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8 Must-Try Breakfast Sandwiches

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You know the story: you’re on the go, with a full day ahead, but you need to fuel up before anything else. That’s where Connecticut’s reliable classic bacon, egg and cheese steps in. The problem is it can all get a bit routine, and that’s where these delicious difference-makers come in to open your eyes and save the day.

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Bacon, egg and cheese on an English muffin from SoNo Baking Co. in Norwalk

SoNo egg sandwich, SoNo Baking Co., Norwalk

This better version of a BEC consists of fluffy scrambled eggs, sharp yellow cheddar, and smoky Applewood bacon, but the upgrade is the housemade, flaky, buttery croissant it comes on. Not a croissant fan? Get it on an English muffin. 101 Water St., 203-847-7666, sonobaking.com

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The smoked salmon bagel sandwich at Arethusa a mano in Bantam

Smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel, Arethusa a mano, Bantam

This hand-shaped everything bagel comes with deeply smoked salmon and the farm’s own cream cheese. Pair this sandwich with their Hairbender coffee, and it will recalibrate your expectations for breakfast on the go. 833 Bantam Road, 860-567-5722, arethusafarm.com/a-mano

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The Mother Clucker sandwich at Goldberg’s in West Hartford

Mother Clucker, Goldberg’s, West Hartford

This fan favorite and hangover cure-all features a piece of crispy fried chicken breast, a fried egg, pepper jack cheese and chipotle mayo sandwiched between your choice of bagel. Pro tip: pair it with the everything bagel. 1131 New Britain Ave., 860-231-8688, goldbergsbagelcafe.com

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The Sweet & Savory at Caffe Social in Norwalk

Sweet & Savory, Caffe Social, Norwalk

A sweet, crusty waffle balances out mildly spiced sausage and bacon, all tied together with egg and American cheese, with a dash of maple syrup. Extra napkins are obligatory. 73 N. Main St., 203-939-9523, caffesocial.com

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Breakfast sandwich with with eggs, avocado and bacon at Bleu Squid in Mystic

Egg, avocado and bacon, Bleu Squid, Mystic

Bleu Squid now offers breakfast all day in their new location in Olde Mistick Village. Try the breakfast sandwich with egg, avocado, cherrywood smoked bacon, tomato and salsa crema. Order it on the grilled hard roll and add a hashbrown to the sandwich for $1 more. 27 Coogan Blvd., 860-536-6343, dessertsmysticct.com

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Bacon, egg and cheese on a hard roll, with shaved steak and grilled onions at Billy D's Full Belly Deli in Shelton

Bacon, egg and cheese with steak and onions, Billy D’s Full Belly Deli, Shelton

Our pick at this full-service station for bacon, egg and cheese is on a hard roll, dressed up with shaved steak and grilled onions, like a breakfast Philly cheesesteak. Want to keep it light? Low-carb platter options are available as well. 58 Bridgeport Ave., 203-924-6600

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The Tasty sandwich from The Tasty Yolk food truck

The Tasty, The Tasty Yolk food truck, Bridgeport and Fairfield 

The signature Tasty sandwich comes with two eggs, spicy chorizo, and gooey, stringy cheddar on a buttery Parker roll that’s not your usual hard roll. Bridgeport: 2889 Fairfield Ave. and 4700 Park Ave.; Fairfield: 1916 Post Road; thetastyyolk.com

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The Yard Goat breakfast sandwich at Porròn and Piña Donut Shop in Hartford

Yard Goat, Porròn and Piña Donut Shop, Hartford

You won’t see this on the menu board, but those in the know can order the secret sandwich named after Hartford’s baseball team. It’s the ultimate combination of salty and sweet with fluffy egg frittata, cheddar cheese, bacon or sausage, and chipotle aioli served between one of pastry chef Kristen Eddy’s spongy vanilla-glazed doughnuts. 1 Haynes St. (The Goodwin Hotel), 860-904-2101, porronandpina.com/donut

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