Milwaukee brunch guide
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The weekend may almost be over, but what better way to start the last day than with a delicious brunch. Not made by yourself, of course, but by one of the Brew City's many fabulous brunch spots, all gathered here for your perusal.
So forget that alarm clock, catch some zzzzz's and then toast the weekend with a mimosa or Bloody Mary – and maybe some food to soak it up (maybe) -- at one of these Milwaukee-area restaurants. And if we've forgotten your favorite brunch spot, please add it to the list with the talkback feature!
People may think of the Bass Bay Brewhouse as just a supper club, but on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., there's excellent brunch (with a lake view) to be enjoyed. The menu has classics like eggs Benedict and steak and eggs, along with originals like the Wisconsin breakfast, which includes Usinger's bratwurst, cheesy scrambled eggs, Pabst Blue Ribbon Tall Boy and toast. Don't sleep on their biscuits and cheesy hashbrown casserole; both are worth every bite.
Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
3133 E. Newberry Blvd., (414) 962-6300
A commanding view of Lake Michigan makes this the perfect Sunday champagne brunch spot. The menu features upscale specialties like steak tartare, salade Niçoise and omelette du jour (a three egg omelet with bacon and potatoes).
Beans & Barley
1901 E. North Ave., (414) 278-7878
Brunch makes an appearance at Beans and Barley every Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can pick from infinite egg items: poached, omelets, scrambled, benedict and even tofu scramblers. Breakfast burritos, almond French toast, a lox plate and pancakes are also served.
Birch + Butcher
459 E. Pleasant St., (414) 323-7372
Looking for a stellar brunch that's outside the norm? Try Birch + Butcher where the menu incorporates a variety of elements cooked over the restaurant's wood-fired hearth. The menu changes frequently, but includes staples like housemade cinnamon rolls and a lox platter to housemade rosemary biscuits with charcuterie gravy and n'aan bread topped with n'duja, ricotta, broccoli and poached eggs. Don't miss the phenomenal steak and eggs, and be sure to try the pork fat fried smoked potatoes! And yes, there is a nice selection of brunch drinks to match. Brunch at Birch + Butcher is served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
216 S. 2nd St., (414) 223-0903
Black Sheep is proving that it is so much more than just a wine bar with its weekend brunch. The menu has multiple Milwaukee classics, like hot ham and rolls. Want to switch it up a bit? Try the breakfast chimichanga! There are also some really tasty brunch cocktails. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
249 N. Water St., (414) 431-1133
In the mood for globally inspired fare? Look no further than Blue Bat Kitchen where inventive brunch dishes range from churro pancakes and banana fritters to Moroccan hash, a Bao Benedict and pan perdu (French toast) topped with mezcal chocolate, pecans and berries. Pair any dish with a cocktail made with one of their 160+ brands of agave-based spirits. Brunch at Blue Bat Kitchen is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
317 N. 76th St., (414) 299-3180
Blue's Egg is one of the few places in town where you'll find brunch (complete with breakfast cocktails) seven days a week. Serving breakfast and lunch daily, the menu carries omelets and benedicts throughout the day. Specialties include stuffed "Blue's Browns," house-made corned beef and pulled ham, savory French toast, vegetarian options, salads, sandwiches and much more, with everything made from scratch.
The Brick Pub & Grill
6343 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale, (414) 797-0710
Head over to the Brick Pub and Grill, where traditions are built, to experience a tasty brunch. Available on Sunday's, their brunch menu includes Skippy's steak and eggs, a southwest skillet, the cinnamon brick (a take on the morning bun) – you know, the classics. Brunch begins at 9 a.m.
800 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee, 414) 210-5381
Brunch is... well, all about brunch. Opened in late June of 2016, it's perched on the corner of Wells St. and Plankinton at 800 N. Plankinton Ave. on the first floor of the Cawker Building. You'll find staples like pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, a mac and cheese omelette, Valentine coffees and more. The space is bright, cheery and centrally located in Downtown Milwaukee.
801 N. Cass St., (414) 277-1111
Don't miss indulging in a leisurely brunch at this cozy spot just around the corner from Cathedral Square. Options include classic lox and bagel, an ultimate poutine and seasonal pop tarts, along with classics like croque monsieur and eggs Benedict. Sunday brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1505 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon, (262) 241-7076
Specializing in soups, salads, vegetarian fare and sandwiches, as well as weekly specials, Cafe 1505 serves up an excellent brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Also available are mimosas and handmade Bloody Marys.
