America's fifty states couldn't be more different, from the calm California coast to New York's bustling metropolis all through those famous amber waves of grain, but there is something we can all agree on: brunch. Oh, yes, that mostly breakfast, sometimes lunch weekend delight is the great equalizer, and every state in the country has its own claim to the Best Brunch throne. We've found the best brunch in every state, so you never have to find yourself slumming it at Denny's ever again. Be warned: Do not read this guide on an empty stomach.
If you find yourself in Alabama’s most populous city, make your way to Five Bar on 29th. This ‘Bama chain has locations in Birmingham, Mobile, and Tuscaloosa, but Far and Wide and Buzzfeed agree that Five Bar’s Birmingham digs reign supreme, with both publications declaring Five Bar Birmingham as the best brunch in Alabama. The city now allows alcohol to be served starting at 10 AM, which helped Five Bar put itself on the map with an epic build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Check out their award-winning Breakfast Cheeseburger, beignets, shrimp and grits, or the customer favorite chicken 'n' waffles.
The Anchorage Daily News caught President Barack Obama stopping by Snow City Cafe in downtown Anchorage, where he bought every single cinnamon roll on the premises and three breakfast pastry assortment platters before heading out on an icy morning hike. President Obama isn't the only fan of the community staple. Anchorage Press has voted Snow City Cafe the best brunch in Anchorage for 2018, and it's won the Best Breakfast award multiple times during its 22-year history. Check out the Deadliest Catch Benedict for a brunch-appropriate sampling of the state's best king crab and smoked salmon cakes.
US Today named Scramble in Pheonix's Biltmore neighborhood one of the best brunches in the city following a surge in popularity that even landed the fast-casual bruncherie on multiple cable TV shows. Scramble is gluten-free and vegan-friendly, but the dairy-eaters amongst us have to check out their stellar cereal smoothies, which come in Fruity Pebble, Reese's Puffs, and Berry Cap'n Crunch flavors, or a breakfast pizza, affectionately named a "brizza."
Little Rock's South on Main received a full write-up in the Arkansas Times's southern-inspired breakfast smorgasbord, highlighting its $10 waffle fry poutine, breakfast tacos, BBQ shrimp, and fried oyster benedict, which reviewers said rivaled its New Orleans counterparts. The publication also named South on Main as the best cocktails in the state in 2019, so it's no surprise that their gin cocktail Corpse Reviver No. 2 is a brunch fan favorite. You should also check out the restaurant's artistic offerings — in collaboration with Oxford American magazine, South on Main presents concert series, literary readings, and film screenings for an immersion in Southern culture (which has definitely included a Jazz Brunch or two in the past).
Los Angeles is the Brunch Mecca. As such, it's properly impossible to choose just one restaurant to exemplify its offerings. Do you choose the cult classic République or the west coast's best modern deli, Gjusta? Do you do away with pretense and recommend homey More Than Waffles tucked away in the Valley? We went with the sometimes gritty, always trendy Sqirl, one of the only Silverlake newcomers worth the trek into hipster territory. I’ve had dreams about Sqirl's sorrel pesto rice bowl. Vivid, mouth-watering dreams, the type where you wake up unsettled and anxious for a fix. And, of course, your meal wouldn't be complete without their Famed Ricotta Toast and rainbow of jams. Even Condè Nast Traveler agrees that this SoCal brunch cannot be topped.
Denver is quickly becoming one of the most popular cities in America amongst millennials, the youthful pioneers of brunch culture. 5280 and Condè Nast Traveler both agree that Julep in Denver's latest, hottest New Orleans-style eatery in the RiNo area deserves its enthusiastic buzz. Chef Kyle Foster's biscuits are second-to-none amongst Denver's alimentary elite, and you might find yourself dining amongst industry pros as you nosh on orange-glazed monkey bread, quail gumbo, or fried chicken and schmaltz waffles in the culinary New South.
There are plenty of reason to visit Mystic, an adorable harbor village and seaport in southeastern Connecticut, but we know why you're really there. After a long night of chowing down on the secret sauce that made Julia Roberts famous at Mystic Pizza, make room for brunch at Engine Room, a Sunday-special known for their large-format cocktail service. Engine Room topped Connecticut Magazine's list of the best brunches in the state for a little hair of the dog and a hangover cure in the form of apple cinnamon French toast or a breakfast burger.
