Lulu's love affair with coffee goes back to when she was a young girl drinking espresso after dinner with her Grandfather Luigi and with her father William at his luncheonette. Her father, known as Willie Mac, owned and operated a much loved business in New Haven where she worked. ate wonderful food and drank dark, fresh coffee which was freshly roasted daily at McDonalds Roasters on Chapel Street. The smell of roasting coffee filling the air in downtown New Haven on any given day.
She founded her tiny coffeehouse in 1991 and since then it has garnered a reputation near and far for the quality and strength of the coffee, the wonderfully eccentric people that gather and the discussions that happen organically. Customers from all walks of life loyally meet and enjoy a cup of coffee with a side of conversation.