Cafe at the Plaza
1007 N. Cass St., (414) 272-0515
There's old-school brunch and breakfast goodness at the Plaza's cafe. Featuring fresh, seasonal, organic ingredients, guests can enjoy made-from-scratch dishes like The Scrambler or a make-your-own omelet while enjoying The Plaza's classic Art Deco architecture. Open for brunch Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
7700 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 271-7700
From 8 a.m. t0 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Cafe Bavaria serves a slew of delicious brunch items such as pretzel French toast, egg and sausage potato pancakes, a variety of omelets, build-your-own smashed burgers, and more. Wash all of this down with a selection of specialty Bloody Marys and mimosas.
346 N. Broadway, (414) 501-2500
This brunch offers various items like the buttermilk fried chicken and waffles, cinnamon streusel French toast and a delicious quinoa skillet, along with an impressive 40-page bier menu. Make this café, fashioned after the grand cafes of Lowland Europe, a Milwaukee brunch hot spot Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Café Calatrava at the Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N Art Museum Dr
If you are planning on having a relaxing Sunday at the Milwaukee Art Museum, why not start your day off with brunch at Café Calatrava. Starting at 11:00 am the á la carte brunch menu serves up contemporary breakfast with items like the Fried Egg and Duck Prosciutto Sandwich.
3129 N. Bremen St., (414) 810-3941
2394 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 544-2774
The tiny Riverwest restaurant has added a new location in Bay View and brunch is well worth the wait. Offered Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., brunch is a mixture of Latin-infused specialties and classic favorites. Cafe Corazon prides itself on using locally grown ingredients, including beef and seasonal produce from their family farm, Richway Acres. The brunch drink menu offers a "beermosa" (orange juice and Pabst Blue Ribbon) along with a variety of non-alcoholic beverages.
2608 N. Downer Ave., (414) 963-6366
7677 W. State St., Wauwatosa, (414) 475-6771
Café Hollander's specialty might be Belgian brews, but it also does a pretty good job with brunch. In fact, you can now enjoy brunch every day. Choose from sweeter options like pannekoeken and Belgian liege waffles to savory dishes like French omelettes, shakshuka and a Hollander classic, the Wafflebrown. [Read more about their offerings here].
2261 S. Howell Ave., (414) 294-5858
Enjoy Lulu's delicious brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Choose from a limited variety of popular sandwiches or opt for a Half-Pound Heart Attack hamburger. Order one of the specialty scrambles or just basic eggs and toast.
Canal Street Cafe at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 W. Canal St., (414) 847-8510
Get your breakfast (or brunch) on any day of the week between 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Canal Street Cafe. The menu includes classic comfort food breakfast classics like omelettes, biscuits and gravy and corned beef hash along with mimosas, Bloody Marys and more.
728 E. Brady St., (414) 271-6000
Take the opportunity to check out Casablanca on Sundays for its brunch buffet. Offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the buffet offers a wide variety of meats (lamb, chicken and beef), sweets such as stuffed falafel, as well as vegetarian options.
1947 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 273-7677
This East Side favorite serves brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Comet's menu includes brunch classics as well as many vegetarian and vegan options. Order off the specials board for adventurous takes on classic brunch fare, and don't forget to check out the vegan baked goods. Bloody Marys, with or without bacon, are their specialty.
735 E Center St., (414) 930-0909
Eat up brunch items such as the Company Benedict, a Brunch Burger of Pork Belly hash browns. A full array of brunch cocktails is also available for your Sunday Funday or even a lazy Saturday that starts out delicious.
Devon Seafood and Steak
5715 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale, (414) 967-9790
Conveniently located at Bayshore Town Center, Devon Seafood and Steak offers a brunch buffet on Sundays. This buffet includes an omelet, carving, fresh seafood, sashimi, Belgian waffle and dessert station. Entrees include classic breakfast favorites like scrambled eggs, sausage links and applewood-smoked bacon, and unusual brunch items like shrimp enchiladas and Thai chicken wings.
1102 S. 1st St., (414) 808-0805
Experience brunch fare taken up a notch at Don's, Milwaukee's "finer diner." From truffled scrambled eggs, pancakes and French toast to grain-based bowls and corned beef tongue hash. Pair it up with a traditional brunch cocktail or one of Don's boozy shakes.
