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Need really good breakfast place in Danbury, CT

I'm looking for a fantastic breakfast place in Danbury (and only Danbury). It can be a hole in the wall or a hidden gem, but it shouldn't cost too much or be fancy--we'll have 2 two year olds with us.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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  1. I know it's not in Danbury, but The American Pie Company is just a short drive north to Sherman.

    Best breakfast around imho.

    1. I grew up in Danbury, and I'd have to recommend the Windmill Diner. It's your typical Greek Diner, but it's really reliable and I make it a point to go back there every time I visit my folks.

      Their omelettes and home fries are great.

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      1. re: mchan02

        My husband worked there in high school! Windmill would be a great breakfast spot in Danbury.

      2. Once again, I know you said Danbury but I don't think you'll find what you are looking for in Danbury unless you want a diner. Brookfield is very close and Rickyls has a very nice breakfast, isn't fancy and is child friendly. It's at 800 Federal Rd next to Rocco's restaurant. They are open Tuesday-Sunday until 2PM.

        1. Sonny Side Up
          45 Padanaram Rd # 8
          Danbury, CT 06811
          (203) 798-9195


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          1. re: samhandwich

            I'm afraid I have to un-recommend this place after an unpleasant experience.

          2. The Alley Diner, Ives St off of White St, in Danbury.
            Small place, food is always good, always fresh. Good place for 2-year-olds and 102-year-olds.

            1. King's in Newtown. Hands down the best breakfast place in the area. Short drive and convenient on Route 25.

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              1. I'm bringing this post back to life:

                I'm looking for breakfast spot in Danbury for a a party of 12 (2 6tops is fine) on a Saturday morning in a few weeks.

                I've gone though this post and a few other posts, and found the plethora of diners in the area. If we were to go that route, I think Windmill Diner is the way we would go (over Elmers and New Colony).

                However, I'm wondering what there is that might be one step up from Windmill?

                Are there breakfast spots that could handle our size (+1 if they take reservations) in the Danbury area which are a bit nicer than a diner?

                If not, Windmill looks great (I may even get a chance to go there myself while I'm in the area). Do they take reservations by any chance?


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                1. re: Mike CP

                  If you have a party of 12, want a good assortment in a clean place and not to be rushed (it sounds like you want to visit), I suggest you stop looking at typical restaurants and consider the dining room at the Hilton Garden Inn on Mill Plain Rd.

                  Weekends from 6-11 they serve a full hot and cold breakfast buffet, as well as to order breakfasts the buffet includes omelets cooked to order, breakfast meats, all the expected breadstuffs including sweet goods, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, juices, yogurts, choice of teas, server poured coffee, juices. This is not your downscale, low quality 'free included' motel breakfast room stuff. But a fresh, nice quality meal in a pleasant setting.
                  I have not only eaten there when staying as a guest, but have met both family and business asoociates for breakfast there.
                  I believe the price is approx $10pp, not much more than al a carte diner breakfasts, but a much better choice for a group.

                  1. re: Mike CP

                    Here's a (late) follow up on what where we ended up going.

                    An old friend who has lived in the Danbury area convinced us to drive the extra distance and go to King's Breakfast Lunch in Newtown. Though this was a bit of a drive (20mins?), the 8 of us had a great breakfast! A huge menu with large portions made everybody happy, and the service was great.

                    Two pics, the first was a 'normal' sized breakfast plate, the second was the 'Lumberjack'.