It's Official: Upscale East Haven Coffee Shop to Open Soon

A new independent coffee cafe — with outdoor seating, iPad stations and wireless internet — is slated to open up this spring in the Trolley Square Plaza.

East Haven residents will soon have a new spot in town to share a good cup of coffee with a friend, get a bit of work done on their laptop or sit outside in the warmer weather enjoying a fresh frozen yogurt.

After months of planning and negotiations the rental agreement to secure and lease out the now vacant 1,635-square-foot space next to the U.S. Post Office in the Trolley Square Plaza for the coffee shop has just been signed.

'It's A Go'

Richard Cordeiro, a Guilford resident who is opening the new cafe along with a business partner, called East Haven Patch on Monday to report the good news.

'It's a go," Cordeiro said of the project.

He added that he had just put up the "Coming Soon" sign at the spot.

Spring Opening Date

With the lease now signed, Cordeiro said the focus will now shift to getting the work done to convert the space into the cafe.

That is expected to kick off soon, but will still take some eight to nine weeks to complete, he said.

"We're looking at the beginning of April, maybe the 1st to the 15th, in there, for opening," he told East Haven Patch.

Coffee, Yogurt & iPads

The shop will not only feature quality coffee drinks, but also a self-serve area for frozen yogurt.

The plans for the cafe include an area for outdoor seating on the street side of the building and state-of-the-art wireless internet access — as well as iPads mounted into some of the shop's counter tops.

And Cordeiro has said he also plans to offer discounts to senior citizens, as well.


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thomas February 06, 2013 at 05:12 PM
ice coffee is there a place you don t have to pay extra for ice? MAYBE THIS IS THE ONE.
Shelley February 06, 2013 at 06:15 PM
So nice to see more "upscale" places opening in E. Haven. Maybe if more did open, the "undesirables" would leave? One can only hope! With being right next to Branford/N. Branford, it would be nice to have people WANT to stay in E. Haven...good luck!
Norm Brody February 06, 2013 at 10:38 PM
I will welcome this new business to town. However, I would prefer the seating to be on the parking lot side of the building. As far as the kids on bikes and skateboards, if we had a place in town for them to go, they wouldn't be hanging out in the shopping center. This is what kids are supposed to do- hang with their friends and ride bikes and skateboards.
Rfish February 07, 2013 at 09:41 PM
Oxy.....All I have to say it is negativity like yours that brings a town down. Those teens on their bikes actually helped me the other day asking if they could do anything to help. When you show respect to people young or old you get it back in return. I lived in East Haven for 11 years before my cottage was flooded and found there to be real good hard working people living here. Stop hatinyg and start contributing positively to the place you live. Signed New Owner.
Happy Mom May 31, 2013 at 02:26 AM
Great little place to stop by and have a beverage...hot or cold. I was in the area and noticed they were open and tried their red velvet frappachino and it was a delicious treat! Going to stop in on the way to work to pick up my morning coffee next!


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