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Breakfast & Brunch

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 several spots that serve breakfast and brunch beyond compare. Don't miss The Madison Concourse Hotel, where you can enjoy brunch amid brand-new decor in the newly renovated Dayton Street Grille. Soon, Starbucks will be a permanent fixture at the property, so you can grab a coffee to go—or stay and relax for awhile. Both The Cooper's Tavern and The Old Fashioned offer a relaxed, tavern-style atmosphere and brunch favorites from eggs benedict to special scramblers. A bit off the square you'll find Sardine, which serves its breakfast with a view of sparkling Lake Monona and Heritage Tavern, which also offers brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays.

Madison's east side offers plenty of places to mix brunch and beverages, including Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. and Tex Tubbs Taco Palace. When you're looking for a neighborhood feel, you'll find friendly faces and delicious dishes at Daisy Café and Cupcakery on Atwood Avenue and creative porportions served up in a casual atmoshere at Crema Cafe in Monona. 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.

There are even more brunch options to explore in nearby Middleton, including Hubbard Avenue Diner & Bakery and Bluephie's, both part of the Food Fight family. You'll also find a classic brunch, including specialty skillets and buttermilk pancakes at Club Tavern, one of the oldest taverns in Wisconsin. The Nitty Gritty is a great brunch option for families, and is the "official birthday place" of Middleton.

Madison's north side includes picturesque places to enjoy brunch such as  Nau-ti-Gal, nestled along the Yahara River and owned by the VonRutenberg family. And don't miss Manna Cafe & Bakery near Maple Bluff, where you'll enjoy an entirely-from-scratch breakfast in an elegant neighborhood setting.

Brunch at Bonfyre American Grille includes everything from BYO omelettes to stuffed french toast. If you're looking for a more classic approach, make the short drive to DeBroux's Diner in Oregon, where they serve breakfast all day! In neighboring Fitchburg, you'll find Great Dane Brewing Co. where the breakfast is as good as the beer.

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 & Bakery in Sun Prairie, The Old Feed Mill in Mazomanie, Alpine Restaurant at the Chalet Landhaus Inn in New Glarus, the Artisan Gallery and Creamery Cafe in Paoli.