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THE best corn beef hash. The breakfast burger is exactly what you need, no matter what time it is. Great service. Top notch all around. I’d rate it as top 3 breakfast spots in New Haven.
Has become my regular breakfast spot! Parking in back is convenient but hard to notice if you are not familiar. Located in Westville Village... Parking is always a challenge. But the lot in back is ample. Delicious menu options, owner and staff are very warm and accommodating. They treat you very well to match the excellent quality of food and the excellent menu choices. All day brunch! These guys nail it on a combination of delicious quality food choices, and excellent service.
Love this place. Food is always good. It is always busy on the weekends but they have a place to sit and you can help yourself to coffee while you wait for your table. It's a good place for smaller groups, but not really larger groups on busy weekends.
Great spot for breakfast. Super friendly owner and staff.
I love this place! Always freshly made and delicious, my favorite breakfast place.
A great place to eat with friends or family. The service good, the food is good, and comes fast.
Fantastic place. The environment is fun and the wait staff are always friendly. The food is great as well. My favorite is the eggs Benedict. Lena's has easily taken over my Sunday mornings.
Best chicken and waffle sandwich I've ever had in my life!
One of two noteworthy brunch spots in Westville. Relatively affordable, good coffee, prompt service, and an ever-changing, but never disappointing menu.
(Translated by Google) I wanted to feel a little bit different, so I visited on Sunday morning to visit the Westville neighborhood and take a brunch from New Haven. First of all, it is a comfortable atmosphere, From the well-dressed young man to the three families who brought the babies, to the lady meeting. It was indeed racial and non-racial. If you talk about food in one word, it is clean diner food. You can have a generous American breakfast. Coffee is very good, so you can take a cup of coffee when you go out to a restaurant after eating with other beverages. (Original) 조금 색다른 분위기를 느끼고 싶어서 New Haven에서 살짝 떨어진 Westville 동네 탐방 겸 브런치 먹으러 일요일 오전에 방문. 우선 편안한 분위기에 다양한 모습의 손님들로 문전성시. 잘 차려 입은 선남선녀부터 아기들 데려온 3대 가족, 아줌마 모임까지. 그야말로 남녀노소 인종국적 불문이었음. 음식을 한마디로 얘기하면 깔끔한 다이너 음식. 푸짐하고 넉넉하게 미국식 아침을 먹을 수 있음. 커피 인심이 무척 좋아서 다른 음료와 함께 먹은 후 레스토랑을 나설 때도 커피를 따로 테이크 아웃 할 수 있음.
Service good. Food good
Waited over an hour when we were told we would be sat in approx 20 minutes. Food is not worth the wait
Nothing fantastic going on here.... I rather go to the Kettle.......
I went to Lena's Cafe today w/ a Family friend. The Waffles Fried Chicken and Cheese egges was really good.
Warm, compassionate staff
Great cafe. First time there and I will be back!
Great breakfast menu and a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere to enjoy a meal with friends. Service and prices are great too!
Lena's has great breakfast and brunch. Their weekend menu specials never fail to dazzle. The French toast souffle is awesome, as are the omelettes and Benedicts. Nice, friendly service from staff and owner. Usually there is a wait on the weekends, but they allow you to lounge in the waiting area and help yourself to coffee from the coffee bar, while you wait.
Coffee was not good but the food and service made up for it
One of my favorite breakfast places in new haven and fairly priced!
The wait was 30-40minutes on arrival which was extremely accurate which was nice. We chose to wait inside where they have a help-yourself coffee bar (also very nice with lots of options). It seemed to us that the restaurant has a work flow issue, we watched at one point four clean and ready tables sit unseated for over 10 minutes with multiple parties waiting. Once seated we were quickly attended to. I ordered the honey chipotle chicken and on the menu it was stated “extremely hot” so I asked the waiter how spicy we were talking, he said “it’s not that hot, we’ve had people complain so we had to put that there. It’s about a medium salsa type spicy and more temperature hot than anything else”..... well, that was false. The menu item is indeed, “extremely hot”. We have been to nashville and eaten hot chicken and my husband is a spicy enjoyer- he even said it was at his max spice level. The chicken was clearly not freshly breaded and fried, seemed to be a frozen product. Waffles were decent, nothing extraordinary. My husband got an omelette and said it was good not great- both our eggs were overdone (to our liking). Overall, a 40 minute wait for decent food- we will never be back- considering Bella’s (practically next door) has off the charts good food for a similar wait time.
