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Fuel Coffee Shop

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516 Chapel St, Ste 1, New Haven, CT 06511-7402
+1 203-773-5005
08:00 - 15:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after trying both the local Neapolitan pizzas. Glad we did. Wife got a mocha and I got a peanut butter cup. Both were delicious and totally hit the spot. Very friendly service! No wait as we were there early enough before the after dinner rush.

Thank John N
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Serves coffee, tea, and limited patries. The coffee is ok, but not great. Seating is limited but it is a quaint setting. THe area is very nice and very close to yale. Alot of interesting shops and restaurants around. Parking is not too difficult in the evening. If you are looking to examine local culture and college life this is... More 

Thank Donald S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

This is a neighborhood coffee house at its best - privately owned, female ownership, freshly ground coffee, baked goods, friendly chatter! They recently relocated from a larger location into this tiny hole in the wall, but the neighbors still manage to fit in the door to support the friendly owners and get their morning coffee and breakfast. They are located... More 

Thank ChefLin
New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

This is my local coffee shop...can't go wrong with it!!! Very chill and relax atmosphere! Recommended

Thank briana618
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

I waited 2 0 mins for a cup of coffee. The girl was very nice (I even tipped) but she was (as usual ) the only person helping 10 customers. They always make me late for work, so naturally I don't ever stop here in the morning. It is right on the way, but I can't stop. Five minutes I... More 

Thank Ababbynormal
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

Simple really, as many others have remarked, Fuel makes the best coffee in the area. Creamy latte and cappucino, beans not burnt beyond recognition, perfect temperature, this is espresso coffee properly made. This does not mean being at Fuel is always a wonderful experience. The smallish coffee shop can get busy, particularly on the weekends, service can be a bit... More 

Thank rr1042
Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

I've read a lot of good reviews of this place on both tripadvisor, and yelp. Maybe our barista was having a bad day, but she was absolutely disrespectful and rude to me and my sister-in-law while waiting for our coffee last weekend. My brother and sister-in-law are regular visitors. They apparently have a loyalty card, but they have never been... More 

Thank Sherry000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013

Visiting the neighborhood with designs on moving to it, we stopped in to Fuel for a coffee. I always prefer an espresso over any kind of American coffee so my husband (to my shock) ordered one as well. This may be just the second time since the 30 years ago when I lived in Italy that what I got was... More 

Thank nina9153
Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2010

Fuel is cool. Great atmosphere, excellent coffee, and perfect snacks. And by far the best staff anywhere in town, including all the big restaurants. They'll brighten up your day if you're in a bad mood. You'll come in for a cup and end up staying for two. Wooster Square would be snooze-city without it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2008

They understand coffee.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 Chapel St, Ste 1, New Haven, CT 06511-7402
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-773-5005

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