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Whitney Donut & Sandwich Shop

Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, 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
Dining options: Brunch
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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 7
    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
Best Chocolate Coconut Doughnuts!

It is such a treat to stop at Whitney Donut and get a really good doughnut. Their chocolate coconut is large and covered with coconut. The apple fritters should not be missed either.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Judsonjak
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Hamden, Connecticut
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Hamden, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It is such a treat to stop at Whitney Donut and get a really good doughnut. Their chocolate coconut is large and covered with coconut. The apple fritters should not be missed either.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I've been going here since I started working in town about 8yrs ago. This restaurant was recommended by a co-worker and I am so glad I gave it a try. I don't get to go here as often as I would like. I recommend any of their homemade donuts, coffee, sandwiches, and great daily specials. It can get a little... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A coworker of mine brings in muffins and doughnuts from here once in awhile and I have to say they are the best I've had. The carrot cake muffins are amazing. Definatly hoping to try a sandwhich sometime.

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Hamden, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, 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?