written by LILLIAN WHITTAKER
If I were to capture the atmosphere of Muddy Waters in one image, it would be a yard sale. Scattered across this downtown New London Cafe is an eccentric array of antique furniture, old Hollywood posters, and aberrant artwork. Surprisingly, the hodge podge of designs all seem to fit so well together and compose a homey atmosphere.
At 2 o’clock in the afternoon on a weekday, Muddy Waters was filled with customers. The sound of clinging china and intriguing small talk harmonized with the low rumble of ‘20s music. All senses provided the perfect atmosphere to sip on our sample of the cafe’s best selling coffee: chocolate coconut.
If you like your cup of joe strong and flavorful, Muddy Waters is the place for you. The chocolate coconut coffee provided the superb amount of sweetness.
All-in-all, Muddy Waters is the place to go if you are looking for a high quality coffee and want to sit back and chat with friends.
From the looks of it, this five year old cafe, Washington Street Coffee House, looks as though it belong in downtown Manhattan, not New London.
Across the walls, the cafe previews local artists’ works. With an open floor plan, playful paper lighting, exposed ventilation, and natural light flooding through the spacious windows, Washington Street Coffee House has a modern city vibe that is like no other.
Here, we tried a freshly made bagel with cream cheese. In just one bite, I forgot all about Dunkin Donuts and I immediately fell in love with their storemade masterpiece.
Washington Street’s menu provides a wide array of unique cuisine including, salads sandwiches, and to-die-for baked goods.
If you value freshness and are searching for a spot to conquer homework and hang out that features a one of a kind menu, look no further than Washington Street, New London.
The most refreshing aspect of Bartleby’s, located in downtown Mystic, is not just their freshly made coffee; it’s their sociable staff. With one step through the door, you feel like you are at home. We were immediately greeted with warm smiles and a friendly hello.
Handmade sea glass mosaics line the walls. The awe aspiring local art brings the essence of Mystic right inside the cafe creating the perfect atmosphere for a Mystic-famous cup of joe.
We sampled a heaping Almond Joy mochiatta, one of their most famous beverages. Even before we took our first sip, we were taken aback by the marvelous mound of whipped cream spilling over the sides of our coffee.
The presentation was not only 10/10 in our books, so was the taste. For those who have a sweet tooth, Bartleby’s will not let you down.
From their impeccable service, to their flavorful cups of joe, and their exotic ocean meets 50s diner vibe, Bartleby’s is an all-in-all sweet spot.