By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Sep 19, 2021 at 8:01 AM Photography: Lori Fredrich

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

The Bar at Saint Kate 
139 E. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 291-4797
saintkatearts.com/dining

Serving: Daily 
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Bass Bay Brewhouse
S79W15851 Aud Mar Dr., Muskego, (414) 377-9449
bassbaybrewhouse.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Big Daddy’s BBQ and Soul Food
2730 N Humboldt Blvd., (414) 758-8602
Biggyds.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Binary Games, Food & Spirits
9105 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis, (414) 988-9055
binarygfs.com

Serving: Sunday

Birch
459 E. Pleasant St., (414) 323-7372
birchonpleasant.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

WafflesX

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

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
[Read the Let's Brunch feature]

Blackwood Brothers Restaurant & Social Club
3001 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 312-8116
blackwoodbrothersmke.com

Serving: Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
249 N Water St., (414) 431-1133
bluebatkitchen.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Blue's Egg Milwaukee
317 N. 76th St., (414) 299-3180
bluesegg.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday 

Bloody mary and chaserX

Bottle House 42 (formerly Glass + Griddle)
1130 N. 9th St.,  (414) 988-1551
bottlehouse42.com
Serving: Sunday 

Brunch
714 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 210-5381
18895 W. Capitol Dr., (262) 202-8678
brunchitup.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Buckatabon
7700 W Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 271-7700
thebuckatabon.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Buckley's Restaurant & Bar
801 N. Cass St., (414) 277-1111
buckleysmilwaukee.com
Serving: Sunday

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

Ham and cheese lavash wrapX

Camino West Allis
7211 W. Greenfield, West Allis (414) 810-4838
caminomke.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Centraal Grand Café and Tappery
2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 755-0378
Cafecentraal.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Crafty Cow
2675 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 808-0481
craftycowwi.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

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

diaynochewi.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Donut Monster
5169 N Elkhart Ave., Whitefish Bay
donutmonstermke.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Don's TV & Repair
1100 S. 1st St., (414) 808-0805
donsmke.com
Serving: Sunday
Reservations highly recommended.
[Read the Let's Brunch feature]

Engine Company No. 3
217 W. National Ave., (414) 226-5695
www.enginecompany3.com
Serving: Wednesday through Sunday
Reservations strongly recommended

Explorium Brewpub
143 W. St. Paul Ave., (414) 423-1365
exploriumbrew.com 
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
[Read the Let's Brunch feature]

Fool's Errand
316 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 269-9908
foolserrandmke.com
Serving: Saturday, Sunday and Monday
[Read the Let's Brunch feature]

Monte Cristo

The Garage
1709 N. Arlington Pl., (414) 225-9330
thegaragemke.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Golden Nest Pancakes Cafe
11250 W Burleigh St., (414) 935-2135
goldennestpancake.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Good City Wauwatosa
11200 W. Burleigh
goodcitybrewing.com 

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
[Read the Let's Brunch feature]

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

Serving: Sunday
Reservations are recommended
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Brunch risottoX

Hamburger Mary’s
730 S. 5th St., (414) 488-2555
hamburgermarys.com
Serving: Sunday

Harbor House
550 N. Harbor Dr., (414) 395-4900
bartolottas.com/harbor-house
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

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

Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Honeypie Cafe
2643 S Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 489-7437
honeypiecafe.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
[Read the Let's Brunch feature]

The Iron Horse Hotel
500 W. Florida St., (414) 831-4677
theironhorsehotel.com/food-beverage
Serving: Sunday

Chicken and waffles

Merriment Social
240 E. Pittsburgh Ave., (414) 645-0240
merrimentsocial.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Mimosa
9405 S 27th  St., Franklin, (414) 574 5132
275 Regency Ct., Brookfield, (414) 574 5132
mimosabreakfast.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

The National Cafe
839 W. National Ave., (414) 431-6551
nationaleats.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

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

Serving: Sunday

Oak Barrel Public House
1033 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 897-8320
oakbarrelmilwaukee.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Orenda Cafe
3514 W. National Ave., (414) 212-857
orendacafe.org
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Public Table
5835 W. National Ave., West Allis, (414) 488-2948
public-table.com
Serving: Sunday

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

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
[Read the Let's Brunch feature]

English breakfast

Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery
3216 S. Howell Ave., (312) 834-1929
sabrosa.cafe
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

SafeHouse
779 N. Front St., (414) 271-2007
safe-house.com

Serving: Sunday

Smoke Shack
332 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 431-1119
smoke-shack.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday
[Read the Let's Brunch feature]

SportClub
 750 N. Jefferson St., (414) 808-1588
sportclubmke.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Story Hill BKC
5100 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 539-4424
storyhillbkc.com
Serving: Sunday
Reservations required for dine-in.

Swingin' Door Exchange
219 E. Michigan St., (414) 276-8150
swingindoorexchange.com
Serving: Sunday

Tavolino
2315 N. Murray Ave., (414) 797-1400
Tavolinomke.com

Serving: Saturday and Sunday
[Read the Let's Brunch feature]

Nutella pancakeX

Toast
231 S. 2nd St., (414) 539-4179
toastmilwaukee.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

The Wicked Hop
345 N. Broadway, (414) 2230345
thewickedhop.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Uncle Wolfie's Breakfast Tavern
234 E. Vine St., (414) 763-3021
unclewolfies.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Wild Roots
6807 W. Becher St., (414) 231-9081
wildrootsmke.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Zisters
13425 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove, (262) 794-3924
EatZRG.com
Serving: Saturday and Sunday

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

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.