drinks such as; frosé, drinks with popsicles, drinks with cookies, and many more exciting cocktails.
Cloak and Wand is a wizarding and witchcraft shop featuring a potion bar, located in Old Mystic Village. Besides the potion bar, it is also a retail shop with cloaks, wands, potions, brooms, enchanted plants, books, magical items and apparel. At the bar you can either order a cold potion, which is custom flavored soda or italian soda, or a hot potion which is custom flavored hot chocolate. They offer 64 different flavors, and with the combination you choose, you will find a ticket that reveals what kind of potion you crafted.
Now that you have the most instagrammable places, grab your camera and head to Mystic, Ct to find all of these awesome destinations to upgrade your instagram feed!