1307 E Brady St
Dorsia is one of the newer additions to Brady Street and may be known for their dinner, but starting at 11:00 am on Saturdays and 10:00 am on Sundays you can stop by Dorsia for brunch. Their menu includes some unique brunch items like a lemon ricotta pancake and breakfast pizza and pasta.
1230 E. Brady St., (414) 226-6640
This Brady Street staple is offering brunch to the masses on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu includes bagels and lox, a frittata, flank and eggs, and more.
Engine Company No. 3
217 W. National Ave., (414) 226-5695
For weekend brunch, Engine Company No. 3 aims to keep it farm fresh with locally sourced ingredients that make up the varied menu. From savory sweets like pumpkin spice pancakes and Earl Grey French toast to smoked salmon benedict, spaghetti squash carbonara and Wisconsin omelets. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2308 W Wisconsin Ave
The Fitz gets its name from F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of many books like the Great Gatsby during the roaring twenties when the Ambassador Hotel, where the The Fitz is located, was founded. Tuesday-Saturday The Fitz is open for breakfast and on Sunday The Fitz opens up at 10:00 am for brunch. Sunday's brunch menu features items like the smoked salmon bagel and Neptune omelette, which is stuffed with royal red shrimp, sea scallops, jumbo lump crab, scallions and dill.
Glass + Griddle
1130 N. 9th St.
Enjoy casual brunch dishes -- from pancakes to eggs, bacon and sandwiches -- at Milwaukee's newest beer hall. Wash it all down with one of the beer hall's brews or any number of classic brunch cocktails.
W349 N5293 Lacy's Ln., Okauchee, (262) 567-7047
A bit of a drive from downtown, Golden Mast is known as one of the old school formal and full brunch purveyors. Brunch includes a complimentary glass of sparkling champagne, choice of fruit juice or coffee, tea or milk.
2457 S. Wentworth Ave., (414) 763-4706
When you're up and ready to go on Sunday, head on over to Bay View and start your day with brunch at Goodkind. Try the bacon and cheddar risotto, Szechuan ginger beer scones, polenta madame, whipped tofu and more! With your meal, sip on one of the specialty cocktails on the menu. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
818 E. Center St.
Stop by Fuel Cafe starting at 8:00 am on the weekends and 7:00 am on the weekdays to enjoy a variety of bagels or a toasted fruit croissant.
550 N. Harbor Dr., (414) 395-4900
Harbor House is offering a tasty brunch to all on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This all-inclusive brunch includes myriad options from a chilled seafood and salad, breakfast, lunch and dessert tables. Options include, fresh oysters and clams, made to order benedicts, lobster pot pie and a homemade key lime pie. Discounted pricing is available for children under 12.
Harry's Bar and Grill
3549 N. Oakland Ave., (414) 964-6800 .
Harry's Sunday brunch includes items such as breakfast pasta, Thai crab cake benedict, Belgian waffles, smothered steak and eggs, homemade corned beef hash and much more.
1701 N. Arlington Pl., (414) 220-8090
The Saturday and Sunday brunch menu features items such as corned beef benedict, bourbon-battered challah French toast and the Brunch Burger, made with a fried egg, bacon, American cheese and caramelized onions.
2643 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 489-7437
Despite rave reviews for lunch and dinner, when Honeypie opened in 2009, fans claimed, if you really want the goods, you've got to go for brunch. Expanding on sister restaurant Comet's infamous menu, you can load up with specialties like the seasonal quiche of the day, buttermilk biscuits and gravy or the scallops benedict. Best part? You'll find the brunch menu Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hubbard Park Lodge
3565 N. Morris Blvd., (414) 332-4207
Help yourself to the Hubbard Park Lodge's all-you-can-eat Lumberjack Brunch every Sunday. In addition to pancakes, enjoy fresh doughnuts, an omelet bar or fresh fruit and cereal. On Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day the brunch menu is considerably expanded.
Il Mito Enoteca
6913 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 443-1414
Who says a delicious, hearty breakfast can't be classy and well-presented, too? Served from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., their brunch is the perfect mix of breakfast and lunch, plating up heaping helpings of eggs and waffles, internationally inspired dishes and more. The build-your-own Bloody Mary bar makes waking up worthwhile. Gluten-free and children's options are also available.
139 E. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 291-4793
Located on the second floor of the InterContinental Hotel, Kil@wat is making a name for itself with both travelers and locals. Stop in for brunch on Saturday or Sunday to try eight different egg favorites or small twists on classic waffles, French toast and pancakes.
