Ease into each and every morning with a fresh-baked breakfast--no matter where you are in the Madison area!
A short walk around our capitol blocks will take you to The Madison Concourse Hotel, often a gathering spot for brunch (even for locals!) and Graze, where an eclectic menu offers everything from beignets to biscuits and gravy. Just off the Capitol Square, you won't want to miss Basset Street Brunch Club, where brunch and donuts are an all-day affair or DLUX, where you'll discover a Weekend Recovery menu. And you won't want to miss Marigold Kitchen, a local favorite for farm-to-table ingredients made into creative, healthy food. Just down Williamson Street, the Eldorado Grill provides a Mexican twist on brunch while the Essen Haus adds in German influences with their weekend morning specials.
Madison's east side offers plenty of places to mix brunch and beverages, including Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.-East and Karben4 Brewing. If you're looking for a neighborhood feel, you'll find friendly faces and delicious dishes at Daisy Café and Cupcakery on Atwood Avenue and Manna Cafe & Bakery near Maple Bluff. If a family-style, 50's breakfast is more your taste, Monty's Blue Plate Diner provides all-day breakfast, every day of the week.
Head west to find a fabulous breakfast at Brocach on Monroe where you can combine their Big Irish Breakfast with Irish-inspired beverages, and Bluephie's, including scramblers and other specialty items. And you'll find even more brunch options to explore in nearby Middleton, including Hubbard Avenue Diner & Bakery and The Nitty Gritty, the #1 place to celebrate birthdays
Madison's north side includes picturesque places to enjoy brunch such as the Nau-ti-Gal, nestled along the Yahara River and Mariner's Inn, on the near north shore of Lake Mendota (Mother's Day and Easter brunch only). Both are owned by the VonRutenberg family and are always special spots for celebrations due to their waterfront locations.
Brunch at Bonfyre American Grille is full of fun options, from BYO omelettes to stuffed french toast. In neighboring Fitchburg, you'll find Liliana's, presenting New Orleans-inspired offerings for brunch and signature beverages, and Great Dane Brewing Co. where the breakfast is as good as the beers.
If a scenic drive to your dining destination is more what you had in mind, you won't want to miss breakfast offerings in Madison's surrounding towns: Market Street Diner in Sun Prairie, The Old Feed Mill in Mazomanie, Alpine Restaurant in the Chalet Landhaus Inn in New Glarus, the Artisan Gallery and Creamery Cafe in Paoli, and the Riverview Terrace Cafe at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center in Spring Green.