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Whitney Donut & Sandwich Shop

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2574 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT
2032489095
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5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 5:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Whitney Donut Shop sells pastries, coffee, and sandwiches. A local...
Whitney Donut Shop sells pastries, coffee, and sandwiches. A local favorite.
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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Donut Haven!

Whitney Donut is a donut lovers paradise. Simple in presentation in an old school manner. Fancy, glittery donuts can be put aside when you enter this doorway. Dependable good old fashioned flavors & styles. Grab a coffee & relax at the counter. Lunch is served with the same old school goodness.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
John L
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Whitney Donut is a donut lovers paradise. Simple in presentation in an old school manner. Fancy, glittery donuts can be put aside when you enter this doorway. Dependable good old fashioned flavors & styles. Grab a coffee & relax at the counter. Lunch is served with the same old school goodness.

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Thank John L
CT
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193 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

For Christmas we had the delicious donuts-you can't eat just one because they are so good. Then the following week I ordered the daily special roast beef sandwich which was delicious and a chicken chili which was a nice surprise at how good it was. The other person ordered the same sandwich and 3 soups and also enjoyed the food.... More 

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Thank pkbehappy
Hamden, Connecticut
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We finally visited Whitney Donut after years of hearing its praises. We entered with high expectations and took a seat at the diner-like counter. Our order consisted of sandwiches (chicken and eggplant parm) and coffee. The sandwiches were ok, but fell far short of expectations given the reviews and recommendations. The coffee was weak, which isn't our preference. We finished... More 

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Thank George33801
West Hartford, Connecticut
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Whitney Donut is a donut lovers paradise. Simple in presentation in an old school manner. Fancy, glittery donuts can be put aside when you enter this doorway. Dependable good old fashioned flavors & styles. Grab a coffee & relax at the counter. Lunch is served with the same old school goodness.

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Thank John L
Charlotte, North Carolina
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152 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I stopped into Whitney Donut Shop for breakfast while I was in Hamden. The staff was helpful in choosing a good donut for my first time. They all looked good, honestly, but I settled on the apple-filled variety. It was so good, I went back for lunch and had a turkey sandwich, which was great as well. This place is... More 

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Thank Bowmanator22
Hamden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Best doughnuts around, these taste like doughnuts should, and they're delicious! We love the Boston cream!

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Thank Nevernotknitting
Hamden, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Enjoy fresh coffee & great flavors, homemade donuts, cookies. They also have a great lunch menu & everyday there is something different to enjoy.

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Thank Marianne0707
Hamden, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Small, but don't let the size fool you. Deli meats along either everything else are always fresh and very good. The owners take pride in what they offer and it shows. Whether you drive through or go inside you are going to have a great breakfast (muffins are delicious) or lunch, every time.

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Thank 315caroley
East Hartford, Connecticut
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84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Stopped for lunch with my sister. Friendly staff and delicious iced coffee. We both had tuna salad on great multigrain bread and sat at a small table. They also have counter service. Donuts looked really good but we were too full. Next time definitely donuts.

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Thank Lynn K
Hamden, Connecticut
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Nice to sit at the counter and have coffee and an egg sandwich. I have to say though if you want to go into a sugar coma, try the apple fritter.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2574 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: 2032489095

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Whitney Donut Shop sells pastries, coffee, and sandwiches. A local favorite.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?