Make a reservation before you visit Delaware's 111-foot brunch buffet, long considered the best brunch in the state. The Newark Sunday brunch is housed at one of the area's top public golf courses, making for a beautiful special occasion brunch location on holidays like Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, when the venue puts on themed brunch services. Sunday Brunch is only served late October through early May, so plan your trip to the First State for a time you can experience Deerfield's made to order eggs benny and donut wall.
Miami Food Pug called La Mar at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami the state's brunch to beat, and Zagat seems to agree. If you've had your fill of the raucous city's boozy drag brunches and are looking for something a little calmer, try the "tasty, decadent" Peruvian fare at this waterside outdoor dining experience. Choose between an $85 and a $120 brunch tier for buffet offerings led by Executive Chef Diego Oka.
For Condè Nast Traveler, Thrillist, and Eater to all agree that a New York-inspired deli in the middle of Atlanta was one of the best brunch spots in the city's rising dining scene, the General Muir in Emory Point had to be something special. Aiming to be anchored by deli traditions without being held by back them, chef-partner Todd Ginsberg has created a menu of handmade breads and bagels, smoked hash, latkes, and schmaltz potatoes worth a visit from even the snobbiest deli purists.
Not only is the brunch service at Liliha Bakery in Honolulu open on weekdays, but it's also available 24 hours a day, six days a week — the original location is, tragically, closed on Mondays. Little has changed at the beloved institution since its inception in 1950 (except, we're assuming, the prices), so you can enjoy a side of nostalgia with your countertop coffee and a serving of their legendary coco puffs. Culture Trip also recommends the ensamadas or traditional Hawaiian classics like a spam breakfast plate.
Boise Weekly named Fork the city's best brunch in 2018 and 2019, citing top-ten highlights by Men's Journal and Culture Trip as evidence that this locally sourced goldmine still can't be beat. Its website also cites OpenTable Diner's Choice awards from 2019 and 2017, eight years as a Trip Advisor certificate of excellence recipient, and seven years of Wine Spectator awards of excellence. See what all the fuss is about with a Fork Benny, fried chicken and waffle sliders, and a build-your-own Bloody Mary while chilling on the restaurant's eco-friendly recycled furniture.
Chicago's Publican isn't just one of the best brunch spots in Illinois — NBC Chicago found the Chi-Town hotspot featured as one of OpenTable's best brunch restaurants in America for 2018, but with write-ups in Zagat, Chicago Magazine, and Enjoy Illinois, locals have long been known that this pork-driven hotspot delivers a killer weekend brunch. You'll actually be able to find some non-porcine options during their daytime services like cinnamon-raisin French toast with ricotta, granola, and rhubarb compote, a perfect pairing with their Intelligentsia coffee.
Indy's own Do 317 describes Milktooth as the "hipster Mayberry" of their hearts, crediting the comfort food flagship with popularizing Indianapolis's brunch scene on a national scale. Visit Indy proudly proclaims that the brunch-only auto repair shop-turned-bistro was named one of the Best Restaurants in America by Eater for their state of the art coffee service, sorghum glazed bacon, and dutch baby cornmeal pancake. Bon Appétit seems to prefer the pearl sugar waffle with bacon and plums and their fried egg fares, but I think we can all find a way to get along.
Americana's Bombshell Brunch Buffett is only offered on the weekend, so you have all week to secure a reservation for their thoroughly popular 40-item brunch menu. They seem big on personalization with a custom grilled cheese station, a build-your-own breakfast taco station, and a Bloody Mary bar amongst their comfort food-heavy buffet options, and when you add in their bottomless mimosas and potato bar, you might consider just never leaving the Des Moines local favorite.
Columbus Park favorite Happy Gillis calls itself a "café and hangout," which should clue you in to the daytime eatery's neighborhood vibes. Featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Happy Gillis offers a limited revolving menu of deceptively simple breakfasts and lunches made largely of locally-sourced ingredients. Feast Magazine is emphatic that diners must start with an order of biscuits and gravy to share, a menu staple, but don't forget about their to-die-for shrimp and grits.
Don't discount a classic diner to deliver pitch-perfect breakfast foods. Local reviewer Fabulous in Layfayette confirms the Lexington restaurant has been a neighborhood gem for over three decades with multiple "Best Restaurant Under $10" People’s Choice Awards from the Lexington Herald-Leader. That's right, their traditional breakfast of five eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, and toast is only $9.95, which is making us seriously consider a move to Kentucky. There are four Ramsey's locations to choose from in the city, all with the same high-quality Souther style cooking.
