Elm Street Diner, Connecticut

Wednesday, 9 August 2017
When I found out I was moving to the US, I took to Instagram to try and find out about things to do and places to eat in my new city. Which was when I discovered the Elm Street Diner. A classic American diner with a huge menu and a drool worthy Instagram account. When Leda was visiting me, I knew that we had to go and try it out for ourselves. We arrived at around 12 pm on a Sunday and waited about 10 minutes for a table - not bad considering this place is an urban legend around Connecticut. It's been voted the best diner and breakfast in the country for the past four years!

Leda ordered an iced coffee and I went for a fruit juice to cool us down whilst we perused the menu. The menu at this place is seriously huge, you could eat there every weekend for a year and not run out of new dishes to try. We'd previously agreed to go as unhealthy as possible and were drawn to the waffles and pancakes. The menu has some seriously crazy milkshakes that looked amazing but we knew we would be unable to finish one so we can leave that for another time. 

Leda ordered the Nutella hazelnut pancakes: big fluffy pancakes with Nutella, bananas and strawberries.  The pancakes were huge and delicious. I tried a teensy bit and the Nutella just works so well with the fruit. Leda did note that there's not really food like this in Edinburgh. The Tree House Cafe does a fairly similar idea but there's nowhere for brunch quite like the states. 

I ordered the banana berry waffle because I didn't want something too heavy. The waffle was served with bananas, strawberries, blueberries, butter and a tiny bottle of fresh Vermont maple syrup. They were absolutely amazing! The waffles were warm, fresh and soft. Sometimes I find waffles to be really dense and heavy but they were fluffy and light. I absolutely devoured them. I also love that the little bottle of maple syrup was branded with the diner's info - that's such a nice touch. Canada is well known for its maple syrup but Vermont actually produces a lot too! New England all the way! 

The Elm Street diner can be found at 463 Elm Street, Stamford CT and you can find out more information on their website

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