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Wake Up Marquette: It’s Breakfast Time


Comet Cafe

1947 N. Farwell Ave.

(414) 273-7677

The Comet Café is the perfect find for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. With their unlimited bacon basket or plethora of veggie options, this cozy restaurant really offers something for everyone. Just be sure to make a reservation if you want to stop by on a Sunday morning–they’re notorious for their out-the-door waiting line!

Best Meal: Their enormous omelets or the unlimited bacon basket (like a bread basket, but with bacon!)

Wooden Goose

11402 N. Port Washington Rd.

Mequon, Wis.

(262) 241-5114

If you are looking for quaint, country-style breakfast, the Wooden Goose is calling your name. The beautiful old-school diner and relaxed atmosphere makes for the perfect stop for home-style cooking. Be careful though–they only serve breakfast and lunch, so they are closed by the late afternoon.

Best Meal: Goose Bun (cinnamon roll with cream cheese, vanilla frosting and butter)

Watt’s Tea Shop

761 N. Jefferson St.

(414) 290-5720

Watt’s Tea Shop is truly a diamond in the rough and is perfect for anyone looking for a rustic breakfast place that truly reads “quintessential Milwaukee.” Watt’s Tea Shop has been around since the 1920s, and the décor makes this clear with a tasteful and elegant setting. Fresh tea is always on hand, but even if that isn’t your thing, the breakfast and desserts are exceptional in their own right.

Best Meal: Macadamia Nut Croissant French Toast

Blue’s Egg

317 N. 76th St.

(414) 299-3180

A small restaurant with the charm of a diner and a classic all-American breakfast menu, Blue’s Egg offers inexpensive fresh jams and breads, with their monkey bread being one of their most popular menu choices. They also use authentic Wisconsin cheddar in many of their dishes.

 Best Meal: Browns ‘n’ Cheese—hand-cut, house-made hashbrowns stuffed with goodness (served all day). Also known for the Eggs Benedict.

The Eatery

2014 N. Farwell Ave.

(414) 220-1110

Despite being one of the newer breakfast restaurants on the list, the Eatery on Farwell certainly holds its own, boasting a unique menu that puts a spin on breakfast. With menu items including “Tootsie Rolls” (cream cheese and red pepper wontons) this is certainly a bold place that demands remembrance. The snug restaurant also holds a bar known for serving some of the best Bloody Marys in Milwaukee.

Best Meal: Bloody Marys, 2-egg special with American fries and their Tootsie Rolls

The Broken Yolk

2040 W. Wisconsin Ave. (main location)

1617 W. Wells St. (second location)

(414) 935-1111

No list of Milwaukee breakfast places would be complete without The Broken Yolk, a favorite of Milwaukee locals and Marquette residents alike. With another location in the middle of campus, The Broken Yolk is becoming even more Marquette-friendly. It has the biggest selection of breakfast items of any place on this list, and its close proximity and student-friendly prices make it an essential stop for any student (which is why both locations are usually so busy).

Best Meal: French Toast and breakfast sandwiches

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