Looking for lunch in the riverbank area of New London Saturday, I found many of the possibilities from a web search closed or out of business. But Sweeties Bakery and Cafe at 191 Bank Street was open. The decor can only be described as utilitarian - a counter with stools and a few small tables, food posters on the wall. The menu features soups, salads and sandwiches--many of the grilled or melt variety. I had the lentil soup de jour (quite good) and the Alpine Adventure sandwich (okay, but the wheat bread was very good). Companions had quiche and other sandwiches and said they were satisfied. We didn't have much time for their baked goods except for cookies. Service is catch as catch can.
All in all, a reasonable, but not a go-to destination.