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A Round-Up of Your Favorite Connecticut Breakfast Spots

Lena's French Toast Souffle
Written by Sean Henri
Lena's French Toast Souffle

Lena’s French Toast Souffle. Photo by Angel S.

Yesterday we asked you on Twitter to tell us your favorite breakfast spots in Connecticut. As always, we got a variety of different answers. Here’s a round-up.

Feel free to keep them coming by telling us your favorite in the comments and we’ll expand the list!

The List:


The Corner Restaurant – 105 River Street, Milford, CT: Our very own Justin Henri (@JustinHenri23) made this recommendation. He likes it so much he wrote a review this past July. Check out their menu and hours at

Bella’s Cafe – 896 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT: Thanks to Seth Adam (@SethAdam) for the suggestion. Word on the street is their brie stuffed french toast with raspberry maple syrup is pretty amazing. Check out their menu at

Lena’s Cafe and Confections – 873 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT:  Another great suggestion by Seth. Be sure to try their corned beef hash or pumpkin french toast. Check out their menu & specials at http:/

The Pantry – 2 Mechanic Street, New Haven, CT:  Yet another suggestion by Seth.  The big hit here is their eggs benedict and cinnamon roll french toast. They don’t yet have a website, but you can get directions & hours on their Google+ page.

Rudy’s – 1227 Chapel St, New Haven, CT:  Historically known for their amazing Belgian frites, Rudy’s has undergone a major transformation – expanding their menu and changing locations. Our good pal Mindy Mekhail (@MindyMekhail) suggested their weekend brunch, saying she goes there “probably too often”. The brunch menu is available on Saturday’s and Sunday’s and features Caramelized Egg Nog French Toast and Croque-Madame.  See their full menu at

Cafe Atlantique – 33 River St, Milford, CT: Offering an impressive selection of crepes, coffees and teas, Cafe Atlantique is a great European-style cafe right in the heart of downtown Milford. Nearby business Villa Gormet (@thevillagourmet) gave us this recommendation.  Check them out on the web at

Breakfast at The Hidden Kitchen in Gilford, CT

Folks enjoying breakfast at the Hidden Kitchen in Gilford. Photo by Glenna F.

The Hidden Kitchen – 705 Boston Post Rd, Ste C4, Guilford, CT: This is Linda M’s (@linpman) favorite spot. Regulars love their home fries and large portions. Join them on Facebook here.

Last but not least, Holly (@Ancratyne) says her favorite breakfast spot is “Home!”, saying “I make the best banana amaretto pancakes.”  That sounds pretty epic to us. Here’s a recipe.

About the author

Sean Henri

Sean is the founder and editor of The Connecticut Weekender, and CEO and Founder of Pepperland Marketing. He's a lifelong CT resident and frequently blogs about the outdoors, beer, food, family life and small business in CT. Follow him on Twitter at @SeanHenri.

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  • Orangeside in New Haven is great for a no-nonsense breakfast. Also Pop’s Family Restaurant in Milford, CT. No frills, just good.

    King’s in Newtown is very good.

    Also a huge fan of Mamie’s in Roxbury.

    My all-time favorite happens to be on your list: The Corner in Milford.