eggs and sausage should not be resigned to the first meal of the day.
On the days you
want to sleep in late or take another stab at breakfast (sometimes a
muffin just won’t do), here are some of the best picks for all-day
breakfast. These spots don’t just dump a plate of greasy eggs and
potatoes in front of you and call it "breakfast;" instead,
expect a meal prepared from fresh (sometimes local) ingredients and
the option to wash it down with a gourmet coffee drink.
Café (a European-style coffee shop tucked into a renovated gas
station in the heart of Bay View) does best are breakfast sandwiches.
Choose from half a dozen sandwiches, plus a breakfast burrito, all
less than $6. Crank up the gourmet factor a few notches and spring for
the bacon, sausage, cheese and egg sandwich for $4.99. Add a buck and,
for any sandwich, you can switch from a bagel to a croissant. Coffee
snobs listen up: Sunday is when Sven’s grinds up Kona beans, for a
smooth, mellow cup of joe.
At all Alterra
Coffee Roasters locations, from the newest, sleekest one (on Oakland
Avenue in Shorewood) to the gritty, industrial-chic Foundry in the
Fifth Ward, breakfast doesn’t stop at 10 a.m. Instead, the three
breakfast-friendly burritos — all locavore, containing ingredients
like locally produced eggs, Usinger’s bacon or Wisconsin smoked
Swiss cheese — as well as five other items can be ordered day and
night. The extended breakfast is perfect for late-night owls,
especially those who can sip an espresso-infused latte, or something
extra chocolate-y (like the Bull Frog, a mint-flavored mocha) at any
hour and not get a jolt.
café culture is one of the neighborhood’s draws, and that is true
at Brewed Café too. On the chalkboard menu at this house-turned-café
(with cute pink window trim and perky green awnings), breakfast, lunch
and dinner options are not tied to any time frame. Got a sweet tooth?
Bite into the Fruttata (cream cheese and fruits on a flatbread crust).
Or, for a more traditional plate, scrambled eggs and toast or waffles
with the works (banana, walnut, syrup and butter) are popular orders.
Coffee is brewed locally at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. in Bay View.