10 Coffee Shops in Mystic Country to Keep You Caffeinated Last Updated 10/16

Ten unique eastern Connecticut coffee haunts to help you keep caffeinated during your travels. Because everyone knows that coffee is more than just a beverage, its a way of life.

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Muddy Waters, New London

Located in the heart of downtown New London, this friendly cafe (owned by the parents of famed YouTuber Casey Neistat) offers a variety of coffees, breakfast sandwiches, soups, salads, and a great deck view of Thames River.

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Victoria Station Cafe, Putnam

A small family-owned cafe and bakery that's big on charm. Located in beautiful downtown Putnam, Connecticut.

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Ben's Beans, Putnam

For every bag of coffee sold, this Putnam-based coffee house makes a donation to those in need in coffee producing countries.

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Grounded Coffee Company, Willimantic

Grounded Coffee Co. is an exciting new coffee shop that just opened in downtown Willimantic, featuring artfully crafted coffee and espresso from coffee roasters from all over the East Coast.

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Vault Coffee Roasters, Mystic

Made by those who love to make great coffee for the people who love to drink great coffee. Olde Mistick Village's Vault specializes in local, small batch, hand roasted coffees. The cafe recently has begun serving only small farm and certified organic coffees much to their fans delight.

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The Yellow House Coffee & Tea Room, Stonington

This aptly named cafe and tea room is snuggled into the charming seaside village of Stonington. The coffee spot become a favorite of the cast and crew of the 2012 film Hope Springs which was fillmed in Stonington Borough and the surrounding area. 

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Bartlebys' Cafe, Mystic

Bartleby's motto: "If you can't be happy... be CAFFEINATED!" And be in downtown Mystic. (We added that last part.) This coffee shop is a local favorite which prides itself on freshly roasted, hand-ground coffee.

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The Vanilla Bean Cafe, Pomfret

Located on National Scenic Byway Route 169 and in operation since 1989, this award-winning cafe was named "Connecticut's Best Country Café" by Yankee Magazine. While it has grown to be much more than its coffee shop roots, locals still stop in for their morning cup of java.

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Green Marble Coffee House, Mystic

Tucked away on a side street in downtown Mystic, Green Marble is the perfect place to have a cup of fresh roasted coffee and relax (maybe even with a four-legged friend) in the shop's outdoor seating area.

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Washington Street Coffee House, New London

Located in downtown New London, this coffee shop has local roots with the co-owners meeting while working at the Oyster Club in Mystic. While living together on a boat in Noank, they had dreams of bringing their culinary skills together and opening a small cafe with really great food and even better coffee. They opened Washington Street in October 2012.

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Mystic Depot Roasters, Mystic

Ok. So we couldn't keep it to 10 and had to take it to 11. Mystic Depot Roasters is Mystic's newest coffee shop. Located in the Mystic Depot Train Station, the cafe serves up craft coffees while waiting for the trains to arrive.