Restaurant review: New London Cafe

BY LAURA GRUHLKE | The Statesman Food: 4.5/5

Service: 4/5

Atmosphere: 4/5

Price: 3.5/5

Overall: 4/5


The New London Café resides in the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth. Although it’s not super close to campus, it’s well worth the drive.

Upon walking into New London Café for the first time I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Some cafes are more like restaurants rather than coffee shops. New London Café seems to fall somewhere right in between the two.

With a large coffee menu and bakery, including pies from the famous Betty’s Pies, it has a coffee shop feel. They also have a pretty big menu for the size of the establishment.

The menu consists of a lot of Duluth classics, like a wild rice burger and an assortment of fish and chips. I chose to get something I don’t typically see on a menu: a chicken artichoke sandwich. Since I’m a lover of artichoke dip and chicken sandwiches I thought I’d give it a try.

I was definitely not disappointed. Although a little skeptical at first, it was probably one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had. However, substituting fries costs an additional $1.75, which is a little much in my opinion, but they were really good.

Being a smaller eatery there were only two servers working during our visit. Our server was extremely nice and brought our food and drinks out right away.

The atmosphere of New London Café reminds me a little of Central Perk from the television show ‘Friends,’ mainly because it seems like a place you could hang out at for hours to talk and drink coffee.

I would recommend going to New London Café for a cup of coffee, to hang out or to have a nice meal with friends.

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