7 Breakfast Spots for a Weekday Break
Breakfast—It’s the most important meal of the day. To get your workday started on the right foot, eastern Connecticut has delectable breakfast options from traditional diner fare to new takes on your first meal of the day. We’re sure your breakfast expectations will be full-filled.
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When Pigs Fly Cafe, Waterford
A hidden gem tucked away in Waterford’s Jordan Village, When Pigs Fly Cafe is a standout breakfast spot in eastern Connecticut. One cannot go wrong with the omelets – with limitless additional options that include avocado and goat cheese – or the perfectly golden waffles and pancakes. Additionally, the cafe’s signature coffees are a must try staple.
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Muddy Waters, New London
Located in a historic Bank Street building, Muddy Waters has been a fixture of the New London community since 2004. Muddy Waters’ comfy chairs and little nooks create a relaxing atmosphere as you enjoy their scrumptious breakfast sandwiches, baked goods and breakfast favorites. The service is quick, but the coffee shop is a place for New London regulars to linger. Enjoy the view of the Thames River from the outdoor deck with a steaming mug of locally roasted coffee.
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Cafe Otis, Norwich
Cafe Otis is a modern and eclectic all-day neighborhood cafe centered around community, local farms and innovation. Cafe Otis’s breakfasts are filled with hearty and wholesome ingredients, creatively and artfully prepared. The Mediterranean-inspired cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in downtown Norwich, CT in a beautifully restored 19th century architectural gem which was once the original home of Otis Library.
A restored gas station featuring barista-crafted coffee and inspired seasonal fare in historic downtown Mystic, CT, the restaurant has a sophisticated rustic atmosphere which compliments the menu. MBAR serves simple, modern American breakfasts – avocado toast or oats with fruit – to more traditional items – breakfast sandwiches and burritos.
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Jake’s Diner on State Street, New London
Jake’s Diner on State Street is serving up a new take on your favorite breakfast classics. Everything is fresh and made from scratch so you always get the best. Jake’s serves a wide variety of breakfast foods ranging from Eggs Benedict to Belgian waffles, ensuring a breakfast that will keep you going through a busy day.
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Groton Townhouse, Groton
Groton Townhouse is a family-style restaurant with countless options of omelets, pancakes, and waffles, bringing the classic American breakfast to the table with a bit of fun. Enjoy Oreo, peach melba, or patriotic pancakes, topped in red strawberries, fresh bananas and blueberries with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
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Seabird Bakeries, Plainfield, Groton, Colchester
Seabird Enterprises offers delicious treats at three bakeries: The Victorian and Village Bakery in Plainfield, Puffins Restaurant in Groton, and Cottage Gardens in Colchester. All serve breakfast and lunch in a homestyle atmosphere, served by a staff of enthusiastic employees engaged in Seabird’s training programs.
For a quick breakfast pickup that’s sure to satisfy, visit Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Groton, Montville, Gales Ferry, and Foxwoods or McDonald’s locations in Waterford, New London, Groton, East Lyme, and Mystic. Additionally, the Mystic Market located in East and West Mystic and Old Saybrook specializes in fresh baked breakfast treats. Quick Stop Convenience Store in Groton offers delicious items made to order.
With too many delicious options to list, look for our next listicle on brunches you’ll linger over. See more restaurant listings in our Business Directory.