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Cafe 56

102 Court St, Middletown, CT 06457-3333
+1 860-346-6633
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sandwich” (8 reviews)
“soups” (4 reviews)
“french toast” (4 reviews)
American, Cafe, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
102 Court St, Middletown, CT 06457-3333
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not for people eating alone ... the place just does not appreciate your business. I walked in to eat lunch alone and the person at the register handed me a menu and tableware, explained the drink bar and asked if I minded eating at the...More

Thank Amber M
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Order up front, pay after eating. All drinks (coffee, water, bottled beverages) are self-serve in the back of the restaurant. I've been to Cafe 56 three times now: once for breakfast on a weekend, once for breakfast on a weekday, and once for lunch on...More

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed February 23, 2018

Visited Middletown recently to see our son at college and wanted something other than the diner (which was the only choice 25 years ago. Just looking for something a bit more. . . for foodies). Cafe 56 is just lovely. Breakfast sandwich was substantial with...More

Thank wordgirl2013
Reviewed January 4, 2018

I've had breakfast here several times. Everything is fresh and the flavor profiles are amazing. The atmosphere is casual and friendly. Place your order at the counter and get your own coffee and water - kinda feels like you're part of the family !

Thank cweiner2016
Reviewed May 30, 2017

We were a party of four--parents and two young-adult kids. Ordered a pretty wide range of things and it all seemed quite good. Some of the best eggs/hashbrowns I've had. Tried the pastries (yum) but didn't try anything like French toast. I'd say a good...More

Thank beasleys-mom
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Always enjoy dining here. The menu is not huge and changes fairly regularly for fresh offerings. I like to sit in the lounge where both a lounge menu, usually with smaller more casual food, and the dining menu are available to chose from.

Thank Tmo1030
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Delicious omelette and hash browns with friendly service. A little bit of a strange counter service process.

Thank trulyglobal
Reviewed April 11, 2017

A great little hide-a-way in a restored off Main Street Art Deco cafe with tin ceilings and period lighting. An eating counter faces the cook whose unique home made entrees vary daily (with a few reliable standards). It's small with a few tables but that...More

1  Thank Imdwolfman
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

I had never heard of this restaurant until my sister insisted I try it. It's such a cute, quaint restaurant and the food was amazing. It was great to find another awesome breakfast place on Main St.

Thank Veronica T
Reviewed January 17, 2017

I had a delightful fresh turkey sandwich on great bread. The restaurant is charming, quite small, and from where I was seated, I could see the chef (who I believe was the owner) make the sandwiches and plate the orders. I understand the soups are...More

Thank Dale N
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June 14, 2016|
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Response from MeridenTravelers | Reviewed this property |
Yes. My son in law is gluten-free and Sabrina is able to satisfy him.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Court St, Middletown, CT 06457-3333
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-346-6633
Very new restaurant. Only opened for about one month
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