Choupette Crêperie & Cafè
Founded by Adil Chokairy, who grew up in Paris, France, Choupette Crêperie & Café has a variety of authentic French crêpes. Located on Whitney Avenue, this bistro has a warm and friendly atmosphere, just as if you were at a local cafe in Paris.
Another favorite: As Connecticut’s first cat cafe, Mew Haven is a relaxing spot where customers can have some snacks, many cat-themed, and beverages while playing with cats. Students love this place because it’s close to campus (located on Whalley Avenue) and all the cats are foster cats up for adoption. This cafe gives both students and cats a happy place to be.
Three Brothers Diner
Located in Hamden, Three Brothers Diner is a place many students enjoy going to because they accept Hoot Loot cards as a form of payment. It’s open early in the morning and late into the night. They offer a variety of foods including eggs, omelets and pancakes.
Another favorite: Bella’s Cafe, Whalley Avenue, is cozy place. It offers a variety of unique foods. This place is a hotspot for students who stay on campus during the weekend and those who are up early enough for breakfast because of their filling pancakes and French toast, freshly squeezed orange juice and homemade buttermilk biscuits.
From customizable hamburgers to vegetarian nachos, Prime 16, located on Temple Street by the New Haven Green, has a variety of options for everyone when it comes to lunch. It offers a wide variety of food, including burgers and sandwiches, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options. There is even a bar for 21+ students.
Mecha Noodle Bar
Located on Crown Street in the heart of downtown New Haven, Mecha serves some of Asia’s most known dishes including Japanese Ramen and Vietnamese Pho. This place is loved by many university students because of how different it is from all the other local places around and its relaxing atmosphere. According to their website, it is not just any “fusion” or sushi place. It is inspired by American, Vietnamese, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Korean, New England, Momofuku and Totto cuisine.
Known for their waffle bubble cones and odd ice cream flavors, Milkcraft is another favorite among students. Located on Crown Street, the place itself has a cool atmosphere with a New York City vibe. It’s a great place to stop by and grab some ice cream on a hot day.
Another favorite: Coming up with the name Donut Crazy must have not been hard since they are most known for their crazy donuts. From the cereal donut to the average Boston cream, Donut Crazy has many flavors for students to try. It is located
on York Street, next to Broadway, and offer a 10% discount with
a valid student ID.
Story by: Sarah Shelton