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Early Bird Cafe

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American, Coffee Shop
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88 Danbury Rd, Ste 7, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4025
203-438-1395
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hometown diner

Perfect breakfast spot with tons of local families. They make great waffle and herb scramble. Some regional favorites such a scrapple, too. Good value and something on the menu for everyone in the family. The staff is small & friendly, they remember you & make you feel welcome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Lexie R
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Perfect breakfast spot with tons of local families. They make great waffle and herb scramble. Some regional favorites such a scrapple, too. Good value and something on the menu for everyone in the family. The staff is small & friendly, they remember you & make you feel welcome.

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Rowayton, Connecticut
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89 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A town favorite forever because the food is good, the coffee delicious and always being refilled, and the atmosphere friendly. You never dine alone as you will run into a friend or two or make a new one. I don't even live near here anymore, but stop by whenever I'm in town!

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Good food good company hot coffee. The breakfast menu is varied and lunch has a special board. Diner is quite varied large portions and friendly staff. Regulars are there for two and three times a day.

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Connecticut
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They do the classics, but in a very nice way. They have really improved their joint in the last year. We love the friendly service too!

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Rotterdam, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Went to visit family in Ridgefield and we went out to catch a quick lunch. Dining room was clean and had a friendly atmosphere. You could see there were "regulars" there which were greeted by name. Food was very reasonable and there were enough choices on the menu for all. I had an egg salad sandwich which was very large... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This place seems to always be busy. That's because the locals all eat here. It's diner food, but it's very good diner food.

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78 reviews 78 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you are looking for a straight forward, no frills breakfast then you have found your place. The food was good. The pancakes large and the facility was clean.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My family and I have tried the Early Bird Café several times over the past couple of years. We've gone back because we like the food and always thinking perhaps the big problem with this place (which is the service) will have changed, but it hasn't. The food is very good and they have a nice selection, but the service... More 

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104 reviews 104 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

A favorite for many locals but pricey. Could not believe the bill for four. Watch the additional orders like OJ or side of bacon which are expensive for cartoned orange juice. Service is good and the staff is pleasant.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

It's just your average diner, but a little nicer atmosphere and staff. I personally would have their omelets and bacon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Danbury Rd, Ste 7, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4025
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: 203-438-1395

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?