The 10 Best Breakfast Places in Connecticut!

Are you a sweet or salty breakfast lover? No matter your ordering preferences, Nutmeggers are sure to find a scrumptious dish at one of Connecticut’s 10 best spots for breakfast. From diners to cafés and sister restaurants, options abound for tasty pancakes, eggs, and French toast.

1. Laurel Diner, Southbury, CT

This cash-only breakfast and lunch pit-stop is an all-around local favorite for a hot, hearty, and affordable meal. Scrumptious breakfast menu items include the hash and cheese omelet using homemade corned beef hash, paradise pancakes with bananas, pecans, coconut, and powdered sugar, and basic egg dishes with home fries, toast, and corned beef hash. The owners clearly work hard to produce the best possible breakfasts for their customers.

2. Noah’s, Stonington, CT

Open early for breakfast, Noah’s is a year-round favorite for locals in southeastern Connecticut and southwestern Rhode Island. The fluffy blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup and always full cup of coffee never disappoints. The local art displayed on the walls provides a great surrounding for mellow conversations between bites of the most important meal of the day.

3. The Corner Restaurant, Milford, CT

Open for breakfast and lunch, the Corner Restaurant has a tantalizing menu with rather creative options. Those seeking savory breakfast options will love the spiced Indian duck tortilla, goat cheese medallions, and African hash, while sweet breakfast lovers will drool over the peaches and cream stuffed French toast, pecan crusted French toast, and several pancake options. The Corner Restaurant has been serving up delicious food to the Milford community for 20 years.

4. Somewhere in Time, Mystic, CT

With bottomless cups of fill-your-own coffee and an extensive menu, Somewhere in Time is the perfect spot for a filling meal or hangover cure. Featuring numerous egg creations or make-your-own, savory breakfast lovers will rejoice, and perhaps need to unbutton that top button due to the portion size. Sweet breakfast lovers will be able to dig into stacks of massive pancakes to their hearts’ content.

5. When Pigs Fly, Waterford, CT

Serving breakfast all day and bottomless cups of coffee, When Pigs Fly is a cozy spot in Waterford serving up delicious breakfasts. Run by the same owners of Somewhere in Time in Mystic, it’s also worth stopping by When Pigs Fly, as several of the menu items are distinct and the quality is equally as good. Weekly French toast specials are certainly a top selection.

6. The Place 2 Be, Hartford, CT

Serving breakfast and lunch, the Place 2 Be has such tasty options that diners will have difficulty selecting just one item off the menu. Dishes include egg sandwiches, pancakes, eggs Benedict, French toast, waffles, yogurt parfaits, and more. A favorite menu item is the Franklin stuffed French toast made from two pieces of challah stuffed with cream cheese or Nutella and topped with generous tasty options. Parents will also delight in the special (and healthy) kid’s breakfast menu.

7. Cisco’s Restaurant, Newington, CT

Order up American breakfasts or Mexican specials at Cisco’s Restaurant. Filling breakfast platter options come with buttery toast and potatoes. In addition to the savory egg platter breakfasts, there are several types of pancakes, French toast, and lighter options such as oatmeal. Breakfast specials are also available including huevos rancheros.

8. The Vanilla Bean Café, Pomfret, CT

This bright, high ceilinged café features extensive breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. For a quick weekday breakfast, grab an egg, pastrami, and Swiss cheese on an English muffin, or a freshly baked pastry with a cup of coffee to go. Those enjoying a meal at one of their many tables can opt for a bottomless cup of coffee and an omelet off their creative menu.

9. Parkside Café, Bristol, CT

Using eggs from local farms, Parkside Café fries up numerous egg dishes, omelets, and sandwiches for very affordable prices. Griddle items include pancakes, French toast, Belgian waffles, and weekly crepe specials. Side orders like muffins, meat, oatmeal, and breads are also available to complete your meal. 

10. The Shack, East Lyme, CT

With outlets in East Lyme, Waterford, and Groton, the Shack is hopping at breakfast time. Menu items are delicious and filling, but don’t miss out on the excellent side dishes, specifically the homey fries, which are home fries topped with cheese, bacon, sour cream, and scallions. Items on the local favorites menu, such as a Popeye scramble and vegetable omelet, come with a free cup of coffee or tea.

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