Green Well Organic Tea and Coffee

New Haven Area, Connecticut

3.9 / 1 vote

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Coffee shop with vegan food and baked goods

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice, Caterer

Offers a variety of loose-leaf teas, a large selection of coffees, and one vegan baked good made on-site.

Also has live music on many days.

Added by conde.kedar on Feb 20 12 (last updated Apr 1 12)

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Green Well is a quaint, cozy and quiet place that fills a niche for a quality, well-kept, uncrowded tea/coffee shop in New Haven. Its main competitors---Blue State, Koffee, Woodland, Willoughby's---aren't nearly as clean, friendly and comfortable. They also don't offer as high quality products.

I really like that Green Well offers high grade loose-leaf tea. My only gripe is that they rotate the available types by the day, so you have to pick from what's offered. From a behavioral economics perspective, this might actually work, as consumers don't feel overwhelmed by a range of options. From the perspective of a tea expert, having only three options can feel limiting.

I especially enjoy the baked goods here. Their vegan carbon cookies ($1.25) are wonderful---subtly sweet, doughy, moist marvels. Their scones and muffins are also tasty, but I'd prefer ones with more of an emphasis on fruits (blueberries, raspberries, etc.) or straight-up chocolate and vanilla. Carrot-ginger and whatnot aren't as appealing.

It would be great if Green Well also had more vegan options, such as a coconut creme cookie sandwich or something of that type. Cupcakes, even!

I'd also love to see vegan breakfast sandwiches. How about a marinated turmeric and garam masala tofu patty, some soy sausage, and a whole wheat bagel or English muffin? That would be superb and no one else in town offers it.

On a whole, this is a lovely space and a great place to get a cup of tea or coffee. It's not crowded, it's clean and well-lit and has really friendly staff.

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Prices

$$ - average

Payment

  • MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • American

Features

  • Delivery
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wi-Fi

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Hours

6am - 8pm
7am - 5pm

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