Kitchen Little in Mystic, CT

September 8, 2010 · 12 comments · Print This Post

in Erin Cooks On-The-Go, Resturants, Reviews

On Monday morning I awoke to the official end of summer curled up in a cozy twin bed in CK’s grandparent’s house in Niantic, Connecticut. The air in the bedroom was crisp and cool and I was starving. A hearty breakfast immediately became my number one priority of the day. So like any good iPhone user I opened up the Yelp app to see what my possibilities were. In the end no analysis was really necessary. Boasting four and a half stars with forty-nine reviews under her belt, Kitchen Little in Mystic was the hands down winner. Now I just had to wait for CK to wake up so we could go.

Eventually we finally managed to get ourselves put together and as my stomach growled I wondered if there would be a long wait for a table. Thankfully we lucked out on a number of fronts. As soon as we pulled into the driveway of the restaurant another car was leaving so we managed to get a spot in their small lot. In addition, we were seated immediately in the dining room. Normally I would have held out for a spot on the deck overlooking the water but breakfast was seriously calling my name. Shortly after we sat down the population of patrons doubled so it appeared that we arrived at the perfect time.

With the scent of coffee and bacon permeating the air of the rustic space I eagerly perused the menu. I had some difficulty deciding whether I wanted to try the gingerbread pancakes special, spicy jalapeno cheese scramble with corned beef hash, or the Portuguese Benedict. In the end, CK ordered the scramble and I eagerly awaited the arrival of the Portuguese Benedict. This dish was composed of two poached eggs nestled atop two spicy hot chourico patties smothered in an amazing spicy Hollandaise Sauce and served on a sweet Portuguese English Muffin.

It was drop dead delicious! I practically licked my plate clean. It was so satisfying to have a restaurant live up to it’s online reputation and I heartily recommend that you add Kitchen Little to your “to visit” list. Keep in mind that they only accept cash and checks so a timely stop at the ATM would be in your best interest while you’re driving to breakfast nirvana.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 April in CT September 8, 2010 at 7:34 am

Ohhhh, yummy!! This is about 30 minutes from us so thank you for the info and review!! Mystic and Niantic is such a pretty area, we just drove through there over the weekend. Hope you had a great visit!


2 Julie September 8, 2010 at 8:59 am

So glad you found this shoreline gem! It IS outstanding. Kinda funky. Kinda fun. But totally YUM!


3 wummy September 8, 2010 at 9:03 am

Love to go for Breakfast!! Makes the whole day perfect!!


4 Hänni September 8, 2010 at 10:15 am

I love mom and pop breakfast spots! Great review–sounds like you had a lovely new england holiday.


5 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic September 8, 2010 at 10:34 am

Drop dead delicious! I like that term. It does sound awesome though!


6 Paul September 8, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Looks like a great place to eat!! Too bad it’s so far away:-)


7 Kelly September 8, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I wonder what foodies did before computers and smart phones. Whenever I’m in a destination, no matter how sexy or unsexy, I’m always looking for what I can eat based on the interwebs. Between Chowhound (I must say that is usually my go to before Yelp), Yelp, and different magazines online lists of top restaurants I am usually able to find SOMETHING interesting to eat regardless of where I travel.


8 Sues September 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Eggs benedict is practically my favorite food in the WORLD. But I especially love when restaurants put a different spin on it. This looks out of this world amazing!


9 alutzu @ CornerParadise September 14, 2010 at 7:04 pm

hmm…looks great…


10 Samantha September 25, 2010 at 9:11 pm

I need to try this place out next, I’m also exploring all the eats in the greater New England area.


11 nicole September 26, 2010 at 9:35 pm

1) I love that you used Yelp. I love yelp. I’m racking up my reviews (almost 400!) on there.

2) that looks AMAZING. I never heard of that place or Portuguese Eggs Benedict but now I’m sure I’ll have to make a detour there when I’m in CT

3) If you venture to the Cape- go to Grumpy’s in Dennis for really good Eggs Benedict. So many kinds!


12 Jean October 2, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Now I want breakfast for dinner! Thanks for sharing this great find.


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