Best brunch spot
Went for breakfast and what we ordered was ok.
Will Always go here! Great coffee, food, staff, customers and excellent vibe.
Great hot chocolate, nice waffles, staff are wonderful and friendly. Nice place!
Loved it! Great brunch, plenty of food, good service. Chipotle chicken and waffles were a hit!
Good food, friendly staff, fast service.
Sorry. Six of us were forgotten about, we arrived first but served last, service never checked up on us to see how we were doing, food wasnt all that fantastic either. Dennys would have been better. Two hour plus unenjoyable experience.
The food was okay. I ordered two sandwiches chicken ranch and a bacon, egg, & cheese. The chicken was a bit overcooked and salty. The eggs were undercooked which was masked by the Americans Cheese slice. My biggest issue was that I received my bill and paid with my debit card and I left a $5 cash tip. When I checked my bank statement a day later I saw that $5 was also taken from my debit card. I will not be returning here nor recommending the services here due to that occurrence.
Breakfast sandwiches are awesome
First time here.... great food and super friendly people. Will be back
Food and service here are excellent!!!
It's good for family and friends
Breakfast was very good, staff friendly and welcoming. Food was served very quickly.
Friendly staff. Only thing is that it can be busy on Saturday mornings but tasty egg sandwiches and mimosas.
Used to look forward to their Omar's coffee. It tasted weak and watered down during our last visit. On the other hand the Cakes and Eggs was very good. I asked for soft scrambled and that's what I got. Service is always good. Look forward to our next visit.
Very delicious burgers and nice stuff. Could make some changes in the interior and a restroom.
Considering the usual line, I expected more from Lena's. The food is good, but it isn't necessarily any better than an average brunch. And the prices seemed just a hair too high for what you get. In short, it's fine, but there are other options that are just as good on the same street, without the wait.
Really good breakfast food, worth the wait
My friend john lambe took me there for breakfeast today...What a hit perfectly cooked omelette scrambled soft and the owner Lena talked to us the entire time and made sure our foor was up to par. Great family place...great friendly staff! 5 stars for lena!!
Awesome food, great owner and staff
Great Sunday brunch with the best corned beef hash in town. Variety of specials and large menu make it hard to pick one meal. Highly recommend,.
Absolutely Very delicious crab meat Benedict breakfast
First time here and the experience was fantastic. I really liked the food and coffee. Very clean and professional staff. The place is very delightful and cozy. Won't leave disappointed.
Good food, good service, reasonable pricing although it's gone up a bit in the past year or so.
Large portions...havent disappointed me yet!
They are a little cheap in their portion size a bit too expensive for the little food they give, they could dp better
Super good food. Prices are a bit on the pricey side at least for me. But the food is pretty good. Make sure to get a reservation before showing up especially on weekends!
Pancakes are good, service is fast, and polite. Next time I visit New Haven I would make this one of my spots to eat.
Great food always!
This place is a hidden treasure. The food is DELICIOUS! The environment is relaxing & the staff is friendly. Two thumbs up.
Good breakfast, very busy. Definitely recommend reservations. It's pretty loud, due to the crowd, but well worth it.
Such a great place to a nice brunch!
This place is awesome. I think it is unexpensive and the portions are great! We had the Lox bagel and the mediterranean omelette. See the pictures...
Impressive selection, good service. A comfortable spot to eat breakfast!
Delicious specialty got drinks
Always a decent brunch spot
Never a bad bite! Brunch or lunch, yum.
Food is excellent. Service generally friendly and responsive. Ambience and decor are so-so.
Great Good! Great staff! Great price! If you eat here you will hit the TRIFECTA!!
Large menu with good coffee and brunch/lunch selections. Busy on weekends, often Bella's overflow. Decor lacking but service nice. Big portions.
Great breakfast, nice staff. Does get very busy on weekends.
The food here is amazing!
Pretty good food for brunch and much faster to get a table and to get food compared to Bella's. They have OK coffee.
Very good BREAKFAST BEST AROUND.
Great food, great service! Had the chicken and waffles and the chicken was seasoned nicely and cooked perfectly! Will definitely be back!!
Fast service and short wait times ( especially compared to nearby breakfast/brunch spots). The food is good and there's usually at least one special I want to try. If not, they have all the basics. You can grab coffee or tea from their coffee station while you wait to be seated. We like that the mimosas aren't watered down or heavy on the orange juice. I do wish they had Bloody Mary's but that's a daring drink to offer around these parts. Parking can be scarce in their lot since it's mighty popular but you can always find a spot nearby, if not in their lot, on a Sunday.
