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Bella's Cafe

Bella's Cafe

American Restaurant$$$$
Westville, New Haven
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    Mark B.
    "Shrimp and Grits & Jamaican French Toast."(3 Tips)
    Jordan R.
    "The Jamaican French toast is amazing, period."(2 Tips)
    LaMar C.
    "... every time I visit CT! Claudia was awesome!!"(2 Tips)
    Ginena D.
    "Also, bellinis and mimosas are great!"(2 Tips)
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  • LaMar C.
    LaMar CowanDecember 27, 2014
    Catfish, roasted potatoes, and eggs topped with avocados. I will be visiting this place every time I visit CT! Claudia was awesome!!
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    Mac CalvaresiJanuary 14, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Brunch specials are different every week and nothing has ever been disappointing! All of the omelettes are delicious and what they do to French toast is definitely 'food porn'. Totally worth the wait!
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    Lauren BradleyJanuary 27, 2013
    Always a long wait but there's a reason everyone has birthday brunch here. Not limited to eggs benedict but their hollandaise is addictive, bellinis in various flavors, One of New Haven's best spots
  • Eric V.
    Eric VenkerAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best brunch in new haven, and reasonable. Rotating menu, almost never disappointed. Be prepared to wait 30-60 min, and they don't take reservations.
  • Sandy P.
    Sandy PaoMarch 3, 2014
    Very friendly waitress and great shrimp n grits, but budget 3 hrs for brunch as they do not take reservations and food is served roughly an hr after ordering.
  • urbandata
    urbandataApril 16, 2011
    The chiles rellenos (savory) and the dark chocolate-, brie- & raspberry-stuffed French toast (sweet) are among the best items here. If you are lucky, they will both be on the menu. Order them.
  • urbandata
    urbandataFebruary 27, 2011
    Try the Challah French Toast. One particularly good version is stuffed w/ Peanut Butter, roasted peanuts & caramelized bananas in Rum Maple syrup. Brunch menu changes each weekend, check the website.
  • Main Street Mama
    Main Street MamaDecember 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Simply the warmest service and most delicious breakfast around, with an atmosphere that restores my spirit every time. I live 25 miles away, and make a special detour to Bella's any morning I'm near
  • Zoe S.heart icon on user image
    Zoe ScottJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Claudia is a wonderful server! The grits are delicious; very pudding-like.
  • Ilan A.heart icon on user image
    Ilan AliphasFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Everyday there is a new menu but you'll always find a new French toast creation everyday... Order that and you'll never go wrong!
  • Charlotte L.heart icon on user image
    Charlotte LewisOctober 22, 2015
    I always go for brunch and am never disappointed with anything! Their specialty coffee drinks are amazing too.
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    christy robinsonJanuary 3, 2015
    I had brunch here and it's not bad kinda loud tho but if you're going with a group or some family members it's a nice place
  • P J.
    P JFebruary 17, 2013
    Try the French Toast Special - French toast stuffed with brie, topped with raspberry, blueberry, blackberry!
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris SedelmaierJuly 30, 2015
    Service was slow the morning that I went, but the food more than made up for the wait! The shrimp and grits were outstanding.
  • Jordan R.
    Jordan RossOctober 12, 2013
    The Jamaican French toast is amazing, period.
  • Mark B.heart icon on user image
    Mark BigardDecember 4, 2016
    Shrimp and Grits & Jamaican French Toast. A must try.
  • Ginena D.
    Ginena DuMarch 18, 2012
    The salmon risotto special is so delicious! Also, bellinis and mimosas are great!
  • Brittany C.
    Brittany ColemanApril 15, 2012
    French toast is amazeballs! But avoid the chilaquiles unless you like runny egg whites and overlooked steak :P
  • catherine
    catherineFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The tropical pancakes are enough for two people!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Crispy Chicken Breakfast Burrito - The aftermath. It was amazing
  • Tom M.heart icon on user image
    Tom MurphyNovember 15, 2014
    Love the food but get there early to avoid the wait.
  • Ana L.
    Ana LOctober 6, 2010
    Best breakfast around- had the stuffed French toast last week with Brie cheese & strawberries- delicious!!
  • Caleb B.
    Caleb BryantJune 4, 2017
    This place is utterly terrible. On top of waiting OVER TWO HOURS for food which we never received, there were multiple health code violations including a waitress dipping her hand into a coffee.
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    Ryan DayOctober 14, 2012
    Get the Bella's Benedict with a side of grits. NOW.
  • Greg D.heart icon on user image
    Greg D'AndreaNovember 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    You just don't find breakfast like this anywhere else. Truly awesome!
  • Edward S.
    Edward SzeAugust 10, 2013
    Favorite restaurant in new haven!
  • Rachel A.
    Rachel ArbitMarch 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Mexican variations on brunch are to die for!
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MilanoApril 21, 2013
    Watch out for false advertising! They offered me a $5 coupon for "liking" them on Facebook, and after I did, would not give me $5 off.
  • Manny W.
    Manny WilliamsJune 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They have the best home fries EVER!!!
  • Mark Z.heart icon on user image
    Mark ZdunekJuly 31, 2016
    breakfast food is amazing!
  • Amber C.heart icon on user image
    Amber CastleJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Prepare to wait outside on the weekends
  • Erin D.
    Erin Di LorenzoNovember 3, 2013
    Amazing!!! Get a mimosa.
  • Eric V.heart icon on user image
    Eric VMarch 16, 2015
    Best brunch in town
  • Michelle R.heart icon on user image
    Michelle RSeptember 2, 2017
    Shrimp and grits.
  • RAheart icon on user image
    RAFebruary 17, 2017
    French toast.
  • philip n.
    philip newmanOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Grits. Excellent.
  • MACKII
    MACKIIApril 7, 2010
    Great breakfast location
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