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Cafe 56

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Latin, South American, Central American
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102 Court St, Middletown, CT 06457-3333
+1 860-346-6633
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08:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 14:30
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Kensington, CT
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887 reviews
750 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

True to my word, it took less 2 years, actually 50 days, for me to make a return visit. There was no bananas Foster French toast on special so my wife ordered the French toast with berries that proved to be very good, but not OMG great. I checked out the specials board and the display case gravitating to the... More 

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Kensington, CT
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887 reviews
750 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I have had this restaurant on my To do list for at least 2 years, but never seemed to get around to visiting it until recently. My wife and I arrived at around 10:30AM when there were only a few other diners. Chef Sabrina welcomed us and explained the menu and the specials posted on a blackboard. We each opted... More 

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Essex, Connecticut
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92 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Yes, it's true, drinks are serve yourself, and you do pay at the register, but it's kind of like you are getting yourself a drink at home. The menu is slightly unusual, Latin flavors, and the food is wonderful. The "tacandwich" on Portuguese roll is fantastic and you won't find it anywhere else. Chef is great. Scones were delicious. Can't... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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86 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I was the only customer in the place. My breakfast was delicious but I was told to go fetch my own water from a prefilled carafe in a fridge located in the common area. I also had to go to the register to pay. I left a nice tip but, as I was leaving the building, I asked myself why... More 

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Cromwell
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71 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I discovered this place with a coworker one day for lunch. I have since become a weekly regular. We are particularly amazed by Chef Sabrina's breakfasts. She is a true culinary genius and prepares world cuisine with passion and love!

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Middletown, Connecticut
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Have never had a bad meal here. Breakfast is so good. The place is small and causal, the prices are decent for what you get. I am not a sweet lover, but everyone raves about their baked items. Only open for Breakfast and Lunch with an occasional special themed dinner. Don't miss this place.

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Thank Sue C
Middletown, Connecticut
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This little gem in downtown Middletown has terrific creative omelettes and other breakfast dishes. The coffee, which was serve yourself, was very good. I would definitely go back again!

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Thank Tony114
Middletown, Connecticut, United States
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

My first time at Cafe 56 and I am hooked. I had the crab cakes luncheon special. The spices were tantalizing throughout the plate which was accompanied with a delicious salad and shoestring type, crunchy onion rings, The homemade potato chips were the best I've ever had. Love the décor as well and the staff were genuinely warm and friendly.... More 

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Middle Haddam, Connecticut, United States
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Café 56 is one of a kind. This little restaurant has a South American flair. The owner/chef melds ingredients to create unique flavors. Delightful!

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Thank Alannah C
Cromwell
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71 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is a very low key, bit off the beaten path, eatery in downtown Middletown. Great salads and amazing homemade potato chips. I was pleasantly surprised and its a great place for a quick business lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Latin, South American, Central American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 14:30
Thursday
08:00 - 14:30
Friday
08:00 - 14:30
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Court St, Middletown, CT 06457-3333
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-346-6633
Description
Very new restaurant. Only opened for about one month

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?