Woke Breakfast & Coffee-Coventry-February 2, 2023

Woke Breakfast & Coffee at 1201 Main Street in Coventry. The restaurant’s name has caused controversy among some Coventry residents, however the eatery continues to attract plenty of customers.

COVENTRY — The name of a new restaurant in Coventry has sparked controversy among residents in the “The Coventry CT Citizen’s Open Forum” Facebook group, prompting articles to be written in major news outlets such as The Washington Post and The Guardian.

The restaurant in discussion is Woke Breakfast & Coffee, located at 1201 Main Street in Coventry. Generally, people in the open forum Facebook group were upset with the word woke appearing in the restaurant’s name, as it is used as slang meaning to be aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues in society.