1030 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 272-0011
Sunday brunch is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy an array of classic favorites like omelets and pancakes, or branch out and try the scrumptious smoked salmon Benedict or the andouille sausage omelet.
1205 E. Brady St., (414) 210-3010
Enjoy a special Mexican brunch menu at this popular Brady Street taqueria on Sundays or Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features include breakfast tacos and burritos along with creative breakfast-worthy takes on gorditas, huarache and more. Don't miss the affordably priced bloody marias and tequilamosas!
2378 S. Howell Ave., (414) 988-7086
Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lazy Susan serves up a rotating brunch menu that includes challah French toast, Swiss chard pancakes, mini doughnuts, quiche and much more.
1041 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 271-3377
Mader's serves German dishes and continental specialties. The Sunday brunch, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., offers an open buffet with authentic German dishes like sauerbraten and 'wursts intermingled with more traditional breakfast items, soups, pastas, cheese, fruits and desserts.
Mad Rooster Cafe
4401 W. Greenfield Ave., (414) 231-9120
Start your Sunday morning with the Mad Mary or a Mimosa and the Mad Rooster Cafe. Travel the country by tasting the homemade Greek yogurt, the Espanola omelet, the Venetian Benedict or any of the sumptuous selection offered for brunch. From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., get your fill of this madly delicious food.
4914 W. North Ave., (414) 871-5050
The Irish-themed McBob's offers a daily Celtic Breakfast, with options such as corned beef hash, eggs Benedict, stuffed omelets and something alluringly called The McRobert's Plaid. Check website for breakfast / brunch times, which vary.
240 E Pittsburgh Ave., (414) 645-0240
Looking for something a bit different for brunch? Try Merriment Social. The fun, casual atmosphere is the perfect spot to sit back and relax with friends while trying great, creative house-made fare. Among the many unique aspects of the restaurant are the hot and cold carts (reminiscent of dim sum) that are rolled through the restaurant, offering up tasty sweet rolls, muffins and other treats (priced $4-5 each).
9405 S 27th St, Franklin, WI
Open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mimosa serves up wide ranging breakfast menu with everything from Benedicts to egg dishes to pancakes. And of course, there are mimosas and bloody Mary's to help compliment your meal.
Mo's Irish Pub
142 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 272-0721
10842 W. Bluemound Rd., Wauwatosa, (414) 774-9782
Holidays only. Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day. Call for specifics on brunch at Mo's Irish Pub.
524 S. 2nd St., (414) 224-5300
On Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy the food and drinks of Spain for brunch at Movida. Get your meal started with a chef's board of imported cheeses, sourdough with tomato spread or a beet salad. For your main course, choose from a selection of Spanish omelets, suckling pig benedicts, chicken waffles, torrijas, sandwiches and more.
839 W. National Ave., (414) 431-6551
The National is probably one of the best cafes in this town. Offering affordable options for breakfast and lunch daily, it features classic Milwaukee favorites like a breakfast burrito, French toast, omelet or tofu scramble. Perfect for everyday eating, they have healthier options, too. It also serves fresh, organic juices and various types of coffee.
North Avenue Grill
7225 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 453-7225
North Avenue provides the breakfast of champions in Wauwatosa, and it's definitely worth the venture. The breakfast offers a number of "sammies," such as the Hot Porky and the egg-white and cheese. Try the Wolf omelet or the South of the Border quesadilla.
Oak Barrel Public House
1033 N. Old World Third St., (414) 897-8320
If you're looking for a new place to brunch this weekend, you're in luck. The Oak Barrel Public House recently launched weekend brunch service. Among brunch options, guests will find a combination of egg dishes, waffles, pancakes, skillets and handheld items from which to choose. On the beverage side, there are $15 bottomless mimosas, beermosas, bloody marys or bloody marias to enjoy.
338 S. 1st St., (414) 271-7546
O'Lydia's serves Saturday and Sunday brunch, featuring hair-of-the-dog bloodies, omelettes made to order, the O'Lydia's Breakfast Club, eggs Benedict and everything in between. ￼
221 N. Broadway, (414) 308-1600
Enjoy a new take on brunch at Onesto, the Third Ward's scratch Italian restaurant. Their menu includes new takes on classics from scallop benedict to mushroom ragu with toast and eggs. Top it all of with shareable carafes of Onesto's tasty brunch cocktails. [Read more about Onesto's brunch here].