Great brunch food
Always a great brunch at Lena's! It is always my first thought for a destination. Rarely disappointed with my selection. Staff and owner are welcoming, even when they are jam-packed, which they often are on weekends. Still, 8 years later, it continues to be my first choice ☺ Well done Christine!
Long wait in line they are crazy busy BUT SO WORTH THE WAIT! Food is awesome
Bacon was good. Eggs were dried out and browned and crispy on the edges, like they had been sitting all day. Pancakes were dense and zero flavor. The "fresh" berries on the side were that previously frozen wilted and watered. Coffee was watered down and had that old burnt coffee taste. For the prices, this is horrendous. I wouldn't have eaten it if it were free. Walking through the back entrance of the restaurant was like the smell of a gym locker room, instantly turning off my craving for pancakes. When I let Lena know I didn't like it and the issues about it she turned up her nose, raised her eyebrows and asked me "well what do you want then?" I was shocked at this response, I would never run a business like this. The only two reasons I gave this a one star is because the waitress was nice and the two pieces of bacon were in fact good.
Great spot for breakfast. Wonderful owner. Always busy in there but they hustle and get you in.
Excellent breakfast. You will find the best corn beef hash here.
My boyfriend and I came and got brunch here. Out of all the places in New Haven I've had brunch this is one of my top 3. The food was great the drinks were great. Our server Tyler was cool, fun, and well-educated with the menu. He gave great suggestions and made our dining experience an all around five out of five stars
Good diner type food. Good breakfast option in Westville without too much of a wait.
Quickly made food and delicious brunch!
The food is excellent at Lena's, and the staff are friendly. I found it odd that pancakes were served without butter, and it took enough time to flag down our server to get butter that the pancakes were not very hot by then. So ask for butter when you order pancakes. The chicken and waffles are yummy, too.
Friendly staff, causal environment, good food. Excellent specials. Grab coffee at the coffee station if there is a long wait.
This restaurant runs with efficiency and even though when we arrived, it was a 25 mins wait, it didn't feel that long. I had the Italian Frittata it was good except for the whole garlic cloves. Just a suggestion maybe it can be shredded or crushed. Overall, I will definitley be returning.
Old school feel, good proportion, fair prices $$ for the quality and freshness!!! When ever in town this is a most for me and my friends.
Rude i said I was taking out so they just let me sit there for20 min took orders right behind me of customer who came after me so bottom line don't say ur taking out
Breakfast took time to deliver but was worth the wait.
Great food and atmosphere! Staff are friendly and helpful!
Everything is good so share a couple of dishes. Wednesday not to busy
Has to ne one of the best places I've eaten at in Connecticut
Excellent service! Food is always good!
Best Breakfast spot around !! Mimosas & Great Food
Great portions. American style breakfast (aka you will be full all day).
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Even though there was a crazy Saturday brunch crowd there was literally no wait (party of 2)
Always a pleasure. Honestly, I don't remember the last time I went anywhere else for brunch. It's nice to be remembered!
Good brunch, but can be a long wait.
Food was okay the pancakes were dense, I ordered cakes and eggs. I must say the bacon was great
Another great social place to grab coffee and something to eat for daybreak, breakfast, lunch, or dinner
Excellent confections and food. The portions are large and the prices are decent. I recommend this place for its cool atmosphere and the staff are very laid back. I had a patty melt and they made it to order, which, as most people know, is getting harder to accomplish than ever. Usually, to order means, *(extra cost) not here. Check it out for yourself. It has that small town vibe
Place looks like a ware house inside food was priced ok would recommend the pantry instead
Always something new and interesting. Always delicious! Would highly recommend but that would make you want to come and prolong my wait time!
Best brunch experience in New Haven. Kid friendly and usually less wait than across the street. Comfortable waiting areas when you get there during a weekend rush. Free coffee or drink with brunch specials. Its like opening a Christmas present every weekend when we check their brunch specials.
Wow.....service was great and the food was awesome. I'm from the south and the fish and grits definitely made me feel like I was back home. This place is highly recommended.
Excellent place, great service, and I am a very picky person. No complaints from me. I will come back again and bring my family.
Great customer service would definitely go back again The Cook's were friendly also pretty much everyone in the restaurant who work there said hello and goodbye
Good food. Great with kids.
Love Lena's.. food is fantastic, wait staff always timely and polite.
