By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Mar 25, 2022 at 11:03 AM

There’s a new breakfast and brunch spot on Milwaukee’s East Side.

Ruta’s Vibrant Indian Cafe, located inside Crossroads Collective at 2238 N. Farwell Ave., has added a variety of breakfast options to its repertoire, giving guests the opportunity to start their days with a vibrant boost.

The new menu, which is available daily between 9 and 11 a.m., makes the East Side food hall a compelling choice for weekday breakfast on the go or a more relaxing weekend brunch with friends. Round out your options with bloody marys, mimosas or freshly pressed juices from the Pharmacy Bar, plus inventive coffee drinks from Discourse: A Liquid Workshop.

Ruta's current breakfast menu includes hot breakfast sandwiches, including one that showcases housemade Goan sausage, egg and cheese served up on a grilled English muffin. There's also Ruta’s signature grilled Eggwich featuring an English muffin piled high with Indian-spiced egg salad and melted cheddar cheese.

Plant-based breakfast sandwich
Plant-based breakfast sandwich (Photo: Crossroads Collective)
X

Meanwhile, a plant-based option features flavorful green hummus, grilled onions and pickled radishes. All sandwiches are also available made with gluten-free bread.

On the weekends, guests can also treat themselves to housemade bakery items. Feast your eyes on the options:

Muffins

muffins
Photo: Crossroads Collective
X

Stuffed brioche

Stuffed brioche
Photo: Crossroads Collective
X

Sticky buns

Sticky buns
Photo: Crossroads Collective
X

Guests can also take advantage of walk-up service, thanks to Ruta's take-out window, located right off of Ivanhoe.

Of course all the breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner at the food hall will get even more compelling as the weather warms and guests can gather on the food hall’s streetside patio.

Crossroads Collective offers dine-in, carry-out and delivery options with easy online ordering through their website

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.