When a restaurant is heralded as the South's Best Restaurant by Southern Living, you *know* it's worth a visit. As in, book your flights now just to try the 125-year-old mainstay's New Orleans jazz brunch. The menu is elevated, the dress code is enforced, and the facade is living history, but true to its Louisiana roots, Commander's Palace is a good ol' time. The James Beard award-winning restaurant has kept its spirit since the passing of its founder, Miss Ella Brennan, in May 2018, who wanted a world-class restaurant where a jazz band could always come passing through.
Portland, Maine is an underrated gem praised by anyone who travels far enough north to pass through its Old Port peninsula. You'd expect a Dixieland menu to be beloved down South and in the midwest, but New Englanders aren't exactly known for their love of grits. Somehow, Portland's Hot Suppa has become one of the state's favorite daytime dining haunts among chefs and plebs alike. New England Today even quoted one chef describing Hot Suppa's corned beef hash as "achieving the platonic ideal."
In 2019, Tracy Turnblad would be singing "Good Morning, Baltimore" all the way to Woodberry Kitchen, Maryland's farm-to-table mainstay. The upscale James Beard award winner was featured in Baltimore Magazine for its cast-iron blueberry cornbread, French toast with cherries, and breakfast flatbreads, but clout-chasing diners can also order dinner favorites like the chicken enchiladas or Tilghman Island crab pot during daytime service. As for drinks, the “Good Morning Heartache” is a perfect combination of Woodberry Kitchen's coffee and cocktail achievements.
As the WASP capital of the world, it's hard to decide which of Massachusetts distinct cities has the best brunch restaurant in the state. We looked at Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, Nantucket, and even Salem, but at the end of the day, Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant in the state's resident urban metropolis-cum-college town, Boston, pulled ahead of the rest. Brunch, in some form, is served every day of the week, but what makes Lincoln Tavern special is its Friday Brunch Test Kitchen, where the chefs try out new brunch menus then offer up the favorites for the weekend. We're talking experimental icons like a Cinnamon Toast Crunch boozy milkshake, breakfast fried rice, and all the Nutella s’mores pancakes your body can handle.
Buzzfeed included Detroit's Dime Store as Michigan's best brunch spot on its round-up of the best brunches in America based on Yelp reviews, and we wholeheartedly agree. One Yelper said they would "happily die atop a mountain of Duck Bop Hash," a blend of house-confit duck leg, bulgogi, spinach, onion, and breakfast potatoes under two over-easy eggs, Sriracha, and veggies, but that's just the tip of Dime Store's experimental iceberg. Get a chef's special from the griddle to share, which in the past has included chocolate churro waffles and blueberry lavender french toast, and don't forget to save room for a benny.
Hola Arepa in Minneapolis's Lyndale neighborhood is a feast for your stomach and your eyes. The Venezuelan restaurant is an explosion of color, but don't let the gorgeous patio's bright blue ceilings and chairs, magenta rugs, and fairy lights distract you from the main attraction, Hola Arepas' namesake dish. Thrillist recommends the slow-roasted pork arepa with beans, cotija cheese, and their special Hola sauce, but Mpls St. Paul prefers the breakfast fried egg iteration.
Jackson's Saltine can be a lot to process. It's an oyster bar with a killer brunch, which is confusing on its own, its housed in a former elementary school, and it serves up inventive meals like a scotch egg (an egg that's wrapped in maple sausage and deep-fried), goat cheese grits (because everything seems Southern-inspired these days), or a brunch oyster (topped with a quail egg, citrus butter, and bacon) that you'll think you hallucinated that one time you shroomed in college. Come for the story, stay for the bourbon caramel french toast.
Osage Restaurant, located at Big Cedar Lodge's "Top of the Rock," takes advantage of Missouri's best trait by sticking diners in the sky and offering atrium room diners a panoramic view of the Ozark Mountains and the state's natural beauty. Of course, it also offers a spectacular upscale brunch buffet 417 Magazine suggests for special occasions. The open meat pit adds to the restaurant's indulgent views, but it also deepens the meat's flavor while adding char and smoke. Each week's menu is a little different, but it always includes oysters flown in fresh on Fridays for the weekend service.
