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):
Beach House – Norwalk
This sailing inspired hot spot is a great casual dining space. Even better, it’s right across the street from the Maritime Aquarium; a popular weekend spot for many local families.
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 Fairfield. 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 – Greenwich, Stamford, Westport & Fairfield
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.
Hub and Spoke – Bridgeport
Sunday they are serving up a bottomless brunch with two seatings; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. They have everything from eggs Benedict to mac and cheese, with a raw bar and meat carving stations too. And don’t forget the dessert spread or the bottomless bloody mary’s and mimosas!
Lucky’s – Stamford
Lucky’s serves a classic brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. You can get eggs done any way, a classic burger, or any of their many salads.
Osteria Romana – Monroe & Norwalk
Every Sunday they host an all you can eat buffet brunch. With a delicious variety of food and tasty mimosas, you might want to leave the little ones at home this time.
Rosie – New Canaan
You can taste the love! Brunch is only served on Sundays.
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.
Terrain – Westport
This Garden Cafe celebrates the cycle of the seasons and the bounty of the land with an amazing menu. After your meal go and browse the garden shop.
Valencia Luncheria – Norwalk
This Latin American restaurant serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. Their cocktails are so good that you can now get their mixers to go!
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 Sunday brunch buffet 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.
Zaza Italian Gastrobar – Stamford
Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You need to try the Nutella Crepes!