Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit… But let’s face it, most days us moms are grabbing a granola bar or half eaten piece of fruit as we rush out the door each morning. And let’s not forget about that cold cup of coffee left sitting on the counter that’s been reheated multiple times. If your kids are like mine, they ask for snacks non-stop until lunchtime rolls around and they need to be fed again. Sandwiches? Soup? Mac-n-Cheese? You name it and they are asking for it.
That’s why I love the weekends. It’s when we slow down (just a little bit) and don’t need to rush. We do more things together as a family. In between the birthday parties and soccer games it’s always fun for us to go out to eat. So the invention of Brunch solves the mealtime battle. I mean a combo of breakfast and lunch leaves everyone happy. Especially this mommy, who doesn’t have to do any dishes afterwards!
Here is a roundup of the Fairfield County Moms Blog Contributor Team’s favorite local spots for Brunch (with our without the kiddos):
Barnum Public – Bridgeport
Saturday and Sunday they are serving up a bottomless brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. They have everything from cinnamon raisin french toast to a burger topped with a fried egg.
Center Street Social – Shelton
Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. (They open at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays). The menu offers lots of options along with a special kids menu.
The Chelsea – Fairfield
Brunch is Sunday Funday at this Fairfield restaurant located downtown. They offer lots of traditional brunch fare with a twist.
Foundry Kitchen & Tavern – Newtown
This American eatery serves up hormone and antibiotic free meats and fish. And their peanut butter and banana stuffed french toast will make anyone very happy!
The Granola Bar – Westport (and coming to Stamford this Spring)
This full service restaurant’s menu is available throughout the day and if you don’t have time to sit and enjoy (or your kids are a little too cranky) you can take out and even call ahead or use their app for quick and easy ordering.
Mamas Boy – Norwalk
Serving up Southern comfort food in a great casual space. Even better, it’s right across the street from the Maritime Aquarium; a popular weekend spot for many local families.
South End – New Canaan
This neighborhood restaurant combines the old with the new. They offer a bunch of small plates and farm fresh eggs cooked in a multitude of ways.
Valencia Luncheria – Norwalk
This Latin American restaurant serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. They are hosting a special Pajama Brunch on May 6th. All guests wearing jammies will get a complimentary Brunch Punch on the first Saturday of every month!
Via Sforza – Westport
Brunch was always a family tradition with the Sforza family and now they are sharing it with the public. They offer a full Brunch menu every Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. with a complimentary mimosa and unlimited coffee.
Washington Prime – Norwalk
Serving Brunch on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this hot spot in South Norwalk has a great menu and amazing drinks.