It’s safe to say that Connecticut takes brunch culture very seriously. For us, a good boozy brunch is a well-loved ritual that we love to indulge in. When the opportunity for a boozy mid-day meal presents itself, it’s hard to resist the temptation!
With a little help from our Fairfield University intern, Hannah, we’ve rounded up a list of brunch spots in Connecticut that are not to be missed. Because, when you’re nursing a hangover over eggs and a bloody….You’ll need to find a place with a strong brunch game.
Whether you’re looking for a classic day-drinking escapade, or a more casual brunch spot to catch up with your besties — we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite boozy brunches in Connecticut. Because let’s be honest, every good brunch session is made complete with a cocktail… or two.
All of these locations are totally Instagramable because we all know…. “Phone eats first”!
The Foundry: Sandy Hook, CT
Foundry Kitchen & Tavern is a "go-to" place as it is considered to be the most unique places to eat in the area! Check out their original bar & tavern dating from the 1850's! Don’t miss out on their “Foundry Mimosa Service” where you get to craft your very own mimosas - orange, grapefruit, peach, guava & cranberry, they have it all (literally)!
Foundry Kitchen Instagram: @foundrykitchenandtavern
Foundry Kitchen Website: Foundry Kitchen & Tavern
Sophies Pizza Bar: Fairfield, CT
Have you heard about their bottomless aperol spritz’s?!? Sophie’s Pizza bar offers bottomless brunch within their trendy Italian pizza kitchen. They serve up delicious food and have awesome cocktails. We can't get enough of their chicken parmigiana but you have to order it "bronx style". This is the place to go if you’re looking for an “early spritz” and pizza combo! YUM!
Sophie’s Pizza Bar Instagram: @sophiespizzabar
Sophie’s Pizza Bar Website: Sophie’s Pizza Bar
Bedford Hall: Stamford, CT
Calling all mimosa lovers! Mimosas are the key to every good brunch, especially when they are bottomless! Bedford Hall also offers hearty brunch dishes in the heart of Stamford. They serve American comfort food right on Bedford Street and it is just DELICIOUS! You will enjoy every bite!
Nomade: Westport, CT
Want to dine at a place that literally makes you feel as if you’re sitting by the Mediterranean Sea?! Check out Nomade! You will not be disappointed by their chic ambiance and awesome service. Try their Mediterranean inspired dishes. A favorite is the avocado truffle crispy rice…Did I mention they have “90-minute” mimosas?! Hell YEAH!
Nomade Instagram: @nomade_westport
Nomade Website: Nomade
The Sinclair: Fairfield, CT
The lively ambiance, killer food, and awesome drink options at The Sinclair make this spot one of our go-to picks for brunch. This is a great option for a group of friends and doubles as the perfect place for a casual date. We love the feel-good vibe and that their patio is an option all year round. At The Sinclair, they offer an American menu with a unique twist on meals. One of our fave dishes is the "Breakfast Pasta”— cacio & pepe spaghetti w/ cheese, black pepper, onions & bacon… topped with a sunny-side-up egg! Pro Tip- Can’t make it for brunch? They have a killer happy hour as well.
The Place 2 Be: Hartford, CT
Go bottomless or go home. At The Place 2 Be, they take brunch very very seriously… and we are here for it. Each of their 3 trendy locations is more insane than the next and with a brunch game this strong— none of them will disappoint. According to their website, The Place 2 Be is inspired by a true love for brunch, Instagram, and their customers. The menu is a balance of comfort and innovation, celebrating food that appeals to both novice and extreme foodies with a twist.
Barracuda Bistro & Bar: New Haven, CT
Cozy yet lively, this spot has the kind of atmosphere that will keep you coming back. This small restaurant is exploding with energy and the food is entirely over the top. This Latin American Gastro Bar serves fusion cuisine in a lively pub atmosphere. They are known for their mojitos & margaritas… but you will be blown away by their phenomenal service!
Malibu Taco: Fairfield, CT
The atmosphere at Malibu Taco transports you right to Cali and will give you that feel-good vacay vibe from the moment you arrive. This California-style taco bar takes a spin on traditional Mexican food with a coastal California-inspired menu. We love their organic menu and that they offer plenty of healthy options!
Lugano: Old Greenwich, CT
The perfect place for an upscale brunch without breaking the bank. Fantastic food, a bustling vibe and bottomless drinks (may we suggest the aperol sprits?). We recently dined here for a surprise birthday brunch for our Dad’s 60th. We enjoyed it so much that we stayed for 4 hours… and they didn’t even kick us out! Everyone in the group (ages ranged from 25 to 65) had a blast and we will absolutely be back.