In the Northeast United States town of Manchester, Ct, people sure do take their breakfast seriously. So much so, that there are many restaurants in town, that specialize in serving breakfast. Oddly enough, five of these breakfast restaurants are located within 1 / 4 mile area of each other, in Manchester’s quaint downtown district. Most of these restaurants open early in the morning and close early in the afternoon. Each of them has their own crew of ‘regulars’, who come for great food, coffee and conversation. Presented here is a guide profiling the seven top breakfast restaurants in Manchester, Ct.
A) The Brass Key..829 Main St, Manchester, Ct..(860)645-0697
Breakfast hours fluctuate at this downtown Manchester, Ct restaurant. With a motif straight out of Mayberry, this old- fashioned eatery has taken on several identities. When serving breakfast, the Brass Key features eggs, pancakes, waffles and omelets, prepared in a variety of ways. Occasionally, they offer creative daily specials in addition to their regular menu. Counter and booth seating are available and prices are average. Call ahead to verify hours of operation.
B) Cafe’ On Main..981 Main St, Manchester, Ct..(860)647-7444
Of all the breakfast restaurants in Manchester, Ct, Cafe’ On Main would have to be considered the ‘hippest’, or ‘trendiest’. Located in the heart of the quaint downtown district, Cafe’ On Main is a destination spot for the Sunday New York Times crowd. While many traditional breakfast items are served here, the emphasis is on creative breakfast variations. Stuffed French toast, fresh- fruit laden specials and Huevos Rancheros are just of the tasty offerings served at this establishment. Expect to wait for a table on weekends. Prices are moderate.
C) Cosmic Omelet..485 Hartford Road, Manchester, Ct..
Like most of the other top breakfast restaurants in Manchester, Ct, the Cosmic Omelet opens and closes early. They start serving breakfast at 6:00 am, Tuesday- Sunday and generally close by 2:00 pm each day. Befitting the name, the Cosmic Omelet specializes in omelets, prepared in a variety of ways. Their ‘Everyday Special’ consists of two eggs, any style, their famous hash brown potatoes, toast and a small coffee, for $3.99. Incredibly, they also offer free WiFi access.
D) Fani’s Kitchen..1015 Main St, Manchester, Ct..(860)643-2603
A downtown Manchester, Ct institution, Fani’s Kitchen is a fairly large breakfast restaurant, with counter and table seating. The atmosphere is congenial, peppered with lively conversations amongst the many ‘regulars’ who have made Fani’s Kitchen a very popular breakfast spot. All traditional breakfast items are served here. Hot, steaming coffee, orange juice and cereal are great starters for a breakfast meal at Fani’s Kitchen. Fluffy scrambled eggs and pancakes, grilled bacon, ham and sausage and delicious French toast make this Manchester, Ct breakfast restaurant one of the top in its category.
E) Friendly’s Restaurant..199 Spencer St, Manchester, Ct..(860)646-1437
This branch of the Friendly’s restaurant chain is located next to I-384 and close to I-84. This is an appropriate location for serving expectable, generic breakfast food to travelers unaware of local spots and locals who enjoy the consistently good food and service. An extensive menu of traditional breakfast favorites is offered here. Children’s breakfasts and senior citizen specials are also regularly featured. Although the food and service here are great, prices are not cheap.
F) Sinnamon Shop..21 Oak St, Manchester, Ct..(860)643-8658
The Sinnamon Shop is located just off of Main St, in the center of downtown Manchester, Ct. Open Monday- Saturday, the Sinnamon shop is legendary in the local area for their pancakes. Not only are their pancakes tasty, but they are HUGE. Each pancake is approximately eight inches across, almost the size of an average dinner plate. They can be ordered as just one pancake, a stack of two, or, for the adventurous eater, a stack of three. The Sinnamon Shop is owned and operated by an extremely knowledgable, talented and efficient chef. Their corned beef hash is delicious and their bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on a hard roll is the best in Manchester. Every item on the menu is great and prices are very reasonable. Expect to wait for a table on Saturdays. It’s easy to see why this is one of the top breakfast restaurants in Manchester, Ct.
G) Sunny- Side Up..1095 Main St, Manchester, Ct..(860)649-4675
People who live near Sunny Side Up, know when the restaurant opens up in the morning. That is because the delicious aroma of bacon, sausage, pancakes, muffins and coffee wafts from within this small, charming breakfast restaurant. Besides offering all of the usual breakfast favorites, creative menu specials here are very popular with diners in the Manchester, Ct area. This quintessential small- town American restaurant has many regular customers, who have come to enjoy the tasty food and friendly atmosphere. The owner and operator of Sunny Side Up is a talented chef who takes great pride in serving some of the best breakfasts in Manchester, Ct.