Willoughby's

New Haven Area, Connecticut

3.4 / 2 votes

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Coffee shop with two vegan baked goods

Coffee/Tea/Juice

Usually has vegan cupcakes made by an outside suppler, as well as pre-packaged ABC cookies.

Also serves loose-leaf teas.

Added by conde.kedar on Sep 4 10 (last updated Sep 4 10)

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I had a vegan double chocolate cupcake and a soy chai at Willoughby's. The soy chai wasn't anything special, but I was pretty excited to find a vegan cupcake at a pretty standard-looking coffee shop in downtown New Haven. The cupcake itself was nice and moist, although I found it to be a bit on the dense side. At the same time, I really liked the consistency of the chocolate frosting - it was smooth and creamy without being overly "buttery" (I hate it when vegan frostings taste like whipped Earth Balance, so Willoughby's gets points for avoiding that common pitfall).

I would give Willoughby's an extra star if they had a few more vegan desserts to choose from. It might have just been the particular day that I was visiting, but my only options seemed to be the double chocolate cupcake or Alternative Baking Company cookies. Still, I applaud Willoughby's for stocking vegan desserts in the first place. I wish that more coffee shops would follow their lead.

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I like Willoughby's for a few reasons: 1) they carry vegan baked goods; 2) they have loose-leaf tea (make sure to ask specifically for loose-leaf, because they also have some bagged varieties); 3) they have a central location in New Haven, but manage to still exude a semblance of calmness.

The vegan cupcake they normally carry oftentimes sell out early in the week. They're pretty high quality double chocolate cupcakes made by a baker elsewhere in Connecticut. I wish they carried a few more flavors, and maybe cookies as well (yes, I know they have prepackaged ABC vegan cookies, but I'd rather have something fresh and local).

They have a respectable loose-leaf tea selection. No complaints here.

Lastly, the location is great and a quick walk to the center of the Yale campus and to major attractions such as the British Art Museum, the Yale Gallery and the New Haven Green.

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Non-Smoking

Wheelchair Accessible

Payment

  • MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • American

Features

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Quiet
  • Wi-Fi

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Hours

7am - 9pm
8am - 9pm

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