Top New Haven Connecticut Coffee shops

Mini New Haven Connecticut Coffee Tour: ultimate coffee crawl in New Haven CT.

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I ventured up North to New Haven, Connecticut to visit my brother’s new place he moved into for school this year. OF COURSE I took advantage of my time in a new place to explore their coffee scene. I’ve visited him in CT before, but it was nice to have a longer stay visiting him so I had more time to explore this time around.

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There were three coffee spots that were on my list to try this time around:

  1. Fussy Coffee
  2. The Coffee Pedaler
  3. Koffee?

Some I found online – and some were recommended to me so thank you!!! (if you ever have any coffee recommendations either comment below or message me on instagram!!!)

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Fussy Coffee

First Impressions: From the outside Fussy Coffee blended in with the surrounding buildings and if I didn’t see it on social media I probably would have missed it!

Atmosphere: It is attached to a Yale University building but is pretty spacious inside. It was cute how they had a decent amount of outdoor seating as well!! I was so impressed with the interior – bright, minimal and full of plants. The coffee bar itself also had this stunning wood overhang.

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Final Thoughts: I was extremely impressed with the way they presented their menu of espresso drinks. On the left it listed the ratio of ounces of espresso to frothed milk and to the right it had the common name associated with that ratio. It was super unique and I was very satisfied.

I got an oat milk flat white – of course! I was very happy with the way their espresso shined through the frothed milk. I could tell the baristas were properly trained. My brother and I also got breakfast there and also I was super satisfied with it!

Overall if you are in the area – Fussy Coffee is a MUST! Great quality & atmosphere!

10/10, easily.

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The Coffee Pedaler

First Impressions: A super cute brick building situated in a more quiet neighborhood.

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Atmosphere: It is super warm and welcoming inside with a decent amount of seating for productivity (in CT you can already sit inside at places… so weird)!

Final Thoughts: Barista was very knowledgeable and super nice when I asked for a pour over recomendation (it did NOT disappoint)! The Coffee Pedaler seemed like a really nice spot to go to with friends for a nice chat. They also transition to wine later in the evening which is a MOOD!

9/10: great quality & very welcoming atmosphere

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Koffee?

First Impressions: My brother was SUPER excited to take me here! They have the cutest little window to order and pick up from. Also another spot that transitions to alcohol – is this a New Haven thing? hm. “Koffee?” is in a more central location of the city.

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Atmosphere: Although the inside was closed, there was a lot of nice outdoor seating blocked off in the street with lots of plants too – we stan!

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Final Thoughts: I could definitely see myself wanting to go back to here and also to The Coffee Pedaler for the evening transition to alcohol.

It was so humid out by the time we stopped here so we just got a cold brew – but it was super smooth and refreshing!! My brother and I were both really getting some nice chocolatey undertones. A nice smooth cold brew that doesn’t immediately dehydrate you and has some body to it is always a win!!!

9/10: quality & convenience

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Have you been to New Haven, CT? Any coffee recommendations?

As always, thanks so much for checking this mini New Haven Connecticut coffee guide.

Lots of love,

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2 thoughts on “Top New Haven Connecticut Coffee shops

  1. My baby sister graduated from Yale last year. 😄 We went to a cafe that had decent coffee but I forgot what it was called. I think it was across the street from the Patagonia, or in that general vicinity.

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