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Whether you’re a boozy brunch-goer or just like to fuel up for a long day of adventures, Wauwatosa’s brunch scene has you covered. With everything from sweet to savory, there’s something for just about every craving.
Good City Brewing.
Must-Order: Cinnamon Lover’s Pretzel — a giant Milwaukee pretzel, coated with butter, cinnamon, and sugar with a side of cinnamon cream cheese
The Mayfair Collection’s Good City Brewing serves up their delectable brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM to 3PM. Continuing with the sweet and savory trend, try their steak rancheros or the cinnamon lover’s pretzel. Plus, they have french toast for the kids!
Must-Order: Beignets — house-made beignets, confectioners’ sugar, house-made chocolate dipping sauce
If you’ve dined at Cafe Hollander for dinner, then a trip back for their brunch is probably already on your radar. Available weekday mornings and weekends until 2PM, the Cafe Hollander brunch experience is complete with beignets, benedicts, breakfast tacos, and bacon leek quiche.
Must-Order: Forager Hash — cauliflower and potato hash mixed with roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, with charred asparagus, black garlic crema, rye toast
A one-of-a-kind restaurant experience that you can only find right here in Wauwatosa, Buckatabon boasts a from-scratch menu and impressive drink program — and that certainly doesn’t stop for their weekend brunch. Pair any item from their “Brunch-atabon” Favorites with a crisp beer on tap or a beverage from their brunch cocktails menu.
Golden Nest Pancakes & Cafe.
Must-Order: The Cheesehead Omelette — free-range eggs stuffed with savory pork sausage, deep-fried Wisconsin Cheese Curds, caramelized onions, and sautéed bell peppers topped with more cheese
Located in the growing Mayfair Collection, Golden Nest Pancakes & Cafe is a classic-style café that specializes in an assortment of sweet and savory breakfast and lunch items. Enjoy their full drink and espresso bar to keep you fueled throughout the day. The full menu (including their strawberry cheesecake pancakes, biscuits and gravy skillet, and brioche french toast!) is available during operating hours.
Must-Order: Blue’s Classic Benedict — poached eggs, pulled ham, housemade English muffin, hollandaise, with browns
Striving to preserve the EGG (Everyone’s Good Graces), Blue’s Egg offers a modern American menu that is often recognized as Milwaukee’s best breakfast and best brunch. They have it all, including egg basics, buttermilk pancakes, restoring grain bowls, and daily specials.
Must-Order: Chicken & Waffle — Southern fried chicken breast and sweet waffle
Aptly located in Midtown Tosa, MidTown Grill serves comfort food and breakfast all day long. This family-owned and operated spot in the heart of Tosa offers diner classics with a modern touch. Prepare to devour their street breakfast tacos, corned beef hash, chicken and waffles, avocado toast, and country fried chicken.
Must-Order: Chilaquiles Rojos — fried tortilla chips, roja salsa, queso fresco, cilantro, onions, crema, scrambled eggs
Make your way over to East Tosa for BelAir Cantina — a Tosa Mexican staple that offers brunch on weekends from 10AM to 3PM. Their refined brunch menu includes a breakfast taco plate, breakfast burrito, french toast, and chilaquiles rojos. Don’t forget to tap into their brunch beverages like the Bloody Maria or Spiked Hot Chocolate.
Le Rêve Patisserie and Café.
Must-Order: Champignon Crêpes — roasted mushrooms, braised leeks, gruyère, and farm egg
Complete with French cuisine and pastries galore, Le Rêve Patisserie & Café is a must-visit spot for an upscale brunch. Offered Saturdays from 9AM to 2PM, Le Rêve features a complete menu of hors d’oeuvres, salads, sandwiches, crepes, omelettes, and much more.
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