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Whitney Donut & Sandwich Shop

Coffee Shop, Dessert
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2574 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT
Today
5:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good coffee, great donuts

When I absolutely need a donut that is loaded with jelly, the only place to go for me is whitney donut. Their plain crullers are the best according to my husband! Great flavored coffees too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Celia48d
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Hamden, Connecticut
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22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hamden, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When I absolutely need a donut that is loaded with jelly, the only place to go for me is whitney donut. Their plain crullers are the best according to my husband! Great flavored coffees too.

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Darien, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Best Crueller going... Fact!! Great coffee too.Always busy yet managed properly so lines move quickly. Did I Mention nice people work here?? They do.

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Milford, Connecticut
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133 reviews 133 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

had high hopes - I've not had a good donut in years. Since Dunkin came on the seen all the donut shops went the way of the dinosaur. In Danbury we had this shop that make the most perfect donuts had hope to fine the same here. Nope- to heavy to greasy maybe I picked the wrong ones ?

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Hamden, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

daily specials[[wish they delivered// so good== sanwiches, soups cakes, salds all great. and service exc.. and neighborhood repeats.

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Hastings, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Best cup of joe and a doughnut for 2 bucks! You can sit down like a diner or counter take out. Staff is efficient and used to fast service so am is not good time to dawdle over options once you start your order.Next time I will take a moment to review ALL the choices-which I didn't see until I... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you want fresh and delicious donuts then you absolutely must stop by Whitney Donut and Sandwich Shop. A dozen donuts at Whitney does cost a few dollars more than Dunkin Donuts, but they are so much better and worth paying a bit more for. My kids are addicted. They ask for donuts every time we go to Hamden. I... More 

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MIddletown, CT
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Not sure why people go to dunkins when you have this place. It's awesome. Great donuts, pastry, bagels. Apple cider donuts are legit.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Donuts, pastry, muffins, sandwiches, soups, everything is top of the line. Faves? Apple Cider, Toasted Coconut and Black Raspberry jelly filled donuts and of course the Apple Fritters. Sandwich specials everyday. Great soup, especially the hearty bisque and chowders in the winter.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Whitney Donut & Sandwich Shop Yes, that's right. I recently, no I needed to have one of their GREAT apple fritters and it was 1:30, lunch time. But before the sandwich, I needed that apple fritter; it was divine. And then came one of their great sandwiches, and I never review sandwiches, but these are gourmet; from the super bun... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Wow.....love this place. Oversized donuts and tasty. Chocolate coconut is the bomb. Friendly staff and clean place. Much better than any Dunkin Donut.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert

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

Questions & Answers

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