The Best Brunch Spots in Connecticut

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The best restaurants for brunch Spots in Connecticut include bottomless Sangria slushies, Pork Belly Benedict, and ultimate comfort food classics.

The Place 2 Be


This brunch spot in Connecticut is The Place 2 Be for amazing brunch and bottomless drinks including the sangria slushie. The Smoked Salmon Benny, a take on eggs benedict with the classic English muffin and hollandaise sauce is even better than the original with savory smoked salmon. 

The Nutella coconut pancakes, and Red White and Blue Belgian waffles bring a delightfully sweet element to brunch. 860-904-7891

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The Elm Street Diner


The Elm Street Diner serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch alongside milkshakes garnished to epic proportions. Visit Instagram to see their revolving menu of Ultimate Shakes, or if you are celebrating, try the Cake Shake topped with a full slice of cake. 

For brunch, be sure to try the Chicken and Waffles. This ultimate comfort food classic features crispy fried chicken atop a fluffy Belgian waffle topped with Vermont maple syrup. 203-325-1141

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If you would prefer something elegantly crafted and casual instead of over-the-top menu items, check out RISE in Mystic, CT. RISE puts emphasis on quality, local ingredients. 

For a breakfast combination that is sure to please, pair the Italian egg sandwich with Spicy Italian Sausage, Sautéed Peppers Onions, and Provolone on a Bulky Roll with the House Made Brisket Hash. 860-415-9519

Stone Row Kitchen and Bar


There are a lot of great things you can say about Stone Row Kitchen and Bar, but the three most important words are Pork Belly Benedict. Soft-boiled eggs, chipotle hollandaise, heritage-breed pork belly, and a side of brioche. 

Stone Row Kitchen and Bar selects only the finest ingredients available and creates a simple yet upscale menu. 860-423-4243

Caffe Social


With a separate menu for sandwiches, omelets, and benedicts, this trendy brunch spot in Connecticut has something for everyone. 

The avocado toast on multigrain with grilled tomatoes and a fried egg is a must. Pair it with their signature Socialini which blends Prosecco, organic orange mango juice, a splash of rosé, a strawberry garnish, and a raw sugar rim for the complete Caffe Social experience. 203-939-9523

Centro Ristorante & Bar


Centro is a small, homey feeling brunch spot in Connecticut perfect for the whole family or a meeting with friends. Start off with delicious buttery croissants served with a sweet raspberry butter, and then choose from their savory organic egg dishes, flatbreads, salads and so much more. 

You cannot go wrong with Centro’s Grilled Salmon Niçoise salad accompanied by their herb vinaigrette. 203-255-1210

Hub and Spoke


The brunch in Connecticut menu at Hub and Spoke in Bridgeport, CT offers everything from sweet Apple Cinnamon French Toast to delicious Pancetta, Spinach and Feta Omelettes. 

Another popular option is their brunch buffet. The buffet not only includes many brunch menu highlights, but also complimentary Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s creating a weekend win! 203-345-9110

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Amber Clark
Amber Clark is a freelance writer and wellness advisor residing in Litchfield County, Connecticut. She holds an Associate of Arts degree from NVCC, and devotes much of her time to furthering her education through literature and personal experience. Her passions include writing, reading, food, nutrition, and the outdoors.