The Ultimate Guide to Brunch in Milwaukee

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Brunch in Milwaukee

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. After asking around to other local moms, we’ve got a great list of some of the best brunch in Milwaukee.

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 some place 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. Love the Breakfast 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, Creamy Polenta with poached eggs and kale, 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.

Milwaukee Brunch Gems

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

Beans and Barley – Their East Side location serves brunch Monday through Friday. They offer 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.

Birch + Butcher – You won’t be disappointed with their weekend brunch. They have DIY mimosas, y’all.

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, Creamy Polenta with poached eggs and kale, 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! And, the kids will love their s’mores pancake!

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

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 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, through, everything is amazing!

Café Manna – One of the first 100% vegetarian restaurants in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Casablanca on Brady – Their Sunday brunch buffet includes bottomless mimosas and 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.

The Comet Cafe – Bacon. Period.

Company Brewing – Brewery meets brunch. The Pork Belly Hashbrowns are divine!

DiModa – Don’t feel like you have to stick with the pizza – their brunch favorites are drool-worthy.

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 – Muskego or Elm Grove. Has that kind of 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. A perfect spot for brunch with your girlfriends.

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

Honeypie Cafe – A huge favorite among Milwaukee Mom readers! It’s the little gem you don’t want to share. Whatever the special is, try it! It’s so good and the menu is so varied you could do brunch and then be back for dinner in 5 hours. It’s just THAT good. The atmosphere is very eclectic Milwaukee.

Hotel Madrid – Your kids will love their Fruity Pebbles pancakes!

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

The Knick – A Milwaukee staple – with a build your own Bloody Mary bar!

Lazy Susan – Start with their Cider Donuts!

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. Love the Breakfast 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 9AM-1PM with traditional favorites.

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

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 – The breakfast menu changes out seasonally. Pair your breakfast with one of their pastries. 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. They have a special Mother’s Day brunch from 10 to 2 and reservations are highly recommended.

Movida – Sundays only. Enjoy the food and drinks of Spain.

The National – Almost everything they offer is made from scratch, and they use the best of fresh, locally sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible.

The Noble – Brunch is Monday only!

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!

Palomino – They make a darn good chicken and waffle.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery – Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. This new brunch menu includes breakfast burgers and tacos, chicken and waffles and a D.I.Y mimosa flight, among other delicious options.

Sabrosa Cafe + Gallery – Aside from good food, there is often live classical music

Saz’s – Traditional Saz’s favorites meets traditional breakfast favorites – on an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.

Simple Cafe – Build your own omelettes are a favorite.

Stella Van Buren – Located on the 3rd floor of the new downtown Westin. The food looks almost too good to eat!

Story Hill BKC – Owned by the same folks as Blue’s Egg and Maxies. The menu here changes seasonally and it is always acceptable to drink wine at 10 am here. The daily specials are amazing – and 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 include whole and unprocessed foods. Locations downtown and in Wauwatosa.

Urban Beets

Zisters – Their unique 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. At Smyth, you’ll find impeccable service, an unlimited mimosa bar, an omelet bar, the seafood bar, the dessert table that’s unmatchable. With the white table cloths and red padded chairs, The Iron Horse Hotel puts on a true Milwaukee brunch. Oh, and crepes with lemon ganache!

New-ish on the Scene to Brunch in Milwaukee

Aria Cafe – The new cafe located in the Saint Kate arts hotel.

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.

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.

Milwaukee Brunch

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

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