The Best Brunches in Southeastern Connecticut

Monday, July 20, 2015

I've missed breakfasts of eggs, french toast, fresh fruit, pancakes, and refills of freshly brewed coffee. Back in the US, I'm making sure to enjoy my fill of breakfasts and brunches around the southeastern portion of Connecticut.

Somewhere in Time, Mystic: Somewhere in Time serves up creative breakfast sandwiches, omelets, french toast, and pancakes - all staples of an American brunch.

Note: Somewhere in Time has a sister restaurant called When Pigs Fly in Waterford, Connecticut. Same great food, different location.

Noah's, Stonington Borough: A tried and true favorite located in the heart of Stonington Borough, serves delicious, hearty breakfasts. I'm a huge fan of the challah french toast and their blueberry pancakes.

blueberry pancakes from Noah's in Stonington

La Belle Aurore, Niantic: La Belle Aurore is such a cool restaurant. There menu frequently changes as they work with local farms and serve whatever is fresh off the farms. We (my sister, J, Mom, and I) brought my Dad their for Father's Day and we all loved it - J and I had been before but they hadn't. I even decided to step out of my breakfast comfort zone of pancakes or french toast to have the eggs and vegetable hash - such a great decision.

Muddy Waters, New London: New to me, but not new to New London is Muddy Waters Cafe. They serve light breakfasts that include muffins, baked goods, and egg sandwiches. Muddy Waters is located right on the Thames River in Groton, from its outdoor tables you can sit and watch ferries and trains come and go.

food from Muddy Waters in New London

The Shack, East Lyme: The Shack is an old staple of mine, as I went to high school just a minute or two down the road. The portion sizes at the Shack are huge and the prices are pretty reasonable making it a local favorite. When I re-visited The Shack recently with J I ordered the stack of blueberry pancakes and had forgotten how huge their serving sizes are. Four pancakes is way too much for one breakfast! Note: The Shack is also located in New London and Waterford.

pancakes from the Shack in East Lyme

Where is your favorite place to go for brunch?


  1. Mmm... all that glorious french toast is killing me this morning! x

    1. I'm dying for those blueberry pancakes. Breakfast is the best meal of the whole day!