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Milwaukee has no shortage of brunch options. (PHOTO: Eron Laber of Front Room Photography )

Brunch guide




Note: The contents of this guide were checked for accuracy when this article was updated on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:01 a.m. We continually update the thousands of articles on OnMilwaukee.com, but it's possible some details, specials and offers may have changed. As always, we recommend you call first if you have specific questions for the businesses mentioned in the guide.


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Honeypie Cafe
2643 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 489-PIES
honeypiecafe.com
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) 727-2212
thehotchspot.com
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.

Hybrid Lounge
707 E. Brady St.
hybridlounge.net
(414) 810-1809
Hybrid serves brunch every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu offers French toast, pancakes, omelets, croissant sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, a B.E.L.T. (bacone, egg, lettuce and tomato on Texas toast that's served with tots) and more. Everything is under $10.

Hubbard Park Lodge
3565 N. Morris Blvd., (414) 332-4207

hubbardlodge.com
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.

Il Mito Enoteca
6913 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 443-1414
ilmito.com
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.

INdustri Café
524 S. 2nd St., (414) 224-7777
industricafe.com
Billing themselves as a "shelter from the ordinary," INdustri Café offers brunch Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Diners can choose from lobster Benedict, sweet or savory crepes, vanilla-battered brioche 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. Pricing ranges from $7.25 to $14.

The Iron Horse Hotel
500 W. Florida St., (414) 813-4615
theironhorsehotel.com
Smyth's Route 66 Brunch Buffet features favorites from along the Mother Road, like green chile chilaquiles, flannel hash and made-to-order signature items like rock salt-crusted prime rib and Belgian waffles, all for $33. A clever cocktail list matches the menu. Brunch is served Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kil@wat
139 E. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 291-4793
kilawatcuisine.com
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 eight different egg favorites or small twists on classic waffles, French toast and pancakes.

The Knick
1030 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 272-0011
theknickrestaurant.com
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.

Louise's
801 N. Jefferson St., (414) 273-4224
louiseswisconsin.com
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.

Mader's Restaurant
1041 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 271-3377
madersrestaurant.com
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) 272-1937
hotelmetro.com
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 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the brunch offers an array of dishes priced between $7 and $15, including traditional breakfast foods, sandwiches and salads. The oatmeal, brulee style, is amazing.

Milwaukee River Cruise Line
205 W. Highland Ave., (414) 276-7447
edelweissboats.com
The family-friendly Champagne Brunch Cruise, held on Sundays from 12 to 2 p.m. on the Edelweiss Boats, features a two-hour, three-course gourmet brunch including orange juice, champagne, coffee, a fresh fruit plate, fresh bagels and lox, baguette French toast, vegetable and egg strata, bacon, sausage, oven roasted potatoes and a seasonal dessert selection. Prices with required advanced reservations are $44 for adults and $22 for children.

Mo's Irish Pub
10842 W. Bluemound Rd., Wauwatosa, (414) 774-9782
mosirishpub.com
Holidays only. Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day. Call for specifics on brunch at Mo's Irish Pub.

The National
839 W. National Ave., (414) 431-6551
nationaleats.com
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.

Newport Shores
407 E. Jackson St., Port Washington, (262) 284-6838
foodspot.com/NewportShores
Located on the shore, you can gaze out over the lovely Lake Michigan while you treat yourself to their 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.

nines at the River Club of Mequon
12400 N. Ville Du Parc Dr., Mequon, (262) 518-0129
ninesattheriverclub.com
Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at nines means the Sensational Sunday Brunch, with all kinds of omelet, seafood and tenderloin carving stations, all for $20, including free champagne and mimosas! $9.95 for children 12 and under and no charge for children age 6 and under.

The Original Pancake House
2621 N. Downer Ave., (414) 431-5055
originalpancakehouse.com
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.

Palomino
2491 S. Superior St., (414) 747-1007
palominobar.com
Just as tasty, veggie and deep-fried as the regular menu, Palomino serves a great hangover brunch with plenty of meat-free options including a tofu scrambler and their house smoked brisket hash, made with potatoes, beets, onions, pickled chili peppers, poached eggs and chive aioli. Pricing ranges from $5.50 to $12 and brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Pfister
424 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 935-5942
pfisterhotel.com
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. Prices are $39.95 for adults and $13.95 for children under 12 years-old.

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mkegirl | Sept. 14, 2013 at 1:36 p.m. (report)

Zak's on 2nd has the best brunch in town, hands down. Great bloodies, benedicts and waffles, and very affordable. Also, I would argue that the new Palomino is neither tasty, nor veggie, nor deep-fried.

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foodlover25 | Dec. 24, 2012 at 12:55 p.m. (report)

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

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Hainer | Dec. 23, 2012 at 10:32 p.m. (report)

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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