The Original Pancake House
2621 N. Downer Ave., (414) 431-5055
Everything from eggs to omelets to cereals and waffles make an appearance on the menu, but don't miss the specialty pancakes. Pick from buttermilk, buckwheat, potato, Swedish, dollar size or traditional, plus every topping you can imagine: pecans, strawberries, blueberries – and yes, bacon.
2491 S. Superior St., (414) 747-1007
Just as tasty, veggie and deep-fried as the regular menu, Palomino serves a great hangover brunch with options like a build-your-own scrambler and breakfast tacos. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays starting at 10 a.m.
424 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 935-5942
Experience one of the city's ultimate buffet-style brunches on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rogue dining room of the historic Pfister Hotel. With multiple carving stations, made to order pasta and omelette stations, a mimosa and signature Bloody Mary bar and over forty unforgettable items to choose from, surely appetites will be satisfied. Brunch items also available at the cozy Cafe at The Pfister.
Red Lion Pub
1850 N Water St
British brunch at the Red Lion Pub begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and at 9:00 am on Sunday. What does a British brunch menu look like? Well, glad you asked. There is the biscuits & gravy, breakfast poutine, breakfast baguette and Wimbledon breakfast to just name a few options.
Riverwest Co-op and Cafe
733 E. Clarke St., (414) 264-7933
The Riverwest Cafe serves breakfast seven days a week, and is open at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Using local and organic produce and goods as often as possible, the cafe offers brunch staples like pancakes, French toast and breakfast scrambles. Most entrees can be made vegan.
Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery
3216 S. Howell Ave., (312) 834-1929
Enjoy bright cheerful digs, local art and live music at this quaint cafe in Bay View. Sabrosa offers a delicious selection of classic and creative breakfast favorites along with classic Mexican dishes. Brunch drinks -- including a housemade mimosa and Bloody Mary -- are also available.
779 North Front St
Safe House offers one of the most unique dining experiences in Milwaukee with their spy themed restaurant. The restaurant is home to the world's largest mechanical puzzle and is also home to many Cold War artifacts. The Safe House is a great place to get a bite to eat and have fun while doing it.
Saloon Calhoun with Bacon
1700 W Capitol Dr
It probably comes as no surprise that when Saloon Calhoun's brunch menu begins on Sunday at 11:00 am that most of the the items on the menu include bacon. Everything from the Saloonified Scotch Egg to the Good Morning Burger to the breakfast burrito all have bacon incorporated with them.
5539 W. State St., (414) 453-2410
Saz's has updated its brunch offerings to include a full-service chef-driven menu. Diners will find favorites like Belgian waffles, French toast and omelettes along with unique dishes like a barbacoa beef skillet, chicken and waffles with hot honey and a number of unique takes on Eggs Benedict. Brunch is served both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Simple Cafe Milwaukee
2124 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 271-2124
Banana nut oat pancakes. A turkey, butternut squash and brussels sprouts hash. A Korean BBQ breakfast bowl. It's hard to make a wrong selection at Simple Cafe Milwaukee, and with the selection of local coffee, this should definitely be on any foodies brunch list under places-to-try.
Snifters Tapas & Spirits
606 S. 5th St., (414) 635-0882
Enjoy brunch dishes that take inspiration from both Latin America and Southern soul food cuisines at Snifters, which serves up a menu of delicious brunch items (and cocktails) on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. [Read more about their brunch offerings here]
332 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 431-1119
Indulge in your favorite hearty meals at the Smoke Shack's satisfying brunch! You'll find great selections on their menu such as a pulled pork benedict, sweet potato pancakes and fried chicken 'n' poblano waffles. Don't forget their signature cocktails like the Bloody Jack, which is a signature Bloody Mary made with Jack Daniel's. Brunch is offered Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Smyth @ The Iron Horse Hotel
500 W. Florida St., (414) 813-4615
Smyth's Great Northern Brunch features favorites from Washington to Maine, with dishes inspired by stops along the way, for $33 per person. A clever cocktail list matches the menu. Brunch is served Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes a full buffet of brunch faves as well as up to three from-scratch dishes from the kitchen per guest.
750 N Jefferson St., (414) 808-1588
This brunch sports bottomless mimosas to go with your brunch fare. Enjoy classics such as eggs and toast along with "bowls" and appetizers. Try the "Sconnie" hash or breakfast burger along with a Bloody.
