Waking up in Wisconsin is a dream come true for any breakfast connoisseur thanks to our state’s production of unmatched dairy goodness. Instead of hitting the snooze button in the morning, we’re hitting the road and ordering the first meal of the day at one of Wisconsin’s best dining destinations. These ten locales are all the proof you need to declare America’s Dairyland a mecca of breakfast brilliance.
1. Simple Café – Lake Geneva, WI
With an energetic focus on culinary creativity and fresh, local ingredients, Lake Geneva’s Simple Café is a flavorful way to jump start your Wisconsin morning. Be sure to try the Eggs Sardou – a crowd favorite with poached eggs, artichokes, fresh spinach, Creole hollandaise and Wisconsin parmesan and mozzarella on a house-made croissant.
2. Broadway Diner – Baraboo, WI
Serving up classic diner fare made with fresh Wisconsin dairy products, Broadway Diner features a nostalgic atmosphere with gourmet-level cooking. The buttermilk pancakes are a local favorite among Baraboo patrons – served with locally sourced butter and maple syrup.
3. White Gull Inn – Fish Creek, WI
Located in beautiful northern Door County, White Gull Inn is a timeless breakfast favorite for both visiting tourists and locals. Do not leave the peninsula without trying the Door County Cherry Stuffed French Toast – a decadent dish filled with Wisconsin cream cheese and Door County cherries.
4. Nucleus Café – Eau Claire, WI
Nucleus Café has redefined the crepe with a variety of sweet and savory creations. We recommend getting at least one of each. Start with the Buckwheat Ham Crepes with creamy havarti followed by the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, a time-honored favorite among guests.
5. Allister Deacon’s – Wausau, WI
Allister Deacon’s breakfast game is oatmeal, and they are the reigning champions. Gourmet Oatmeal, Espress-O-atmeal and Fruit & Honey Oatmeal are all flavorful with perfected, creamy texture. The secret ingredient is a layer of steamed Wisconsin milk.
6. Crema Café – Madison, WI
Crema Café’s charm comes from its unique ambiance and seasonal creativity. The menu boasts a variety of both classic and modern breakfast dishes. Crema’s “Breakfast Sandwich” combines breakfast staples in a perfectly balanced way – elevated with Wisconsin cheddar-herb cream cheese.
7. Fayze’s Restaurant – La Crosse, WI
Traditional breakfast dishes are unstoppable when made with fresh bakery and local dairy. Fayze’s is a La Crosse go-to and highly recommended by locals. The Cranberry Club Scrambler is a must-have, made with house cranberry walnut sour dough and topped with scrambled eggs, Wisconsin swiss, bacon and turkey.
8. Café Coco – Washburn, WI
When the dairy is sourced literally down the road, you know you’re in for a memorable and tasty breakfast in Wisconsin. The daily Toad in the Hole is served on house-made potato cheddar bread and is a famous dish in not only Washburn, but all of northern Wisconsin.
9. Story Hill BKC – Milwaukee, WI
Located just outside the busy city, Story Hill BKC’s breakfast menu celebrates some of Wisconsin’s most flavorful cheeses. The Crep-urrito is a food mash-up like no other – scrambled eggs, Saxony Alpine cheese, jalapeño mayo and cumin-spiced tomato sauce. Warning: the crep-urrito may have life-changing and addictive properties.
10. Field to Fork – Sheboygan, WI
If you’re feeling inventive, head over to Field to Fork and build your own omelette with one (or more, we won’t judge) of the artisan Wisconsin cheeses offered on the menu. Afterwards, you can step over to the adjacent specialty grocery store and bring some cheese home with you.
Still hungry? Don’t miss Discover Wisconsin’s recent episode where hosts Mariah and Jake travel the state to discover the many mouth-watering ways to enjoy “A Dairy Good Breakfast”! Follow this link to watch the full feature: http://discoverwisconsin.com/destinations/a-dairy-good-breakfast/