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Sadler’s has an unassuming exterior – what waits inside is pure charm!

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Article & Photos by: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com

 

 

Sadler’s Restaurant * Bakery in Marlborough, Connecticut has an unassuming, Colonial looking exterior – what waits inside is pure charm.

Quaint, cozy. warm, unpretentious. Sadler’s is all of that and more. With its wood floors, beamed ceilings, working two-sided stone fireplace, hanging baskets, 016Early American reminiscent furniture, lanterns and authentic cooking, the extraordinarily lovely Sadler’s is quintessential New England. Not only is the ambiance and staff welcoming, but the food is quite enjoyable. Our group of five could not have chosen a better place to partake of Sunday breakfast on an October morning. We were fortunate enough to cross paths with Chef/Owner Kevin Haggerty and found him to be equally as delightful as the restaurant he runs.

Chef/owner Kevin Haggerty shown with his son Bryan.

Chef/Owner Kevin Haggerty shown with his son Bryan.

On October 5, Haggerty was celebrating turning 60, 35 years of marriage, and twenty years at the helm of Sadler’s.

“It’s a labor of love,” he said.

Group photo graciously snapped by a Sadler's staff member.

Group photo graciously snapped by a Sadler’s staff member.

And to think, Sadler’s is right in our own backyard here in Connecticut. The restaurant is easy to reach off of Route 2 or a pleasant drive on beautiful back, country roads.

“It’s like a visit to Sturbridge Village but without the road trip,” said one person in our group.

“Their food presentation is perfectly pleasing,” said another.

Breakfast is only served on Sundays, starting at 8 a.m. Calling ahead for reservations is a good idea because it is popular. 032033034

"The Mess."

“The Mess.”

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I enjoyed their homestyle French Toast with a side of sausage and wedge of fresh cantaloupe which I topped with maple syrup – additional French Toast options were a cinnamon-raisin selection, or a pumpkin special. Receiving good reviews as well, were the buttermilk pancakes sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar and a side of ham, and egg combinations – including one humorously called “The Mess.”

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Among the other breakfast offerings are:

Sides of bagels, toast, English muffins, homefries, and ham, bacon or sausage; “From the Griddlle”, blueberry pancakes, Granny Smith Apple Cakes, Belgian waffles; under “Eggs ETC”, one or two eggs any style with homefries and a choice of toast (white, wheat, rye) or English muffin, Three Egg Omelette, NY Steak & Eggs, Eggs Benedict; and a list of gourmet “Specials”, Breakfast Burrito – filled with scrambled eggs, peppers, onions, tomatoes and cheese that comes with fries and salsa; New Orleans Omelette – with andouille sausage, peppers, onions, tomatoes and cheddar cheese; “Brendan’s” Belgian Waffle – hot-ironed and topped with bacon and warm cinnamon apples; Crabcakes Benedict – poached eggs atop bay-seasoned cakes with hollandaise and homefries; Quiche of the day with homefries, cantalope and toast; Cream Cheese-Sunflower French Toast – thick-cut bread, cheese-filled and stuffed with berries; Cheddar, Tomato, Spinach and Egg Bagel; and Bacon, Egg & Jack Croissant – served with homefries. All are modestly priced.

Immediately inside the main entrance is a small bakery and a few counter seats. In addition, there is an outdoor patio.

Served Monday through Sunday, Sadler’s has lunch and dinner menus that sound just as inviting as the breakfast fare. I can’t wait to go back!

Sadler’s Restaurant* Bakery is located on 61 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT Go to eatatsadlers.com or call 860-295-1994.