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Instagrammable Connecticut: Brunch

But first, brunch! It’s no secret that #brunch is one of the trendiest topics on Instagram and to provide some inspiration for your feed, we’ve rounded up some of the most mouthwatering spots in the state. From old-school diners to modern bistros and cafés — feast your eyes on these tasty, picture-perfect brunch spots in Connecticut. With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their pictures! Check back often for new topics. Or if you have some photos to share, tag your photos with #CTvisit!

The Place 2 Be in Hartford & West Hartford

Find creative breakfast and lunch items at The Place 2 Be plus fun, boozy concoctions to compliment your meal.

The Corner Restaurant in Milford


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The Corner Restaurant is not your average brunch spot. The restaurant specializes in innovative breakfast and lunch creations including Malaysian Pulled Pork and the South Indian Spiced Duck Tortilla.

“My experience at The Corner is always positive and fun! Their food is so enticing and I’m always so close to ordering the entire menu!” – @chowtownct

Arethusa al tavolo in Bantam


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Arethusa al tavolo is a vibrant establishment that offers fine cuisine made from their own farm fresh ingredients and dairy products.

“Arethusa is the perfect al fresco brunch option in Litchfield county! Enjoy a glass of rosé and try their seasonally perfect pancakes...always changing with what is fresh and in season. Save room for ice cream next door at the dairy.” – Amber H.

The Eatery in Wallingford


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The Eatery features rotating specials, so there is always something new to try. One of their most famous breakfast sandwiches is the Breakfast Bronut, which is served on a grilled glazed donut.

“The Eatery is one of my favorite spots! The food is always fresh and the staff is super friendly. My go to is the #7AM: Applewood smoked bacon, pico de gallo, avocado, pepper jack on a ciabatta roll. Add a little chipotle aioli for a kick.” – Alonda B.

Elm Street Diner in Stamford


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Elm Street Diner is a family-owned diner that turns basic food items into monstrous and delicious treats.

“I’m obsessed with Elm Street Diner! Everything is amazing! Their Nutella Reese’s Churro French Toast is delicious and the chicken parm panini with vodka sauce is out of this world. Plus, their monstrous shakes are epic.” – @tastybitesnyc

RISE in Mystic


RISE is a full-service breakfast and brunch café located in downtown Mystic and features adventurous twists on classic fare.

Stone Row Kitchen + Bar in Willimantic


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Stone Rowe Kitchen + Bar is an award-winning, farm-to-table eatery that focuses on chef-driven, seasonally delicious dishes.

“The staff is amazing and knowledgeable about the menu. I’d recommend any of their cured meats and cheese boards. The meal was so good, we wanted to stay and try a little of everything.” – Eric B.

Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar in Simsbury


Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar offers a delicious prix fixe brunch on sundays complete with a brunch cocktail, entree and a dessert. 

Caffé Social in Norwalk


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Caffé Social is a trendy breakfast spot located in the heart of South Norwalk and is owned by three sisters who grew up in the restaurant industry.

“We LOVE Caffé Social, it’s our go-to breakfast spot! We have never been disappointed with the food or service. We recommend checking out their weekend specials.” – @clipboardtraveltips

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