This highly recommended breakfast and brunch spot, The Pantry, serves up typical brunch options with delicious twists. The eggs Benedict are made incredibly well and the portions are huge so you’ll be sure to walk out satisfied. Sink your teeth into the cinnamon roll pancakes to indulge your sweet tooth or an egg sandwich for quell any savory cravings.
2 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT, +1 203 787 0392
Zoi’s On Orange
For delicious breakfast sandwiches at good prices, Zoi’s On Orange is a delicious option. They have tasty coffee and incredibly kind staff. This little cafe uses fresh ingredients and their sandwiches work as the perfect hangover cures. The sandwiches are made-to-order so the entire menu ca be customized to each individual’s liking and the food is served piping hot and fresh. The sweet potato fries are some of the best in the area too. The sandwich shop itself is quite small but the al fresco area is huge; when the weather is good, it’s a lovely place to enjoy a meal in quiet surroundings.
338 Orange Street, New Haven, CT, +1 203 777 6736
On the weekdays at Bella’s Café, guests will be seated immediately but on the weekends expect a short wait. Bella’s serve unique and creative omelets, delicious bread which comes already buttered and perfectly cooked meat dishes with vegetables. Omelet ingredients include yellow squash, grilled eggplant, Asiago cheese, shiitake, cremini and oyster mushrooms. The homemade fries are deliciously crispy and complement their dishes well. From whipped grits to jumbo shrimps, Bella’s offers delicious home food and everything is well-flavored and seasoned.
896 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT, +1 203 387 7107
Lena’s Café and Confections
This small cafe, Lena’s Café and Confections, is a delicious breakfast and brunch place. The food is fantastic and the coffee is even better. From the corn beef half to the country scramble filled with vegetables and incredibly creative classics, you can’t go wrong with anything you order. The omelets served here are very unique and creative too, such as the crab meat omelet, which consists of lump crab meat, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and brie cheese topped with avocado. Lena’s does get busy so be sure to call ahead to get a table.
873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT, +1 203 397 5885
City Point Kitchen
For a perfect brunch of buttermilk pancakes or hash and eggs, City Point Kitchen delivers. The high-quality ingredients stand out in the dishes and the house-made sausage is a highly recommended dish. The overall ambiance of this space is laid-back and relaxed. City Point Kitchen serves everything from sandwiches and to pancakes, to yogurt and granola. If you are looking for a good variety of breakfast and brunch options this is the place to go. The cafe is quite small so be sure to look out for it or you might just miss it.
98 S Water Street, New Haven, CT, +1 475 238 6101
For a well-decorated cafe, Leisha’s Bakeria is a lovely option for brunch. The service is excellent and the options are much more unique than the usual breakfast fare. From large omelets to a delicious lobster waffle with grits, Leisha’s cooks everything well, ensuring that each dish is filled with flavor and satisfies each individual’s brunch needs. This little gem comes with a great selection of fresh sandwiches and quiches. The only problem is that parking is hard to find so expect a little walk.
7 Lafayette Circle, Bridgeport, CT, +1 203 557 8652
A lovely mom-and-pop cafe, Harborview Market offers a warm and homely atmosphere. They have incredibly fresh baked good like delicious almond croissants and chocolate chip cookies. The breakfast sandwiches are all unique and creative which makes it a great place to try something new. The outdoor seating is absolutely beautiful; however, it is quite limited so it’s recommended to head here early to grab a seat outside. The homemade muffins and fudge may make a regular out of you if you haven’t been here before.
218 Harborview Ave, Bridgeport, CT, +1 203 367 7336
Home On The Range
With unique breakfast choices aimed towards a healthy breakfast, Home On The Range is a great place to start your day. The atmosphere here is very tranquil and relaxed. The food is all well-made with excellent sandwiches, eggs and soups. Everything is cooked fresh-to-order and the sandwiches have very inventive names, as well as inventive ingredients. This local hangout spot draws in people from surrounding towns too as it’s a very popular space.
2992 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT, +1 203 336 3514
Toni’s Tuscan Table
An experience at Toni’s Tuscan Table will be fantastic from start to finish. The food speaks for itself, ranging from delicious potatoes doused in mozzarella cheese and served with sausages, to perfect eggs Benedict. Their Sunday brunches are playful and creative with all of the classics made with a delicious twist. The breakfast pizza is an incredible creation with a bacon jam base, which replicates the sweetness of a tomato sauce. The owner, Toni, is incredibly friendly and is happy to make any changes to her menu so guests can customize their dishes. For fresh, creative Italian dishes this is the place to go.
1006 Broad St, Bridgeport, CT, +1 203 814 7477
From the moment you walk into Hannah’s Kitchen you’ll be greeted with smiles in a warm atmosphere. They offer a great selection of fresh sandwiches and homemade deli food. The homemade fries are very tasty too and Hannah is a very sweet, charming host. The breakfast sandwiches are served all day along with salads and wraps. All of the food is very affordable and include typical breakfast options. However, there is an omelet of the day, which is always a fantastic choice to go for.
3530 Main Street, Stratford, CT, +1 203 870 8172