By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Dec 04, 2022 at 8:01 AM Photography: Lori Fredrich

’Tis Dining Month, the tastiest time of year! This means we’re dishing up fun and fascinating food content throughout October. Dig in, Milwaukee! OnMilwaukee Dining Month is served up by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and Wollersheim Winery & Distillery.

Weekend brunch has become as ubiquitous in Wisconsin as the tradition of a Friday night fish fry. And why not? After all, there's nothing better than relaxing with friends, enjoy some delicious food and toasting the weekend with a mimosa or bloody mary.

That's why we've rounded up this list of some of the best spots in the city to to indulge in a leisurely brunch. Peruse the list and make it a point to try something new. You might just find a new favorite!

Looking for spots that serve bottomless mimosas? We got you.

As always, be respectful and kind, tip well and enjoy yourself! Also, be sure to check the operating hours at individual venues before you head out!

Allie Boys Bagelry & Luncheonette
135 East National Ave., (414) 988-0388
allieboysmke.com 

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Deli-inspired brunch dishes
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The Bar at Saint Kate 
139 E. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 291-4797
saintkatearts.com/dining

Serving: Daily 
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Bass Bay Brewhouse
S79W15851 Aud Mar Dr., Muskego, (414) 377-9449
bassbaybrewhouse.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Comfort food brunch dishes
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Binary Games, Food & Spirits
9105 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis, (414) 988-9055
binarygfs.com

Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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WafflesX

Black Sheep
216 S. 2nd St., (414) 223-0903
blacksheepmke.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
249 N Water St., (414) 431-1133
bluebatkitchen.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Globally inspired brunch dishes
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Blue's Egg Milwaukee
317 N. 76th St., (414) 299-3180
bluesegg.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday 
What you'll find: Classic & creative brunch dishes
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Bloody mary and chaserX

Bottle House 42 (formerly Glass + Griddle)
1130 N. 9th St.,  (414) 988-1551
bottlehouse42.com
Serving: Sunday 
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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The Brick Pub & Grill
6343 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale, (414) 797-0710
thebrickpubandgrill.com
Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Brunch
714 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 210-5381
18895 W. Capitol Dr., (262) 202-8678
brunchitup.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Buckatabon
7700 W Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 271-7700
thebuckatabon.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic & supper club inspired brunch dishes
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Buckley's Restaurant & Bar
801 N. Cass St., (414) 277-1111
buckleysmilwaukee.com
Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Buttermint Finer Dining & Cocktails
4195 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood, (414) 488-2587
buttermintrestaurant.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: 60's inspired brunch dishes
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Cafe Hollander
2608 N. Downer Ave., 414-963-6366
7677 W State St., Wauwatosa, (414) 475-6771
20150 Union St., Brookfield, (262) 785-4490
5900 W. Mequon Rd., (262) 236-0107 
Cafehollander.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Ham and cheese lavash wrapX

Camino West Allis
7211 W. Greenfield, West Allis (414) 810-4838
caminomke.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Canela Cafe
2621 N. Downer Ave., (414) 226-6749
canelacafemke.com

Serving: Daily
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Centraal Grand Café and Tappery
2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 755-0378
Cafecentraal.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
DJ Brunch every third Saturday of the month
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Central Standard Crafthouse & Kitchen
 320 E. Clybourn St., (414) 455-8870
thecentralstandard.com

Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Crafty Cow
2675 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 808-0481
6519 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 897-7453

craftycowwi.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic & creative brunch dishes
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Dead Bird Brewing
1726 N. 5th St., (414) 930-0707
deadbirdbrewing.com

Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: Plant-based brunch dishes
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Dead Bird brunchX

Dia y Noche
6601 Northway, Greendale, (414) 246-2002

diaynochewi.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Latin brunch dishes
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Don's TV & Repair
1100 S. 1st St., (414) 808-0805
donsmke.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Creative brunch dishes, boozy shakes
Reservations highly recommended
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Dorsia
1307 E. Brady St., (414) 539-6826
dorsiamke.com
Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
DJ Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Drunken Cobra
6818 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 837-4997
drunkencobratosa.com

Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: Brunch dishes, chicken and waffle specials, all day happy hour
[Read more]

Eldr+Rime
2300 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa, (414) 867-9200
eldrandrime.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Eldr+Rime bloody
Royal Bloody Mary at Eldr+Rime
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Engine Company No. 3
217 W. National Ave., (414) 226-5695
www.enginecompany3.com
Serving: Wednesday through Sunday
What you'll find: Globally inspired brunch dishes
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Ferch's Crafthouse Grill
418 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa,  (262) 770-3902
ferchscrafthouse.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Fuel Cafe 5th Street
630 S. 5th St., (414) 847-9580
fuelcafe.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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The Garage
1709 N. Arlington Pl., (414) 225-9330
thegaragemke.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Comfort food brunch dishes
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Giggly at Saint Kate 
139 E. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 291-4797
saintkatearts.com/dining

