The 10 Best Brunch Spots in Connecticut!

Come hungry and be prepared to indulge in a mimosa-heavy, creative brunch in Connecticut. With casual spots, farm to table options, and high-end meals, food lovers will find something amazing at these brunch spots. Dig your fork into savory or sweet options with perfect sides, and a mimosa when you enjoy brunch in Connecticut.

1. Engine Room, Mystic, CT

The brunch at Engine Room is what foodie dreams are made of and can be enjoyed every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Feast on the mouthwatering cinnamon pecan bun cooked in a cast iron skillet, bacon cheeseburger hash, or cornmeal pancakes with citrus butter and maple syrup. Create your own Bloody Mary or sip a mimosa—traditional or otherwise—in their swanky digs while awaiting your meal.

2. La Belle Aurore, Niantic, CT

On weekends only, La Belle Aurore serves up an incredible brunch to remember. Their stuffed French toast is a menu standout and oozes with cream cheese and fresh berries. The farm stand vegetable hash is also a very flavorful option and is composed of a seasonal bounty of fresh vegetables, eggs, and toast.

3. The Tea Kettle, Old Saybrook, CT

The Tea Kettle restaurant has an amazing array of fluffy jumbo pancakes to make for a perfect brunch. Select from strawberry shortcake, blue pig in my blanket, cranberry walnut, cinnamon bun among other flavorful options. Brunch options also include a huge selection of egg dishes and paleo meals. 

4. G Café Bakery, Branford and New Haven, CT

For a chilled-out brunch with friends, head over to G Café Bakery and dine on smoked salmon toast, avocado toast, amazing pastries, and other delicious carb delights. With hot coffee made to order, the laidback atmosphere, and great company, G Café Bakery is a great option for any bread-lover.

5. Terrain, Westport, CT

You’ll find yourself exclaiming, “wow” upon entrance to Terrain, a farm to table restaurant and Instagrammable lifestyle store. Upon further examination of the brunch menu, diners will find seasonal quiche, artisanal cheese boards, avocado toast, and more. Although brunch is pricey here, the focus on fresh ingredients and a calming atmosphere makes this meal feel ultra-special.

6. Firebox, Hartford, CT

From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Sunday, eat your heart out at Firebox. This lovely locavore spot offers amazing baked French toast with apricots and currants, whipped butter, lemon zest, and a drizzle of maple syrup, mushroom toast, huevos rancheros, and more. Shareable sides of sweet potato bread, honey-Sriracha bacon, and home fries round out the tasty meals.

7. Millwrights Restaurant, Simsbury, CT

Dig into a lazy Sunday brunch at Millwrights, which offers hearty, heavenly options such as steak and eggs, honey mascarpone toast, kale and cheddar frittata, and more. The menu is a three-course, prix fixe for $29.

8. Foundry Kitchen and Tavern, Sandy Hook, CT

Foundry Kitchen and Tavern offers a savory brunch menu with options that set themselves apart from other brunch spots in Connecticut. Brunch options feature hush puppies, Scotch eggs, corned beef hash, and spicy hangover noodles. A variety of creative sides and hand held internationally inspired sandwiches are also available. 

9. RISE, Mystic, CT

Enjoy brunch any time at RISE, the newly opened breakfast and brunch spot that uses locally sourced ingredients. Delicious breakfast options abound such as buttermilk pancakes, hash and eggs, build your own omelets, and lush sandwiches. Top the meal off with a cold brew or bring your own champagne for a special brunch (no corkage fee).

10. Spotted Horse Tavern, Westport, CT

Westport’s Spotted Horse serves up New American fare in a restored federal house. One look at their brunch menu, and your mouth will be watering. Try their delicious steak and eggs—an eight-ounce ribeye with two over easy eggs, served with an English muffin, turkey bacon, and potato hash. For those with a sweet tooth, try their tri-berry tipsy waffle, which is topped with Luxardo triple sec-marinated raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and Chantilly cream. The waffle is also served up with turkey bacon, potato hash, and maple au jus. 

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