Friendly staff..great food
The staff is very nice but waited 1 hour and 10 Min to be seated when they said 20 min and another 1:15 min for eggs. Never again. There needs to be a little more organization. Time on Sundays for some of us is very important.
20 minute wait,but worth the wait.
Good brunch spot serving the usual suspects. Many spillover customers from similar restaurant across the street.
Awesome fish and grits yummy.....shrimp and grit are good need a bit more flavor but I def would order it again. The environment is nice and they have good service. Can't wait to return
This was my second time here with my husband and I must speak out. First of all I LOVE the feel of this place. You walk in expecting it to be busy because it's Sunday brunch. But the welcome you receive makes it so worth the wait. (Which, for two people, isn't even that long) When you get to your seat you don't feel crowded, instead you feel very comfortable and I was impressed with just how clean the space feels. The waitress gives you your menu asks if you need anything to drink. And promptly brings it back. You don't feel rushed or pressed to place your order and yet you don't feel like you have to chase the wait(ress/er) down to place your order. In less than 20 min your well on your way to eating. Now for the food. Honestly I'd be here just for the biscuits myself, but I ended up ordering still. I had the Shrimp and Grits and my husband had the Chicken and Waffles... Oh my goodness, they put they foot in it! Why did these Shrimp and Grits touch my soul and will be back to life? I don't know what they did, but whatever it was I'm not sure it could be replicated anywhere else. Grits creamy and the Shrimp cooked to perfection. Then they had the nerve to add bacon, andouille sausage, carmelized onions, fresh tomato and green onion for garnish. I can't! So in love with Lena's. Worth the wait, worth the price, just plain worth IT!
great for Sunday brunch, have coffee while you wait to be seated. A little pricey
Best service and food!!
It's was cozy, yet peaceful
good atmosphere with lots a seating available. food and service were good. nice location, which ample parking in the rear so you don't have to worry about street parking. not entirely cheap but wouldn't say over priced either...
The pancakes taste raw eggs taste dry and you were able to peel the cheese right off. It is supposed to be mixed in not just thrown on top.
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Potatoes were reheated. Not fresh. Never again.
What a great place!!!
Delicious breakfast specials, kind and excellent service!
Food is good. I love the corned beef hash. Yum!
The food was delicious and the service was oustanding.
Creative menu. Delicious food. Excellent coffee. Kid-friendly.
French toast is my favorite! Quaint place with great customer service. Food is always fresh and delicious!
The friendliness, care & professionalism of the staff was refreshing,unexpected but appreciated & noticed. The atmosphere was airy the other patrons were friendly & nice as well, also refreshing. The pancake .... the best & most unique flavor I have ever tasted. I look forward to returning & trying something different. And they had parking !
The food was great service wasn't to go
I want to try this place one more time. I had an omelette. Something about CT; I've only had one good omelette in this town. Anyway, the omelette was a little greasy and wasn't fluffy at all. However, the home fries were really good. The coffee is pretty strong. I'd give this place another try. It has a great atmosphere. Wierd hours though.
Love this place. The owner is an absolute sweetheart. If you have a large group of people with you she'll do everything she can to get you seated. The food is good and the staff is nice. Call ahead for a reservation they do get crowded. But places that are good or always crowded and that's a good thing.
Tasty. Generous portions. Hipster.
Very Peaceful setting, polite staff and good food
Food was good but took an hour to get a table and another hour to get the food
The menu is exotic, very well thought out. Whatever you order will be a unique experience to other breakfast spots. A clear favorite to step out from the norm.
Food was awesome with alright prices. Loved the egg toast platter. Everthing came on time and hot. Like that it has a nice open cafeteria feeling. Also enjoyed a mimosa at 11 a.m. always a plus on vaca.
The food is great but the customer service sucks. They’re so extremely rude so unfortunately I couldn’t give them more than 1 star. Experience is just as important, too bad they don’t feel the same!
My third or fourth visit as my girlfriend loves the place. I have never been impressed with the food relative to the wait.
Great brunch spot and the wait is not so bad especially with the coffee and couches in the back.
I actually liked this place better than the other place across the street...the space to wait with coffee and larger spaces between tables...the foods are good too!!
Great spacious environment. Definitely try the corned beef. I don't even like corned beef and I thought it was delicious. Parking in the back.
Super odd layout but good was good.
Mediterranean omelet is great! Fast food service :)
Love this place.. very good breakfast
Food has gone down, had crab omelette and crab was spoiled, ammonia/fishy taste. Hash browns were way too salty. Breakfast burger had very little taste. Disappointed, food use to be so good.