Closed Mondays

Monday, July 6, 2015

Last Monday was J's and my second anniversary, so to celebrate we decided to try out somewhere new for the most delicious meal of the day - breakfast. We decided to head to the nearby city of New London to eat breakfast close to the beach, but unfortunately, the breakfast spot that we've heard great reviews on is closed on Mondays (despite their website proclaiming 'Now Open Mondays!'). Luckily, J knew of another place down the road, but upon arrival, that too was closed. Both of us starving at this point, we decided to head to a New London to visit the iconic Muddy Waters Cafe (I had actually never been before as I thought it was a bar; 42 Bank Street).

I'm glad that the first places we tried were closed, as Muddy Waters was awesome! I'm talking a huge array of fresh made pastries, breakfast sandwiches, brewed coffee, and tons of locals chatting. Inside there are comfy couches and lounge chairs or you could take your food to the porch that overlooks both the train station and marina with ferries that come and go.







Following a very leisurely breakfast we decided to take a short stroll (because several other things were also closed Mondays!) through downtown New London. Every time I head to New London it seems as though the city has commissioned a new, gorgeous piece of street art. Check out that whale, fox, and monkey (bigfoot?) one below! New London even know has a self guided walking tour and map of all of the street art - love it.








Little did we know that everything we tried to do would be closed on Monday! Fortunately, we had an amazing breakfast and took advantage of a sunny day by checking out street art. We also found a historical gem in a surprising location - more about that on Friday!


What's up with everything being closed on Mondays in downtown New London? How do you turn a negative travel situation into a positive one?

4 comments:

  1. Love the whale tail statue!

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    1. Me too! It is very cool looking! New London was a huge whaling city so the statue and a lot of the street art fits in perfectly.

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  2. Monday seems to be the new Sunday in a lot of places due to very little business that day of the week. That café looks super cute, looks like you weren't so unlucky after all!

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    1. It does seem like that! The cafe ended up being great!

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