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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
08:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 14:30
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Middletown, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 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
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 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 wonderful too!

Thank Dale N
Kensington, CT
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889 reviews
753 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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 

Thank westie2
Kensington, CT
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889 reviews
753 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 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 

Thank westie2
Essex, Connecticut
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95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Thank alisa62
Hanover, New Hampshire
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93 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

Thank Bill M
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78 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank DocPT1
Middletown, Connecticut
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

Thank Sue C
Middletown, Connecticut
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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!

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Latin, South American, Central American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
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
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?