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Morning Glory Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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11 Halls Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371-1457
+1 860-434-0480
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

This is another local favorite for breakfast or lunch (no alcohol served). Chai teas, Asian salads and soups plus very fresh seafood or a hamburger are all fine. Coffee is good and the view is unequaled.

Thank MatureGourmet
Palmer, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

I had homemade soup that was delicious! No salt or pepper necessary! The waitress was friendly, personable, and knew the menu very well. My entree salad was extremely fresh, tasty, and huge. I wish I lived closer to frequent the cafe more often!

Thank Laurie S
Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

The lunch meal including the spring rolls were very good, the view of the river with the fall foliage was spectacular but the story of the family that own this restaurant is one of determination and simply amazing. Great place to stop for a meal based on the varied menu, quality, quantity and value. Will definitely stop here again when... More 

Thank wildlime92
Essex, Connecticut
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Always fresh food and pleasant servers. The Peach&Pumpkin soup is delicious, as are the very fresh salads. Good portions and decent prices. The menu seems to change with the seasons which is always nice to see.

Thank Teenzone
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Loved the view. We chose to eat in where it was cooler on a warm day. The service was attentive and food was delicious. The tuna sandwich was tasty as was the beer-battered cod fillet on a bun.

Thank HelvetiaCH
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I loved this place! I wish I wasn't gluten and dairy free because I could have tasted the amazing food my boyfriend has but the Spring Rolls and Pad Thai were incredible! Thank you for a delicious meal! We hope to stop here again.

1 Thank Lauren L
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a wonderful story. The owner came as a child from Asia in a refugee family sponsored by the Congregational Church of Old Lyme. He has grown up and is running this lovely breakfast and lunch spot in an idyllic location. My favorite lunch is an Asian salad with chicken served with a peanut sauce. Yum, yum! Breakfasts... More 

1 Thank Featheredfrends
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Love the menu at this little gem. Eat outside and enjoy river and wildlife. Inside seating also available if weather is questionable. This cozy eatery used to be quiet...but it has become "found" but the food is still specular. Mixture of Asian, American, eclectic cuisine. Spring rolls like I never had before....spectacular!!

1 Thank ArubaAnnieFlorida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Easy access off of 95 South Alfresco nice We had Eggs Benedict and Bagels and lox Great spot to enjoy a Tuesday morning breakfast

Thank BrianGump
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The staff is just so cordial, friendly, and cater to your every desire... I get together with a dear friend every couple of weeks either for a late breakfast or lunch... and outside of the delicious food, they just refill our coffee cups while we sit and gab and gab and never disturb us nor do we feel we are... More 

1 Thank Jasmine8CT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Halls Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371-1457
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Lyme
  • Phone Number: +1 860-434-0480

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