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Buffet, classic brunch dishes
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Golden Nest Pancakes Cafe
11250 W Burleigh St., (414) 935-2135
goldennestpancake.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Good City Wauwatosa
11200 W. Burleigh
goodcitybrewing.com 

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Beer-friendly brunch dishes
[Read more]

Goodkind
2457 S. Wentworth Ave., (414) 763-4706
goodkindbayview.com

Serving: Sunday
Note: Goodkind will be ceasing brunch service on Oct. 30, so get there while you can!
What you'll find: Ever-changing, creative takes on brunch dishes
[Read more]

Brunch risotto
Brunch risotto at Goodkind
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Hamburger Mary’s
730 S. 5th St., (414) 488-2555
hamburgermarys.com
Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
[Read more]

Harbor House
550 N. Harbor Dr., (414) 395-4900
bartolottas.com/harbor-house
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Seafood-inspired & classic brunch dishes
[Read more]

Honey Butter Cafe
7221 S 76th St, Franklin (414) 367-2800
honeybuttercafe.com 

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Honeypie Cafe
2643 S Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 489-7437
honeypiecafe.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic Midwestern brunch dishes
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Hubbard Park Lodge
3565 N. Morris Blvd., Shorewood, (414) 332-4207
hubbardparklodge.com

Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: Brunch buffet
[Read more]

The Iron Horse Hotel 
500 W. Florida St., (414) 831-4677
theironhorsehotel.com/food-beverage
Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
[Read more]

Chicken and waffles
Chicken and waffles at Iron Horse
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The Lafayette Place
1978 N. Farwell Ave.
lafayetteplacemke.com

Serving: Thursday through Sunday
What you'll find: Plant-based brunch dishes
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Lupi & Iris
777 N. Van Buren St., (414) 293-9090
lupiandiris.com

Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: High-end Mediterranean brunch dishes
[Read more]

Merriment Social
240 E. Pittsburgh Ave., (414) 645-0240
merrimentsocial.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic & Southern-inspired brunch dishes
[Read more]

Mimosa
9405 S 27th  St., Franklin, (414) 574-5132
275 Regency Ct., Brookfield, (414) 574 -5132
mimosabreakfast.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes

The National Cafe
839 W. National Ave., (414) 431-6551
nationaleats.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic & plant-based brunch dishes
[Read more]

Burrito at The National
Burrito at The National
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Newsroom Pub
137 E. Wells St., (414) 249-4090
newsroompub.com

Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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The Noble
704 S. 2nd St., (414) 243-4997
nobleprovisions.com
Serving: Monday
What you'll find: Creative, ever-changing brunch dishes
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Oak Barrel Public House
1033 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 897-8320
oakbarrelmilwaukee.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
[Read more]

Orenda Cafe
3514 W. National Ave., (414) 212-857
orendacafe.org
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic & Latin-inspired brunch dishes
[Read more]

Public Table
5835 W. National Ave., West Allis, (414) 488-2948
public-table.com
Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
[Read more]

Red Lion Pub
1850 N. Water St., (414) 431-9009
redlionpubmke.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic and British-inspired brunch dishes
[Read more]

English breakfast
English breakfast at Red Lion
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Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery
3216 S. Howell Ave., (312) 834-1929
sabrosa.cafe
Serving: Wednesday through Sunday
What you'll find: Classic & Latin-inspired brunch dishes
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SafeHouse
779 N. Front St., (414) 271-2007
safe-house.com

Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Sam's Place Jazz Cafe
3338 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., (414) 837-5127
samsplacejazz.com 

Serving: Wednesday through Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Smoke Shack
332 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 431-1119
smoke-shack.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: BBQ-inspired brunch dishes
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SportClub
 750 N. Jefferson St., (414) 808-1588
sportclubmke.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic, casual brunch dishes
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Story Hill BKC
5100 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 539-4424
storyhillbkc.com
Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: Global & Midwestern-inspired brunch dishes
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Sweet Diner
239 East Chicago St., (414) 488-9600
sweetdiner.com
Serving: Every day
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Swingin' Door Exchange
219 E. Michigan St., (414) 276-8150
swingindoorexchange.com
Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
[Read more]

Nutella pancakeX

Toast
231 S. 2nd St., (414) 539-4179
toastmilwaukee.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Quirky & classic brunch dishes
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Tulum Latin Gastropub
2354 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 808-0048
tulumlatingastropub.com

Serving: Sunday
What you'll find: Latin brunch dishes
Afternoon Brunch Diva shows
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Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar
511 N. Broadway, (414) 207-4604
tupelohoneycafe.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Southern-inspired brunch dishes
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The Wicked Hop
345 N. Broadway, (414) 223-0345
thewickedhop.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
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Uncle Wolfie's Breakfast Tavern
234 E. Vine St., (414) 763-3021
unclewolfies.com
Serving: Thursday through Monday
What you'll find: Creative takes on classic brunch dishes
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Wild Roots
6807 W. Becher St., (414) 231-9081
wildrootsmke.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
[Read more]

Zisters
13425 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove, (262) 794-3924
zisterselmgrove.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
What you'll find: Classic brunch dishes
[Read more]

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.