Milwaukee area brunch guide
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Holy Hill Cafe
1525 Carmel Rd., Hubertus, (262) 628-4295
Come see what Betty's cookin'. The Sunday brunch runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is $9.95, or $8.95 for seniors. Pick from classic breakfast entrees, a salad bar, bakery table and over a dozen desserts, along with bottomless coffee.
2643 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 489-PIES
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 a hefty breakfast burrito. Best part? You'll find the brunch menu Saturday AND Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Hotch Spot
1813 E. Kenilworth Pl., (414) 727-2122
Formerly Hotch-a-do, The Hotch Spot serves up brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Stop in for breakfast and a game of Monopoly or checkers on one of their board game tabletops. Or linger for Sunday Funday specials at this '80s and '90s retro-style bar and restaurant.
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 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to pancakes, enjoy fresh doughnuts, an omelet bar or fresh fruit and cereal. The cost is $11.95 for adults, $4.95 for kids 12 and under and free for those 2 and younger. On Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day the brunch menu is considerably expanded.
524 S. 2nd St., (414) 224-7777
Billing themselves as a "shelter from the ordinary," INdustri Café offers brunch every day from 7 a.m. to noon. Diners can choose from lobster benedict, sweet or savory crepes, walnut-battered French toast and more, along with a variety of sandwiches. Their signature 24-ounce Bloody Marys contain a breakfast's worth of add-ins including grilled prawn, sausage and Wisconsin cheese. Sundays from 8 a.m. to noon they feature a build-your-own Kellogg's Eggo waffle bar, featuring a variety of toppings, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pricing ranges from $7.25 to 15.95.
The Iron Horse Hotel
500 W. Florida St., (888) 543-4766
Smyth's Route 66 Brunch Buffet features favorites from along the Mother Road, like Scotch eggs, flannel hash and made-to-order signature items like rock salt-crusted prime rib and Belgian waffles, all for $30. A clever cocktail list matches the menu. Brunch is served Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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 7 a.m. to 2.pm. on Saturday or Sunday to try 10 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 chicken dill Havarti omelet. Items range from $8 to $14.
801 N. Jefferson St., (414) 273-4224
With weekend brunches from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Louise's pulls out pastas, foccacia breads, frittatas and more all in the shadows of beautiful Cathedral Square. Everything is served with Potatoes Louise and fresh fruit. Items range from $7.95 to $10.95..
1037 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 271-3377
Mader's serves German dishes and continental specialties. Their Sunday brunch, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is $23.95 for adults and $11.95 for children and offers an open buffet with authentic German dishes like sauerbraten and 'wursts intermingled with more traditional breakfast items, soups, pastas, cheese, fruits and desserts.
Metro Bar and Cafe
411 E. Mason St., (414) 225-3270
Inside Hotel Metro on the corner of Milwaukee and Mason downtown, Metro Bar and Cafe offers wonderful breakfast and brunches. Served on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the brunch offers an array of dishes priced between $7 and 14, including traditional breakfast foods, sandwiches and salads. The oatmeal, brulee style, is amazing.
Milwaukee River Cruise Line
1110 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 276-7447
The family-friendly Sunday Brunch Cruise (12-2 p.m.) on the Edelweiss Boats features a two-hour, gourmet three-course brunch including orange juice, champagne, coffee, a fresh fruit plate, assorted muffins and pastries, vegetable frittata, bacon, sausage, fresh oven-roasted potatoes and a seasonal fruit cobbler. Prices with required advanced reservations are $42 for adults and $21 for children.
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., Chef Michael Feker's 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 available.
Mo's Irish Pub
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.
839 W. National Ave., (414) 431-6551
The National is probably one of the best hidden cafes in this town. Offering affordable options for breakfast and lunch daily, they feature classic Milwaukee favorites like a breakfast burrito, French toast, omelet or tofu scramble. Perfect for everyday eating, they have healthier options too. Honey- and ginger-infused yogurt, house-made granola and fresh fruit bowls come highly recommended. Also serving fresh, organic juices, Anodyne coffee and Rishi teas.
New Port Shores
407 E. Jackson St., Port Washington, (262) 284-6838
Located on the shore, you can gaze out over the lovely Lake Michigan while you treat yourself to the Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The buffet-style meal is $9.95, with omelets made to order until noon and sandwiches from noon to 2 p.m. Reservations are suggested.
890 Elm Grove Rd., (262) 780-1888
Since March 2010, Nora B's has been serving up delicious breakfast and lunch options, including seven specialty omelets, fruit-filled or chocolate chip pancakes, and hearty corned beef hash. Known for their willingness to customize dishes to diners' needs, it's one spot in town where you'll never go hungry. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The Original Pancake House
2625 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.
The Packing House
900 E. Layton Ave., (414) 483-5054
For just three and a half hours every Sunday, The Packing House fills guests with an all-you-can-eat buffet-style brunch. Everything you can imagine includes four weekly changing entrees, meat stations, fresh-made omelets and fresh bakery. The price for adults is $17.95 and for kids it's $8.95.
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Devon's Seafood & Grill in the Bayshore mall has a FABOULOUS brunch. It is served on Sun.'s from 10-2. The cost is $24 but....you don't pay extra for any non-alcoholic drink. That means, coffee,orange juice, milk whatever they serve that's NA is included. No other brunch does that. Bloody Mary's and mimosa's are only $4.50 and 1/2 price bottles of wine all day. The brunch selections are UNBELIEVABLE!!! This our FAVORITE brunch!! FEATURING OMELET BAR HAND CARVED BEEF TENDERLOIN MADE TO ORDER BELGIUM WAFFLES FROM THE EMPORIUM TABLE SEASONAL FRESH FRUIT CHAR CRUSTED AHI TUNA GRILLED ASAPARGUS SALAD WITH WALNUT VIANIAGRETTE ASSORTED SMOKED FISH PEEL & EAT SHRIMP VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS ENGLISH CUCUMBER & FETA SALAD ASSORTED CHEESES ON THE HOT SIDE SCRAMBLED EGGS SHRIMP ENCHILADAS ALMOND CRUSTED TILAPIA SWEET POTATO CORN HASH APPLEWOOD SMOKED BACON SAUSAGE THAI CHICKEN WINGS JAMBALAYA LOBSTER MAC NCHEESE CHICKEN PICCATA SAUTEED GREEN BEANS ROASTED YUKON GOLD POTATOES DESSERT TABLE CARROT CAKE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES KEY LIME TARTS GRAND MARNIER WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE PANNA COTTA
Please consider giving us a try at "nines" at the River Club of Mequon. Always open to the public, we serve an outstanding Sunday Brunch, 52 weeks a year in a captivating and contemporary environement. 18.95. (10.95 for 12 and under. Under 5 fre) .Check out the menu, the atmospherics and what's going on at.... http://www.ninesattheriverclub.com/ We also have free live music every Thursday night via our ninesLive series.
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