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Muddy Waters Cafe

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42 Bank St, New London, CT 06320-6053
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When the weather is good the back deck can't be beat. The inside seating offers couches and comfy chairs as well as tables up front. The coffee is good, the breakfast sandwiches are very good, and the pastries are excellent. The only negatives are the limited menu and hours.

Thank John P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Muddy Waters is a great place for a light breakfast and coffee. Love the eclectic atmosphere. Muffins, pastry, breakfast sandwiches. Lunch is also served.

Thank dwolf75
Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Roomy, comfortable coffee house with movie posters from the 50's and 60's, this is a great spot to unwind after a long day of walking. It's walking distance to the Amtrak and Greyhound stations, as well, so is an ideal place to grab a coffee or doughnut before heading out to other places in the area.

Thank Canadiancitylover
Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A favorite lunch place when in New London. When the weather is nice we sit outside and he has a salad. Sometimes I do, but I had a veggie burger today and it was tasty and filling. Not a fancy place but consistently good at what they do well. I recommend it for a casual breakfast or lunch.

Thank Roz B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the coffee, but it's not the best in town. Staff is kinda rude, at least the 3 times I've been there they were, but it's a cool little place.

Thank dasczuk
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly owner and staff. Quality sandwiches and salads. Would come back to grab a bite before heading to the ferry.

Thank lyawitz
New London, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool homey vibe in this quaint coffee shop, good, strong coffee, delicious sandwiches and I personally recommend the Dirty Chai!!!

Thank Al D
Mystic, Connecticut
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They make their own fabulous Tomato Soup, wonderful sandwiches of all sorts AND A YUMMY "Hughie's Love Salad" - lettuce, cheese, salami, & a heavenly garlic dressing!! Family owned restaurant who cooks & serve the food. The place in New London where you can often find Coast Guard Band members meeting for lunch to plan their upcoming concerts, and the... More 

1 Thank Charles and Jan... K
New London, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I teach at a college in New London. When I'm writing or reading or preparing class and need a change of environment I bring my books or computer to Muddy Waters, sit down on a comfortable sofa or at a table near the water, hear the 1950s - 60s music, look at the some of the memorabilia (old Life magazines,... More 

1 Thank Robert P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place through Trip Adviser and it was awesome. Very healthy menu and fabulous setting. Food was great and the views were great.

Thank rickdev57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Bank St, New London, CT 06320-6053
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: 860-444-2232

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