Burns St. Bistro
Burns St. Bistro in Missoula was named the best brunch in Montana by Yelp and Buzzfeed, but we care more about the rousing vote of confidence from Glacier Country Montana, the state's official travel and tourism blog. It was voted the Best Brunch in Missoula by locals in 2017, probably because the ever-changing menu is ruled by adorable themed weekends every week like the Star Trek Brunch, Julia Child's Birthday Extravaganza, or just "Tomato." Alt 101.5 also shouted out the restaurant for its commitment to the Missoula Food and Western Montana Growers co-op, and Burns St. Bistro was voted Best Brunch by the Missoula Independent. Talk about a hometown hero!
Travel Awaits, Best Things Nebraska, and the Omaha Fine Dining Restaurant Guide all rank Over Easy's brunch menu as one of the best in the state, but we were won over by the restaurant's homemade pop tarts. It doesn't get cuter than that, people! Their egg boat, a La Quartier baguette with whipped eggs, cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives as apparently "seen on TV" according to Over Easy's menu, and if you're pressed for time, the restaurant also offers a literal drive-thru for on-the-go eaters who want something other than McDonald's.
Bellagio MGM Resorts
Las Vegas's idea of brunch is *very* different from the rest of the country's. You won't find breakfast buffets like those at ARIA or Wynn anywhere else in the world, and even their traditional restaurants deliver a level of "extra" befitting the City of Sin. More like the City of Sinful Waffles. Still, there's no beating the Bellagio when it comes to aesthetic extravagance, and they've brought that same energy to Julian Serrano's small plate restaurant Lago. Sit by gigantic windows offering a view of the resort's legendary fountains while you feast on a three-course brunch of Italian pastries and breads, two hearty mains, a selection of sides, and a decadent dessert.
WMUR9 viewers chose Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle as one of the top four brunches in New Hampshire, but the gorgeous Marriott restaurant is a perennial local favorite. The island of New Castle is one of New Hampshire's oldest settlements (which logically makes it one of the oldest settlements in the country), and Wentworth by the Sea's brunch is roughly as traditional as that legacy suggests. Expect finely-crafted brunch staples in an elegant setting.
The Molly Pitcher
New Jersey doesn't deserve its bad rep. Maybe, at one time, the Garden State was just New York's commuter cousin (and Jersey Shore didn't exactly bolster the state's national profile), but today's New Jersey can be downright charming. Need convincing? Look no further than The Molly Pitcher Inn's Sunday buffet brunch in Red Bank, when a much-loved wedding venue opens its doors with omelet stations, a waffle stations, a crepe stations, complimentary cocktails and so, so much more. People looking for a casual neighborhood feeling can check out Robin's Nest in Mt. Holly instead, the 2019 OpenTable Diners' Choice winner that feels like a grandmother's hug, but it would be a shame to visit Jersey without a trip to the Molly Pitcher.
Hoodline and Eat This, Not That agree that 2G's Bistro in Albuquerque is the best brunch New Mexico has to offer. 2G's exterior blends right in with Albuquerque's many Adobes, and its menu embodies the city's blend of Spanish and western sensibilities. Their menu is short, but you won't mind once you taste 2G's huevos rancheros, breakfast burrito, or carne plate. And their southwest benedict with red and green chile-infused hollandaise sauce is a must-try.
Russ & Daughters Cafe
New Yorkers have embraced brunch with the same single-minded drive to be the best they bring to all aspects of life, and while it'll be hard to find a better biscuit this side of Alabama than Jacob's Pickles homemade fare or a hipper clientele than the models that frequent Jack's Wife Frieda, the Food Network had it right when they said that Sunday in New York is ruled by bagels and lox. The chaos of Russ & Daughters traditional deli is still alive and well, but for a calm sit-down feast of the freshest lox in the city, cream cheese that will make you see God, and a bialy to rival even your favorite bodega, check out the New York institution's sleek, retro café just down the street.
You'll find Café Monte snuggled in a bougie shopping center in Charlotte's South Park neighborhood, but don't underestimate the power of this farm-to-table French bakery and bistro. There's a quick counter for those of us who prefer our beignets and chocolat chaud to-go, which Visit NC says hits just the same as a sit-down meal, or you can take your time enjoying the sophisticated ambiance befitting of Café Monte's French forefathers. Condè Nast Traveler suggests a mix of traditional mains and savory surprises like escargot in puff pastry.
