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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!

Central/Downtown
A short walk around our capitol blocks will take you to several spots that serve breakfast and brunch beyond compare. Marigold Kitchen is an upbeat, urban eatery featuring innovative breakfast items, and in-house baked goods. Grab a coffee to go or stay and relax for a while. The "weekend recovery" menu at DLUX features a brunch-a-rita, donut balls with a strawberry cream cheese glaze, and breakfast potatoes with Sriracha aioli. Graze offers delicious food morning until night, and their brunch menu offers everything from cheese curds to oysters. A bit off the square is Eldorado Grill, which showcases an eclectic combination of Tex-Mex, Southwestern, and Mexican cuisine with an upscale twist. For more Madison flavor, stop by Aldo's Cafe for locally roasted coffee and breads from Madison Sourdough Company.

East
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. 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.


West
There are even more brunch options to explore in nearby Middleton, including Hubbard Avenue Diner & Bakery and Craftsman Table & Tap, 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.

North
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 near Maple Bluff, where you'll enjoy an entirely-from-scratch breakfast in an elegant neighborhood setting.

South
Brunch at Bonfyre American Grille includes everything from BYO omelettes to stuffed french toast, and the Crema Cafe prides itself for using local, high-quality ingredients in their dishes. In neighboring Fitchburg, you'll find Great Dane Brewing Co. where the breakfast is as good as the beer.


Area
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, and the Riverview Terrace Cafe at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center in Spring Green.