The Ultimate Guide to Brunch in Milwaukee

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Brunch in Milwaukee

With advanced sanitation measures in place, so many local favorites are now open for brunch! As a mom, I can say that brunch is one of my favorite meals to enjoy when dining out. Is there anything better than a meal that we don’t have to plan, shop, cook, or clean for? I think not. A year since the pandemic hit, here are some local places offering varied dine-in and carry-out options for enjoying the best brunch in Milwaukee.

Be sure to check each location’s linked website for their updated COVID procedures and hours!

Kid-Friendly Brunch in Milwaukee Spots

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There’s something on the menu for everyone at each of these restaurants! If you’re looking to hit up someplace a little more casual and very kid-friendly, our favorites are:

Cafe Hollander – With five locations in Tosa, Downer Ave, The Corners at Brookfield, Mequon, and even one in Madison, Hollander is a can’t miss brunch stop. Because beignets

Cafe Benelux – Milwaukee Third Ward. It’s hard to choose between the cinnamon streusel french toast and the liege waffles! And of course, for the grown-ups, a Bloody with Milwaukee’s own Rehorst garlic-infused vodka.

Cafe Centraal – This is well above your classic brunch spot, located in Bay View. The Biermosa is killer, and there is a menu item called “Cheesy Gooey Spicy Mess.” What’s not to love about that?! BONUS:: An entirely Gluten-Free Brunch menu!

Mad Rooster Cafe – Right down the street from Miller Park, Mad Rooster is wonderful and very kid-friendly. I love the Brunch Burger, and the kid’s menu is awesome. And be sure to check out “The Hangover,” a plate designed specifically for those mornings.

Blue’s Egg – This place is an institution. Dubliner Eggs Benedict with corned beef, their signature stuffed hashbrowns, and so much more. Blue’s Egg is famous for taking brunch to a whole new level.

Hubbard Park Lodge – Shorewood.  Very kid-friendly and served family-style! Bonus: bottomless mimosas!

Mimosa – A Franklin favorite, now with a Brookfield location! Their menu features locally-sourced, organic ingredients. Each of their traditional brunch favorites includes a special “Mimosa” twist.

Hungry for delicious BBQ (yes, even at brunch), check out one of the two Smoke Shack locations.

Local Brunch Gems

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For more amazing food and great atmospheres, hit up any of the following places, and you won’t be disappointed:

Beans and Barley – Offering weekend brunch via carryout on Milwaukee’s East Side. Their menu includes a wide selection of both vegan and gluten-free options.

Belfre Kitchen – Located in one of the oldest existing buildings (a former church) in Delafield, it’s certainly worth the drive if you don’t live out West.

Black Sheep – This place is definitely more than a wine bar! Weekend brunch includes local favorites, ranging from light, healthy options to heart-stopping piles of bacon.

Blue’s Egg – This place is an institution. Dubliner Eggs Benedict with corned beef, their signature stuffed hashbrowns, and so much more. Blue’s Egg is famous for taking brunch to a whole new level.

BrunchBrunch –  You can’t go wrong with a flight of bacon! Located both in Milwaukee & Brookfield. And, the kids will love their s’more’s pancake!

Buckley’s – Any brunch that starts with a homemade cinnamon roll is a winner in our book. In the warmer months, enjoy Sunday brunch outside in the sun!

Cafe at the Plaza – Take a step inside this little diner, and you’ll feel right at home. The vintage cafe is a local Milwaukee treasure – as is their carryout brunch selection!

Cafe Benelux – Milwaukee Third Ward. It’s hard to choose between the cinnamon streusel french toast and the liege waffles! And of course, for the grown-ups, a Bloody with Milwaukee’s own Rehorst garlic-infused vodka.

Cafe Centraal – They celebrate the rich experience of travel—of cultures blending and creating new sensory experiences through an eclectic mix of global cuisines and an all-new tappery experience

Cafe Corazon – Choose from one of their three locations – Riverwest, Bayview, or Mequon.

Cafe Hollander – With five locations in Tosa, Downer Ave, The Corners at Brookfield, Mequon, and even one in Madison, Hollander is a can’t miss brunch stop. Because beignets

Cafe Hollander

Cafe Lulu – The non-traditional Sunday brunch menu has so many options you won’t know what to choose. Don’t fret, though. Everything is amazing! Open for curbside pickup and Wed-Sat delivery.