Stella Van Buren
550 N. Van Buren St., (414) 47-5622
Weekend brunch at Stella Van Buren takes place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The menu runs the gamut between sweet and savory items, including lighter dishes like avocado bruschetta with lemon, extra virgin olive oil, pine nuts and a poached egg ($10, pictured below) and twists on classics like the Prosciutto Benedict with heirloom tomato, marinated artichoke, basil pesto, ciabatta and hollandaise.
Story Hill BKC
5100 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 539-4424
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can enjoy hangover cures such as the Mango Cider Bellini and Mexican Mocha. You can sample delicious dishes from traditional french crepes, the salivating Shakshouka, a tasty Greek yogurt panna cotta or the simple Quark and Bread.
Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
2060 N. Humboldt Ave., (414) 763-6324
From sweet to savory and everything in between, you'll find hangover cures like the banana creme brulee waffle, RumChata-marinated French toast or Brad's hangover burger topped with cheddar, bacon, tomato jam and an over-easy egg. If those choices don't float your boat, opt for the skinny omelet, or the tenderloin Benedict. Sunday brunch is offered beginning at 10 a.m.
239 E. Chicago St., (414) 488-9600
Enjoy brunch any day of the week at the well-appointed Sweet Diner in the Historic Third Ward. Choose from breakfast favorites like omelettes, Benedicts, pancakes and waffles along with soups, salads and sandwiches. And of course there are plenty of brunch drinks to go around.
231 S. 2nd St., (414) 539-4179
The "groovy" new breakfast, brunch and lunch spot in Walker's Point has a full menu of brunch basics. Plus you can enjoy brunch drinks and a variety of both classic and Southwestern-inspired dishes.
Trinity Three Irish Pubs
125 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 278-7033
Choose from just nine traditional Irish entrees like corned beef hash, Bailey's Irish Cream-dipped French toast or the Irish breakfast. Try Trinity's version of a Bloody Mary, complete with a splash of Guinness or a blend of Irish whiskey and hot coffee.
2659 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 539-3593vanguardbar.com
The Vanguard is a fun bar featuring creatively executed sausages and sides along with solid craft cocktails, an impressive beer list and a nice collection of well curated bourbon, whiskey and scotch. Can you say Sunday Funday? Open for lunch, dinner and late-night eats seven days a week (along with brunch on Sundays), there's nary a time you won't be able to get your fix.
Water Street Brewery
1101 N. Water St., (414) 272-1195
2615 Washington St., Grafton (262) 375-2222
3191 Golf Rd., Delafield (262) 646-7878
140 W. Town Square Way, Oak Creek, 414-301-5290
Beer for breakfast? Why not. Water Street Brewery does the brunch thing on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with French toast, omelets and of course, seasonal specialty beers.
West Allis Cheese and Sausage
6832 Becher Street
West Allis Cheese and Sausage's breakfast menu is served all days and includes a variety of items like breakfast sandwiches, burritos, pancakes and oatmeal. After grabbing breakfast, it will be hard to leave without picking up some of the award winning cheese they offer.
The Wicked Hop
345 N. Broadway, (414) 223-0345
The Wicked Hop has an interesting menu which includes names like Eggs Benedict XVI, the Elvis Impersonator Fonzarelli French toast. Plus if you're in the mood for a drink, there are seven brunch drinks on the menu including the expensive and large Glass Slipper, which is the house Bloody Mary served in a 96.628-ounce German boot. Brunch is served Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Uncle Wolfie's Breakfast Tavern
234 E. Vine St., (414) 763-3021
Every day is the perfect day for brunch at Uncle Wolfie's Breakfast Tavern which turns out daily helpings of soon-to-be classic dishes like their sweet potato and chorizo omelette, BELTCH sandwich (bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato and cheese) and inventive sandwiches like the Millee Cheese Steak. There are also plenty of brunch-worthy drinks. And you can put an extra egg on anything for just $1.25. Uncle Wolfie's serves up breakfast and brunch daily. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
1818 N. Hubbard St., (414) 763-0003
Enjoy brunch with a view at View MKE, nestled above the city in Brewers Hill. Their menu features brunch staples along with fun riffs like cookie batter waffles, baklava French toast and steak and eggs featuring braised short ribs, over-easy eggs and fries. There are also brunch pizzas baked in the restaurant's wood-fired oven. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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