When Dennys is the first (and second) restaurant that pops up when you Google “Best Brunch in North Dakota,” that’s how you know you’re in trouble. Fargo is apparently known more for fictional murders than fantastic Sunday brunch, but the unassuming The Cajon Café really puts the "hidden" in "hidden gem." Located in what looks like a strip mall parking lot, Best Things North Dakota and Only In Your State have found The Cajon Café's inventive boudin-stuffed pancakes and crawfish omelets are truly second-to-none. Sorry, Dennys — we've got other Sunday morning plans.
Katalina's is the cutest, trendiest restaurant in Columbus. This Latin-Southern spot in Ohio's capital might be inspired by far-off cultures, but NBC4 cites the restaurant's passion for the local community as one of the reasons it tops the list of the best brunches in the area. You can nosh on their famous Original Pancake Balls and award-winning breakfast tacos every day of the week before 3 PM, but try to go on a day when the weather is beautiful to enjoy the restaurant's colorful patio.
Kitchen No. 324 has been praised in Hoodline and The Oklahoman for its New American brunches and its use of the historic Braniff building in Oklahoma City, the 1923 home to Paul R. Braniff's aviation company. Anothern Southern-inspired cuisine, you'll find homemade biscuits, hot chicken breakfast sandwiches, and fried green tomato Benedicts on Kitchen No. 324, served amongst a full beverage bar serving coffee, tea, and specialty drinks.
Female Foodie and The Travel Channel are just two of Hunnymilk's many, many fans, which is impressive considering the restaurant only recently expanded into their own brick and mortar location (which also means they now have their very own liquor license to go along with it). The Portland brunch-only restaurant started as a pop-up restaurant, which Hunnymilk still opens on weekends inside La Buca Italian Cafe. Their price-fixe brunch consists of one drink, one savory dish, and one sweet dish, and diners who are waiting to be seated will often be treated to a selection of free goodies while they sit, stand, or play with Hunnymilk's Etch-A-Sketches, Rubix cubes, and slinkies. It's just an aesthetically perfect, well-intentioned comfort food spot with new weekend entrees thought up every week at the owner's test kitchen.
Day by Day Inc.
Day by Day in Philadelphia has devoted itself to perfecting brunch and lunch since 1981. Their set menu has all the classics, but it's in their ever-rotating weekend specials the Day by Day really shines. Eater is partial to this unassuming joint's stuffed challah french toast and potato pancakes, but we dare you to try their inventive weekly additions like blueberry corncakes or a strawberry chicken toss during one of what we're sure will be many visits. With a crowd composed mostly of repeat customers, Day by Day is destined to become a regular haunt for any Philly resident.
The Duck & Bunny
Don't call The Duck & Bunny in Providence a restaurant — this "snuggery" is so much more than a place to come, eat, and leave. This is a place to catch up with old friends over cutely-named crepes like The Rachel and Monica or The Chubby Ella in a relaxing old house designed to be as cozy as possible and convince even the strictest health nut that they could get away with at least one beautiful cupcake. The Duck & Bunny also offers Afternoon Tea (and an "Afterschool Tea" for like little ones) and a deeply reasonable $18 per person for people that prefer their brunch with a scone and a cucumber sandwich.
The Park Cafe CHS
Not all brunches have to be heavy, carb-tastic events that leave the weaker diners amongst us feeling sluggish and ready for a Sunday nap. Charleston's Park Café radiates freshness and health from the minute you walk up to its white, plant-laden façade bathed in an eternal sunny glow. Aside from a seasonal french toast with ricotta whip and the æbleskiver, a sweet danish popover with fruit preserves, nearly everything at The Park Café is a guilt-free dream from the selection of dressed-up toasts to the burrata-tastic kale Caprese and veggie hash.
Phillips Avenue Diner
Everyone loves a good retro diner. The Daily Meal praised Phillips Avenue Diner's old-fashioned malt shop vibe, which is perfect for our Riverdale-obsessed readers. A strawberry milkshake for breakfast? Sign us up. For breakfast traditionalist, this must-try Sioux Falls spot has huge portions of diner classics like corned beef hash, griddle goodies, and a Tater Tot hotdish. Other offerings like fried cheese curds and breakfast poutine fit right in, and you'll wonder why every diner hasn't embraced this deliciously greasy delights.
You already know what it is. Nashville Guru calls Biscuit Love "the ultimate Nashville brunch spot," the brick-and-mortar flagship of a biscuit brand born out of a cult favorite Airstream trailer-cum-food truck. You're a fool if you don't order something with the restaurant's namesake, whether it's their "Bonuts" (biscuit donuts), the "East Nasty" chicken biscuit (which the menu claims was named the best sandwich in America), or their "Hummingbird Family Reserve" (a drop biscuit filled with pineapples and banana jam, topped with cream cheese frosting and pecans).