Café Manna – One of the first 100% vegetarian restaurants in Southeastern Wisconsin, open for carryout!

Casablanca on Brady – Located in Milwaukee and Brookfield with loads of Mediterranean fare options.

Crawdaddy’s  – A West Allis staple that serves up a hearty dose of brunch favorites, including benedicts and biscuits & gravy. All brunch entrees are served with a hurricane Bellini.

Company Brewing – Brewery meets brunch! Saturday and Sunday brunch offerings via curbside pick-up or walk-up window.

Engine Company #3 – You’ll be eating local at Engine Company #3 with their locally-sourced fare. They offer a weekend or weekday brunch. Weekend reservations are always recommended at this favorite!

First Watch – Something for everyone – including the kids!

Gingerbread House – Located in Muskego with a kitschy vibe, backed up with yummy food.

Goodkind – Known for their food and beverage pairings, their brunch cocktail menu is just as big as their food menu. Open for delivery and curbside pickup.

Goddess & The Baker – Treat the kids to their rainbow cake for breakfast and indulge in a glitter latte.

Hubbard Park Lodge – Shorewood.  Very kid-friendly and served family-style! Bonus: bottomless mimosas!

The Knick – A Milwaukee staple – with a build your own Mimosa feature!

Le Reve – Their French delicacies are mouth-watering. Be sure to leave room for dessert. Trust us.

Mad Rooster Cafe – Right down the street from Miller Park, Mad Rooster is wonderful and very kid-friendly. I love the Brunch Burger, and the kid’s menu is awesome. And be sure to check out “The Hangover,” a plate designed specifically for those mornings.

Matty’s Bar – The Super Weekend Breakfast served up 9 AM-1 PM with traditional favorites.

McBob’s – May I suggest the Corned Beef Hash? Corned beef is what McBob’s is famous for, after all.

Mimosa – A Franklin favorite, now with a Brookfield location! Their menu features locally-sourced, organic ingredients. Each of their traditional brunch favorites includes a special “Mimosa” twist.

Miss Molly’s Cafe –  Open for pick-up with a delicious breakfast menu that changes out seasonally. Make sure to add a pastry to your order. Trust us!

Mistral – A new brunch option in Bay View with a Mediterranean focus.

MJ Stevens – Great stop for the “North of the City” folk in Hartford. Sunday brunch is from 10-1:30, and reservations are highly recommended!

The Noble – Watch their Facebook page for their ever-changing menu options. Brunch is Monday only and available for carryout.

Original Pancake House – A kid favorite with a never-ending list of delicious pancakes.

Parkside 23 – When this gem started offering Saturday Brunch, there was much rejoicing! And rest assured, they offer their famous, delectable creamed corn on the brunch menu. Try the mimosa flight! Closed on Sundays, so brunch is on Saturdays only!

Sabrosa Cafe + Gallery – Caramel apple french toast, anyone?

Simple Cafe – Build your own omelets are a favorite.

Story Hill BKC – Owned by the same folks as Blue’s Egg and Maxies. The menu here changes seasonally, and the daily specials are amazing. They sell out FAST, so go early and don’t delay!

Sweet Diner – May I suggest the Chilaquiles? It’s delicious. All their pancakes and waffles have a gluten-free option, as well.

Toast – They have a kids menu and a donut of the day!

Urban Beets – Their 100% vegan menu includes whole and unprocessed foods. Locations downtown and in Wauwatosa.

Urban Beets

Zisters – Their daily brunch menu has a great variety of both savory and sweet brunch options, including gluten-free and vegan selections.

Are you headed to brunch with your girlfriends, mom, or without the kids? We like both Ash (at the Iron Horse Hotel) & Bacchus for a brunch that’s more on the adult side.

New-ish on the Scene to Brunch in Milwaukee

Press. Au marché – Your favorite farmer’s market waffle truck now has its own cafe! The cafe offers other breakfast options, including egg sandwiches, Croque Monsieur, and more. Available for pickup.

Public House – New to West Allis, The Public House offers a new twist on many classic breakfast favorites. Gluten-free, Keto, Paleo – they truly do have options for everyone.

Uncle Wolfie’s Breakfast Tavern – Traditional tavern combined with a fresh, classic menu, their breakfast or lunch is offered daily via pickup.

Milwaukee Brunch

Hungry yet? Where is your favorite place to get Brunch in Milwaukee?

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