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Bella's Cafe

896 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515-1730
+1 203-387-7107
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
“french toast” (17 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
896 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515-1730
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter is relatively new to the area and I am visiting from out of town. What an awesome surprise we got when she treated me to an early Mother's Day brunch at Bella's Cafe! To start with, the mimosa was delicious and the pot...More

Thank CHRIS425
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A taste of Soho in New Haven. A great place for an early date or meet up with your friends. Sit at a table or at the counter. The kitchen is open and there's nothing hiding in there. The menu is an eclectic take on...More

Thank AuntieCricket
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

It was my first time here and it was so good. Their breakfast is all day, but they also have the lunch menu. I got the banana foster french toast and that was the best thing I've ever eaten for breakfast. The service was good...More

Thank Sophie1517
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Ate here with several friends and could not have been happier. Staff were friendly and on the ball from the start. The atmosphere was cosy (perfect break from the cold weather). The brunch specials were varied, well-portion, and great tasting (had a bite of several)....More

Thank Hacb86
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great food! Cozy establishment and comfortable atmosphere. The waitress never introduced herself. The wait was not long for a table. She sat us and we looked over the menu. After about 5 mins, she stopped by the table to inform us that she will take...More

Thank shaque901
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Breakfast heaven... can't go wrong... fresh orange juice, poached eggs Benedict were perfect... eggs over with sausage were just right... next time it's the shrimp and grits for sure

Thank JJFlash7
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Wow! So good. I had the Wild Mushroom omelette, and it was delicious. The potatoes it came with, were incredible - even the toast was great. Fresh squeezed ok too. And the hostess was so much fun - a great personality. We'll definitely be back,...More

Thank CDixonFamily
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Food was awesome, as always! The hostess (Lenny) was awful. There was a 30 minute wait and in the midst of our time waiting, Lenny allowed a group of her friends to skip the line and go straight to an open table instead of waiting...More

Thank karaafay
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is a small restaurant on the main street of town. The food is excellent and the service is a little chaotic. Apparently this is a very popular because it was packed. If you are a couple it is a good idea to split your...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Arrived at 10AM on a Sunday morning and waited appx 50minutes, as expected. They do have a small enclosed waiting area and the hostess is funny and excellent about updating everyone on the status. We were offered the choice of a table for 2 or...More

Thank Lis41
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 896 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515-1730
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-387-7107
  • E-mail