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Willoughby's Coffee & Tea

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258 Church St, New Haven, CT 06510-1711
+1 203-777-7400
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun 07:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 19:00
Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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United States
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Willoughby's has been around for many years in New Haven and beyond (in CT) and continues to compete and be one of my favourite coffee and tea shops! They have it all as a roaster and purveyor of great fair trade coffees: retail beans of all kinds including blends; paraphernalia - good quality too i.e., TechnoVorm, Bonavita, Bodum, ..... to... More 

Thank heimei
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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149 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Daughter enjoys Willoughby's Burundi Blend so Kit and I stopped in to select some coffees as hospitality thankyous to our daughter for our visit in mid-december. Lily was friendly, knowledgeable and was efficient in bagging our beans. Sumatran French Roast and plain Sumatran along with the Mocha Java Style were doubled up - one for us and one for the... More 

Thank Richard H
New York City, New York
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We were passing through town and decided to stop for coffee. We spotted Willoughby's Coffee and Tea on the corner. It was frairly crowded with college students. We decided on regular coffee and both added cream and sugar. The place is clean and tide - good for soaking up the local vibe. The coffee was dissappointing and a bit bitter.... More 

Thank Donald S
New Haven, Connecticut
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This coffee shop has been around for years way before Starbucks was ever heard of. They have a nice selection of coffees and teas and plenty of goodies to munch on. There's a few locations throughout the city in New Haven and they're all just as good.

Thank elmcitytraveller
New Haven, Connecticut
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Simply the best coffee in Connecticut. Iced French roast is as good as it gets in the summer time. Try the special and super special roast hot coffees in the winter. Prompt friendly service. Great locations. Far less annoying customers than Starbucks and much better coffee.

Thank Joseph8484
New Haven, Connecticut
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216 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

Seattle has Starbucks, Boston has Dunkin Donuts, and New Haven has Willoughby's. There are two locations one on the corner of Church and Grove the other at Yale School of Architecture. The coffee is pretty good they a large selection of coffee roasts, teas, frappés, etc. and like Starbucks they have a self serve station. They also grind coffee on... More 

Thank Josue C
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

They roast their own coffee and get deliveries every day. Every employee knows their coffee, and can help you when you get to the bean wall. I have been a occasional regular for 16 years, still the best coffee retailers around.

Thank Robin M
new haven, ct
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Willoughby's is a great little coffee shop with two locations that I am aware of in New Haven. Their coffee is great and a variety of blends. Their pastries just add to the experience. Stop in and give it a try. You won't be disappointed!

Thank ctbeachbum131
New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

It is a small tiny place, but if you get here in time and get a spot, you'll have good coffee and a place to study

Thank gcardill
New Haven, Connecticut
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10 reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Maybe it was the luck of the draw, but on my last visit I was served what will rank as the best latte I have had, anywhere. The quality of the accompanying food is first-rate as well.

Thank piano4420

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 10
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 258 Church St, New Haven, CT 06510-1711
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-777-7400
Founded in 1985 we are a local, multi award-winning, roaster retailer and the home of Serious Coffee.

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