Best Brunch in Connecticut
Summer has officially arrived, and there isn’t a better way to kick off the first weekend of the season than with a delightful and leisurely Saturday brunch. It’s the perfect prerequisite for those lazy summer afternoons spent lounging by the pool or seaside at any of Connecticut’s pristine beaches. No need to rack your memory for which restaurant to choose though, we’ve already rounded up our favorite brunch spots in Connecticut and here are our local expert agents top picks:
Sugar Bowl –The Sugar Bowl is the perfect place for a comfortable and small-town vibe brunch with friends and family. The delicious, homemade Canadian bacon and egg sandwiches and a famous muffin on the side are favorites amongst many.
1033 Post Rd, Darien, CT 06820
Rosie –Rosie is a great place to enjoy a leisurely brunch every day of the week. Its available outdoor seating allows you to eat an enjoyable meal on a beautiful summer day. The Huevos rancheros, a vegetarian dish consisting of well-seasoned beans and fresh avocado, will absolutely not disappoint. Be sure to grab one of Rosie’s well-known carrot cakes with mile-high frost and fresh coconut at the end of the meal.
27 Elm St., New Canaan, CT 06840
Splash Restaurant & Bar –Splash gives a delightful Sunday brunch at one of New England’s best waterfront dining. Its beautiful views, tasty food, and complimentary champagne cocktail make this a desirable place to start the week with friends. The brunch buffet has a variety of stations such as the hot food station, made to order your way station, chilled seafood station, and more. The extravagant desserts, such as the peanut butter mousse cake and chocolate covered strawberries, are only a few ways to end your meal perfectly.
260 Compo Rd, South Westport, CT 06880
Dressing Room –Dressing Room gives the customer an old and friendly, rustic weekend brunch experience. It has a very comfortable feel with local organic food that is sustainable and healthy. Its Woozie Wickfors’ Eggs Benedict served with a warm, homemade biscuit is exceptionally tasteful.
27 Powers Ct., Westport, CT 06880
Café Oo La La –Café Oo La La is the ideal place to enjoy Modern European food with friends and colleagues. Its great food, efficient service and comfortable atmosphere make the customers always coming back for more. The crunchy French toast has a savory cinnamon taste that is unlike others. Café Oo La La also goes beyond the food by having one of the best cappuccinos in the area.
2325 Summer St., Stamford, CT 06905
Lakeside Diner –Lakeside Diner gives you the experience to eat breakfast with a beautiful view by sitting next to large windows directly facing the lake. Its incredible homemade sugar coated doughnuts are reasonably priced with a taste that blows everyone away.
1050 Long Ridge Rd., Stamford, CT 06903
Green Leaf Organic Bakery & Café –Green Leaf Organic Bakery & Café, named “Best restaurant 2013” by the Connecticut magazine, provides the freshest and healthiest organic food in all of Connecticut. With its outdoor seating, anyone can enjoy a beautiful summer day eating a deliciously prepared meal at this café. The fruit explosion is the perfect combination of a fruity, light taste with a satisfying chocolate hazelnut spread on top.
126 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton, CT 06897
Schoolhouse at Cannondale –The moment you walk into the Schoolhouse at Cannondale, you instantly know that you will get an elegant, quaint, and intimate Sunday brunch. The frittata has a satisfying, slightly sweet taste accompanied by a generous portion of caramelized onions and duck confit. If you are not too hot on one of these summer days, you must try the greatest hot chocolate mixed with homemade marshmallows.
34 Cannon Rd., Wilton, CT 06897
L’escale –L’escale is known for its extraordinary Provencal and Mediterranean cuisine and bar; however their elegant Sunday brunches give people the chance to experience an elegant brunch with a beautiful view of Greenwich Harbor. Their Parisian Omelet, Lox Omelet, and Florentine Omelet are perfectly cooked with the freshest vegetables, fish, and meat.
500 Steamboat Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830
Winfield’s –Winfield’s, Greenwich Hyatt Regency’s fine restaurant, was named the “Best Sunday Brunch” in Fairfield County. With its remarkable dining experience of eating in the Hyatt’s atrium, you can have a romantic meal with a true vacation-like feel. The waffles are impeccably light and fluffy with the appropriate amount of fresh fruit to accompany them.
1800 East Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Sails American Grill –On Sundays, Sails American Grill provides the community with a delicious brunch in a private yacht club atmosphere. By ordering any of the brunch classics, such as blueberry pancakes and huevos rancheros, you can enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco.
148 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT 06853
(Image Courtesy: Cafe Oo La La)