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    With These New Haven Cafes

Boost Your Study Sessions
With These New Haven Cafes


Midterm looming?

Essay deadline inching closer?

We know the drill: find a cozy cafe, order your go-to caffeine fix, and buckle down.

Lucky for you, New Haven is a treasure trove of quirky cafes perfect for students like us. Let’s dive into some of the city’s best spots!

coffee shops in new haven

Koffee: Not Your Ordinary Brew

  • Where: Audubon Street
  • Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Highlights: Dive into “The 747” – a concoction of seven shots of espresso, four shots of cream, and seven teaspoons of sugar. Or maybe a Nutella Latte is more your speed? Pair it with their bakery items or sandwiches when hunger strikes.

Located on Audubon Street, Koffee is open every day from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., perfect for those early morning study groups or after-dinner meetings. Here, they perk up your regular brews, but you can also get something different like The 747. This is 7 shots of espresso, 4 shots of cream, and 7 teaspoons of sugar. If that doesn’t give you the jolt you need, we don’t know what will.

The Nutella Latte is another favorite. With its creamy-nutty flavor, it’s perfect to add to your study plans. Besides coffee, you can also get some tasty bakery items or sandwiches and salads when you get the study munchies. 

Willoughby’s Coffee and Tea in new haven ct

Willoughby’s Coffee and Tea: A Global Taste

  • Where: Church & Grove Streets and near the Yale School of Architecture on York Street.
  • Hours: Daily 7 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends until 5 p.m.
  • Highlights: A favorite among Yalies, you’ll find an array of specialty blends from countries like Costa Rica, Brazil, and Colombia. Perfect for those deep study sessions!

Willoughby’s Coffee and Tea is an Elm City staple so much so that there are two locations in New Haven. You’ll find one Willoughby’s on the corner of Church and Grove Streets, and the other near the Yale School of Architecture on York Street. You can study (or take a study break!) daily from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. You can also pop in on the weekends until 5 p.m.

Willoughby’s has some amazing specialty blends that will make you want to stay all day. If you have a monster test, chances are this is a possibility! The coffees you’ll find here have a variety of origins like Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia, and more. This is one of the things that makes this shop stand out.

Willoughby’s Coffee and Tea in new haven ct

Atticus Bookstore Cafe: Sip & Read

  • Where: Chapel Street
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
  • Highlights: Get lost in flavors like lavender and french toast lattes. Plus, a hearty menu including grab-and-go salads, pastas, and breakfast sandwiches.

Another well-known spot to hit the books is the Atticus Cafe on Chapel Street. Here you’ll find a long list of lattes including the lavender latte and pumpkin spice, and even a french toast latte. Sounds interesting, right? 

Don’t worry; there’s also plenty of food on the menu too in case you get hungry. Grab-and-go salads, pastas, and even breakfast sandwiches make this a favorite spot for people who call New Haven home. You can stop by Atticus daily from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

atticus bookstore in new haven (1)

Book Trader Cafe: Coffee Meets Culture

  • Where: Yale’s heart on Chapel Street.
  • Highlights: Known for its cozy vibe, excellent brews, desserts, and sandwiches. And, since 1998, it’s also a place to discover intriguing books.

Located in the heart of the Yale campus on Chapel Street, Book Trader Cafe is known for its cozy atmosphere and great brews. Don’t forget the yummy desserts and sandwiches. This place has been going strong since 1998 and for good reason! If you need a study break, you can also check out some interesting books while you’re here!

Book Trader Cafe in new haven

East Rock Coffee: Locally Loved

  • Where: Cottage Street in East Rock
  • Hours: Weekdays 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m., weekends 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Highlights: The Miel Latte, infused with local honey and cinnamon, is a must-try. Energize with their egg sandwiches, bagels, or toast while you’re there.

If you call the East Rock area home, East Rock Coffee should be on your must-try-the-coffee list, if it isn’t already. This place makes a great cup of coffee or latte. The Miel Latte is a favorite with its local honey and cinnamon flavors. There are also classics like the mocha, macchiato, and matcha lattes.

When you’re hitting the books, don’t forget to fuel your mind with a tasty egg sandwich, bagel, or toast. Stop by East Rock Coffee on Cottage Street daily from 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. or on the weekends from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Book Trader Cafe in new haven

G Cafe Bakery: A City Favorite

  • Where: Locations in East Rock, Chapel Street, and Ninth Square.
  • Highlights: Choose between a range of coffees, from drip to espresso. Their bakery lineup, including croissants, cinnamon rolls, and cookies, is hard to resist. For something heartier, they’ve got salads and sandwiches. (Tip: Check their specific hours for each location.)

One of the best things about the G Cafe Bakery, and trust us there are plenty, is that it has multiple New Haven locations. You can stop by the East Rock, Chapel Street, or Ninth Square location for some coffee and eats.

Choose from a wide variety of drip coffees if that’s your jam, or get an extra jolt with an espresso-based drink. Either way, you’ll have plenty of fuel to get you through a few rounds of your study guide.

When your sweet tooth is nudging you, there are plenty of bakery items to choose from like croissants, cinnamon rolls, and cookies. If you’re looking for more substance to power through your studying, choose from a variety of salads and sandwiches. Since there are a few locations, times of operation do vary, so be sure to check the location you want to visit ahead of time. 

g Cafe bakery in new haven

Don’t be confined to your New Haven apartment. Step outside, find a new favorite cafe, and supercharge your study game. After all, a change of scene might just be the jolt you need!

Frequently Asked Questions on Coffee Shops in New Haven

These cafes were selected based on their popularity and proximity to academic settings, making them student-friendly.
Given their popularity and proximity to Yale, they might get busy, especially during exam periods.
Most study-friendly cafes typically offer Wi-Fi.