Having brunch with friends is a weekend ritual in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After a full workweek, a Saturday or Sunday isn’t complete without savoring a plate of eggs Benedict, a platter of French Toast and a few mimosas — or ‘beermosas’ (you’re in ‘Brew City,’ after all). We head to the shores of Lake Michigan to find the 10 best brunch spots in Milwaukee, from European-style cafes to retro diners.
You’ll find the National, a retro, rocker-chic eatery known for its wholesome fare and emphasis on pure ingredients, within the historically rich Walker’s Point neighborhood. Meats, cheeses and produce sourced from around the state, including vegetables from the Walker’s Point farmers market and herbs from the restaurant’s own garden, are used whenever possible. The breakfast menu features everything from classic diner-style comfort food made healthy to more sophisticated international entrees. Try the Full English, a plate of sunny side-up eggs, bacon, English bangers, tomatoes, mushrooms, potatoes, beans and toast. For diners on the go, takeaway is available too.