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22 great brunch restaurants to try in the 608

Check out these brunch restaurants, cafes, and diners in Madison, serving a variety of egg dishes, mimosas, bloody marys, and more.

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It doesn’t get more classic than The Curve.

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In this town, brunchin’ ain’t easy but it’s necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles or mind-blowing bloody marys, the options can get as overwhelming as the lines at times. 🍳

Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We listed a whole bunch of brunch options (22 total), along with menu recs, pro tips, and an interactive map to track ‘em. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas.

$ ~ $20 or less per person
$$ ~ $20-40 per person
$$$ ~ $40+ per person

Hotel Brunch 🏨

Palette | Sat.+ Sun., 7-10 a.m. | $$ | An artistic take on a classic brunch.

The Audrey | Sat.+ Sun., 7-11 a.m. | $$ | Choose from a full entree or go a-la-carte style at this hotel bar + kitchen.

Statehouse | Sat. + Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | $$ | Enjoy a view of the lake paired with an upscale brunch at the Edgewater hotel.

Circ | Sat.+ Sun., 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | $$ | Locally-sourced ingredients is the name of the game. Enjoy delicacies from a menu that changes with the seasons.

The Post | Tues.-Sun., 7am-12:30 p.m. | $$ | Located right on the square, this hotel restaurant offers an upscale ambiance to match the refined brunch eats.

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Expand your palate at Palette

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Greasy Spoons 🥄

The Curve | Every day, 6 a.m.-1 p.m. | $ | The quintessential greasy spoon is as classic as it gets with bottomless coffee + cash-only payment.

Come Back In | Sat. + Sun., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | $ | Fuel up on the walleye + eggs for a game of in-house shuffleboard.

Fair Oaks Diner | Tues.-Sun., 7 a.m.- Noon | $ | Enjoy this classic diner experience with options for plant eaters as well.

Parkway Family Restaurant | All week, 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | $ | Large portions, small prices. This family diner offers a quintessential diner experience.

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Pack on the protein with walleye + eggs.

Photo by @rahorton

Boozy Brunch 🥂

Full Mile | Sat. + Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | $$ | Try a flight of beer or seltzers brewed in-house, or stick to the classic brunch mimosa.

Jordan’s Big 10 Pub | Weekends, hours vary| $ | Classic pub-grub + $10 bottomless mimosas. Plus, check their Facebook page for weekly specials.

Mickey’s Tavern | Sat. + Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | $$ | Eggs + burgers. This eclectic, cozy tavern keeps it simple for their weekend brunch.

DLUX | Sat. + Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | Mimosas, bloody marys, and boozy shakes – plus, grab a bag of burgers to-go on your way out.


keep teh drinks flowing at Full Mile Beer Co.


Sardine | Sat. + Sun., 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. | $$$ | Coastal fare with a Lake Monona view. Try the baked creamed eggs.

Everyday Kitchen | Wed.-Sun., 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. | $$ | You can’t go wrong here where the focus is on creating a hyper-local culinary experience.

Vintage Brewing Co. | Sat. + Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | The Capital east location offers an extensive brunch menu + beer selection.

Marigold Kitchen | Sat. + Sun., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | $$ | Enjoy fresh-pressed juice + farm fresh eggs in the heart of downtown.

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A southern-style favorite from Everyday Kitchen

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Unique eats 🔍

Bassett Street Brunch Club | Every day, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | $$ | The perfect spot to try modern twists on classic dishes. Try the savory french toast.

La Kitchenette | Sat. + Sun., 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | $$ | Calling all Ffrancophiles. This cafe is serving up classic french cuisine without breaking the bank.

Sunroom Cafe | Every day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | $ | This State Street favorite offers your old reliables + new Venezuelan options.

Short Stack Eatery | Thurs.-Sun., 7 a.m.-10 p.m. | $$ | Save some money by trying the blind special for a weekly unique menu item.

Everly | Sat. + Sun., 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | $$ | Fill-up on options from their unique, California-inspired menu.

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Everly’s trendy interior pairs well with it’s Cali-stlye menu.

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