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Bean and Leaf

463 Bank Street

Bean and Leaf opened its doors as a bright, relaxing and welcoming place to enjoy exquisite coffees and teas. It has evolved into a roost in this beautiful old downtown for people who enjoy those beverages, along with conversation, light-and-healthy food, and excellent, free music events. Comfortable seating, including some couches, is just right to enjoy live music almost nightly, including a jazz combo on Mondays and finger-picking acoustic guitar on Fridays. No cover to enjoy the music! Menu includes juices, salads and soups, bean dishes, toasted sandwiches, pitazzas, chips and dips. It is just what a classic coffee house should be. Open daily until 10 p.m.; Sundays until 8 p.m. New London's Historic Waterfront District is a hub of art, music, and design venues, unusual boutiques, and 30 eateries in a 26-block National Register Historic District.


We storied Bean & Leaf with a simple vision: Provide quality tresh-roasted coffee beans, the finest teas, properly prepared, delicious beverages, a focus on being good global citizens through fair, responsible coffee and tea buying practices, and the use of environmentally sound packaging. Our take out cups are biodegradable as are our straws, stir sticks, lids, and sleeves. We recycle nearly everything and compost our coffee grounds.


Stephanie Murphy

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Another favorite of mine!! Staff is always friendly and the food is cooked to order. Coffee is always fresh. Great place to meet for a chat or to grab a coffee before a walk.

Ken Morris

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
Super cup of roasted coffee!! Nice ambience early in the day! Plenty of seats and tables, nice music in the background, polite staff, and great views out the windows!! Enjoyable visit, will have to return!!

Jason Pratt

Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2013
Bean & Leaf is an absolutely wonderful cafe. Every time I've been there, the staff is extremely helpful and the coffee and food is delicious. The atmosphere is very soothing and relaxing. My opinion says it's way better than Starbucks or any other cafe I've been to. The outside patio is a great place to relax also, there's an overhang so the weather can't effect you. Overall Bean & Leaf is the nicest and most customer friendly place I've ever been to. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes a great cup of coffee and a relaxing environment!

JoAnn Diaferio

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016
Yum, Great Coffee, Food, and Very Friendly Super Sweet Service! Thanks Miss Bunny!

Sarah Grabner

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Great coffee, great atmosphere, the employees are so nice. They have coffee in the morning and a bar at night. I've yet to come across another place quite like it. I definitely recommend this place for a morning coffee or an after work drink.

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