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Bella's Cafe

896 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515-1730
+1 203-387-7107
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Gem of a restaurant. Probably the best food in New Haven. The line outside is long for a reason. But the dishes are worth the wait.

Thank Umer D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous breakfast place! 4 if us shared 4 meals, rotating them among us. All the meals were good to excellent. All were unique and unusual. And more than enough food! We could have filled up on just three meals for sure. The seating...More

Thank singersus
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

The good at Bella’s is excellent. It’s fresh, real food, made with lots of flavor and creativity. This visit my husband had the shrimp and grits and I had a special, Kentucky Hot Brown. Both were delicious, although neither of us could finish. It could...More

Thank Heather02380
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

The hostess/ waitress at this place will run off customers for sure. She was rude and unprofessional and didn’t even smile when she greeted us. As a matter of fact, because the place is so small they make you wait outside which is fine but...More

1  Thank Nelson5454
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Walking in this place you can't imagine what the food quality will be, but when you see the lines to get in you realize, this place is something special for brunch. I had the best shrimp and grits I've ever had ANYWHERE, and it was...More

Thank rpalive
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Visited with my fiancée last weekend. We want on a Sunday, so needless to say it was as packed as we expected. We waited for about an hour, but oh my was the wait worth it. Got there at 11 AM. It’s not a very...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed March 12, 2018

My husband and I were in New Haven for the weekend for a wedding and decided to find a good place for brunch on Sunday morning. Bella’s came across our radar on TripAdvisor, so we headed there. We arrived at 10:30am and were immediately seated...More

Thank hfritzinger
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Great brunch menu, worth the wait ... usually a line in the weekends but it moves quickly... great menu selection , always fresh and delicious... today I had a egg sandwich with sausage and Hollandaise sauce, and the special with waffles egg and sausage and...More

Thank JJFlash7
Reviewed February 13, 2018

We usually come here for the phenomenal breakfasts. This time three of us tried lunch. As usual, the food was excellent. It’s innovative yet familiar...but with a creative twist. We had the chicken salad and steak sandwiches. We thoroughly enjoyed the food. Portions and prices...More

Reviewed February 9, 2018

Considered by many to be one of New Haven’s best spots for Breakfast and Brunch, an address nearly three miles Northwest of Yale’s campus cutting down on college traffic and making it a distinctly locals-only sort of place, Bella’s Café played host to a memorable...More

Thank Michael U
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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
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