Eating My Way Around CT: There’s No Question That Koffee? Has Good Coffee

As Lorelei Gilmore once said, “I can’t stop drinking the coffee. I stop drinking the coffee, I stop doing the standing and the walking and the words putting into the sentence doing.” And, that relates to my relationship with coffee on more levels than one.

And, what I love about coffee is finding a good cup of coffee. This week, I’ve discovered a good place for exactly that. And, it has coffee in the name.

That place is Koffee? This gem is located on the corner of Audubon Street and Whitney Avenue in New Haven.

Now, the vibe in Koffee? screams cozy coffee shop vibe with cozy couches, arm chairs, and tables scattered throughout. It’s the place that you can escape the world with your book for a few minutes curled up with a latte. It is also a great place for you to shut off the world if you have a lot of work to do, whether that may be studying, homework, or even some writing for a blog.

Oh, and the coffee.

Koffee? stands true to the name. Their lattes are some of the best that I’ve ever had. I’ve only had their Nutella latte so far. But, while it’s the only thing that I’ve had on their menu, let me tell you this – it is one of the best lattes that I’ve ever had. You can really taste the Nutella flavor with every delicious sip. And, I’ve had a lot of lattes.

The Nutella latte isn’t the only latte coffee has. They have a Ginger Snap, which is a spiced chai latte, with a dual shot of espresso. And, true to the name, they do have coffee as well.

In addition to the caffeine, you can also get some cold and frozen drinks, known on the menu as “the cold and frozen stuff.” I have yet to try any of these, but looking on the menu makes me eager to try them. This portion of the menu offers Italian soda, iced teas, cold brew coffee and iced coffee. Additionally, they have frozen Nutella and cookie dough espresso drinks as well as lemonade.

Furthermore, they have more than just beverages. They offer an assortment of muffins and scones, bagels and croissants. All of these are perfect to pair with a perfect cup of coffee.

But, the menu expands to be more than just breakfast foods. They have a grand assortment of sandwiches and salads as well.

Finally, Koffee also offers cocktails as well. After 5 p.m., it transforms into Koffee? After Dark. I have yet to experience this, but the website promises that it “turns the lights down, and start serving delicious red and white wines and a handful of carefully selected beers.” It promises to be a “hang-out-and-enjoy-a-drink-and-good-conversation place.”

Interesting. If it’s anything like Koffee? during the day, I can be certain that it will be exactly that.

So, if you’re looking for a good cup of coffee in the New Haven area, it’s as simple as the word coffee. Only it’s spelled with a K.

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