Elizabeth Street Cafe
Confession time: We love a Goop recommendation. Say what you want about Gwenyth Paltrow's baffling lifestyle brand, but the woman doesn't mess around when it comes to food. The New York Times has contributed to Elizabeth Street Café's cultinary clout as well, in case you're still on the fence, because this Vietnamese-French bakery and restaurant really is that good. Go with the NYT's favored bowl of berries, banana, and yogurt or Gwenyth's breakfast Bánh Miì bowl if you wanna dine like a professional foodie.
Sweet Lake Biscuits And Limeade
Listen, it's not our fault people flock to a Southern-inspired breakfast. Yet another biscuit-based brunch, Salt Lake City's Sweet Lake Biscuits & Limeade is a farmer's market success story whose twelve years at the Downtown Salt Lake Farmers Market built enough of a following for husband and wife team Teri Rosquist and Hasen Cone to open a brick-and-mortar location that quickly became a Utah favorite with shoutouts in Gastronomics SLC, Female Foodie, and Visit Salt Lake. Brunch is served seven days a week, so there's no reason not to try all four of their namesake limeades and their six obsessive biscuit sandwiches.
Seven Days proclaimed celebrities like Elijah Wood and Joe Biden are amongst Penny Cluse Café's fanatical followers in their Best Brunch write-up of the twenty-year-old Burlington institution. The gingerbread pancakes are a must-have, but don't forget to order chorizo-and-egg tacos, garlicky kale quesadillas, or biscuits and gravy to share. Breakfast is served all day, so you can take your time making your way to Penny Cluse Café after a day of leaf-peeping, maple sugaring, or road-tripping to the nearby Ben & Jerrys Factory in Waterbury.
Arlington might be famous for its military cemetery of the same name (and, you know, the Pentagon), but the Virginia city's brunch scene is positively lively. Tupelo Honey Café was named "Most Booked," "Best Southern Restaurant," and "One of the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America" by OpenTable Diner's Choice 2018 and "Great for Brunch" in 2019 for their seasonal scratch-made Southern revival meals made by Chef Eric Gabrynowicz, a four-time James Beard semifinalist, a Zagat Top Newcomer, and Food & Wine's People's Best New Chef — New York."
Seattle's mom-and-pop storefronts are quickly disappearing as Amazon continues its takeover of the Washington metropolis, but it looks like the coffee capital's Creole comfort favorite in Ravenna is here to stay. Seattle Met and Thrillist both included JuneBaby on their list of best brunch despite the restaurant's lack of an actual brunch service, which speaks to the quality of their weekend "lunch" menu. Shrimp and grits, fried chicken gizzards with buttermilk dressing, and hotlink sausage sandwiches work just as well for a late breakfast as they do for a traditional lunch.
If Twin Peaks taught us anything, it's that pie and coffee *is* a meal (and that extra-dimensional realms should be avoided at all costs). Flying Pigs in Thomas is living proof of the former, but if you're not ready to call a slice of homemade cherry pie "breakfast," this picture-perfect charmer has plenty of traditional breakfast specials and farm-fresh egg dishes. Come prepared for a bit of a wait, as its unexpected statewide popularity can overwhelm the small town restaurant's tiny staff, but know that the food is well worth your patience.
Bassett Street Brunch Club
You've heard of brinner, but get ready for brunner. Madison's Bassett Street Brunch Club offers their brunch menu all day and night, so you can order their ever-changing menu of in-house, freshly baked donuts whenever you feel like it. No, seriously, the restaurant is open until 10 PM Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday, so your drunchies can become brunchies well into the night. Named one of the top-five brunch spots in Wisconsin by the Journal Sentiel, Bassett Street Brunch Club has a comforting new-retro feel and their donuts are half-off after 8:30 PM (aka, only $0.75).
Food & Wine and Far and Wide both praised Persephone Bakery as the best brunch in Wisconsin, and while the Jackson hotspot does offer fluffy pastries and freshly-baked bread on the daily, don't discount its full meal options. You could get an omelet or shakshuka, but we'd recommend something that makes good use of the best baked goods in the city, like the croissant bread pudding French toast. You can order on their app in advance, so grab a cinnamon roll while you wait for your table.