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Muddy Waters Cafe

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42 Bank St, New London, CT 06320-6053
+1 860-444-2232
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09:00 - 14:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful coffee shop with awesome baked goods and coffee to die for!! I had a cinnamon roll latte and it both smelled and tasted EXACTLY like a fresh baked roll! Great atmosphere and friendly staff. A refreshing break from the typical Starbucks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to have a mid-morning cup of coffee and a slice of cake. Muddy Waters was the only café we spotted on lower Bank street so we popped in. The girls behind the counter were pleasant. We were expecting a little more helpfulness though when asking about the various sweet confections. We ordered and sat... More 

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Saratoga Springs NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stooped here for lunch while in New London for the day. The cafe is located on a narrow winding street in the riverfront that obviously dates back to the earliest days of the town. The menu was excellent - we had specialty sandwiches and ate on the deck overlooking the waterfront. Our hosts were very nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Muddy Waters for lunch today based on its strong ranking on TripAdvisor The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very unique. Service was very good. Neat place. Will definitely go back when nearby.

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1 Thank Michael B
Leland, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Nice views and good lunch options. Our wraps were huge. You could easily split a portion between two people. Very tasty.

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Milford, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A local haunt full of character and ambiance. Wonderful eatery where you can grab a tasteful breakfast sandwich and take in the local color and watch the river go by on their outside deck. Almost worth moving to New London to be part of the culture.

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Canandaigua, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This place is wonderful with surprisingly good food. The decor is funky coffee shop chic (in a good way) You pick a seat (they have outdoor seating too) then order at the counter. They bring your food to you when ready. They have salads, soups and sandwiches etc. We had tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches which were great. We... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a wonderful place to stop for breakfast or lunch - excellent food and a nice interior to relax in or sit on the back deck and enjoy the sunshine and view! We went for lunch and enjoyed two of their excellent sandwiches. I recommend looking at their daily special chalkboard as they offer great specials! I had the... More 

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1 Thank Richard M
New London, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

An inviting place with outdoor seating overlooking the Thames River in the summer- and warm comfy seating in the winter. Consistently good breakfast and lunch choices as well as scrumptious pastry to accompany great coffee- any way you prefer it. Friendly accommodating staff will ensure your happy experience at Muddy Waters.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here during my trip to CT. Got an amazing breakfast here. Try the hot apple cider with caramel.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Bank St, New London, CT 06320-6053
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: +1 860-444-2232

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