We were in town for a wedding and in search of a great place for breakfast & lunch near our hotel. A quick search online for the best in Cromwell pointed us here. It was about an eight minute drive, but was well worth it considering the usual strip mall junk that was all around the place we were staying.
Off the beaten path in the one stoplight downtown of Cromwell, CT you'll find a surprisingly fantastic greasy spoon of a place called Mitchells on Main! I was shocked to say the least. This part of middle Connecticut is pretty devoid of great spots to eat in this price point much less one that is privately owned like this one. Don't be fooled by all the chain restaurants big hotels down the road by the freeway that is not downtown Cromwell and you won't find this place there. A little exploring to find this place and you'll be well rewarded with awesome scratch made food prepared with care.
Don't listen to the naysayers, this cafe is great and I'm sure they get slammed so if someone had a bad experience with the person answering the phone or a little "curt" service from a server or management I'm positive there was a reasonible explanation. We were met with friendly service, great prices, and exceptional food. So good in fact that on our first trip I had two sandwiches for lunch and returned the next day for bereakfast!
My wife had a bagel sandwich, pretty basic, but cheap and tasty.. My mother in law had the cold lobster roll, I had the hot one, and for "dessert" I had the meatloaf sammy. All were great! Especially the lobster roll's- light, fresh, & yummy. Truely legit, and not too fishy. The real standout of the show were the breakfast potatoes though. I had them with my lunch and they were so good that I had to return the next day and get them with breakfast.. Truly not to be missed!
All in all a great place, I just wished I lived closer so I could come here again and again to try everything else on the menu! Go here, you won't be disappointed!