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5 Best Breakfast Restaurants in Madison, Wisconsin

Copper Top Family Restaurant

5401 Schroeder Rd #2500, Madison, WI 53711
(608) 271-4588
7 am-2pm, Fridays reopen 4pm-7pm

Copper Top is a classic, cozy diner on a hill with a magnificent view of the Beltline. For the past twenty-five years, Bob Jonuzi and his cousin, Nick Jonuzi, have been holding down the restaurant after taking over their Aunt’s ownership in 1996. With eighty percent of customers being regulars, the cousins have made many connections through the restaurant. The restaurant acts as a meeting place for many social groups, including the UW Athletic Director Barry Alvarez and Russ Feingold, Wisconsin senator from 1993 to 2011. Next time you have an early business meeting, bring your people to Copper Top for a comfortable atmosphere and a nutritious meal.
Copper Top Family Restaurant


Marigold Kitchen

Superb breakfast, brunch, and lunch for dine-in until March 16, 2021
118 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 5703
(608) 661 5559
Weekdays 7am-3pm
Sat 7am-2pm
Sun 8am-2pm

Marigold Kitchen sits on the Southside of Capitol Square, facing Lake Monona. Situated on South Pinckney Street, the storefront is in between Main Street and Doty Street. Serving their breakfast and brunch menu all day and lunch from eleven to three, take your pick of what meal you feel like eating. With pancakes, eggs fresh from the farm, and omelets with Marigold Potatoes, you are sure to find what you are looking for to fill you up. Enjoy their bottomless coffee or experience one of five of Marigold’s signature espressos. Read their website for more information about catering, career opportunities, and private parties.

Short Stack Eatery

Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, and Vegan eats for curbside and delivery exclusively
301 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703
(608) 709 5569
Thurs-Sun 7am-8pm

Short Stack Eatery is a healthy dining option doing its absolute best to accommodate clients. Knowing that parking can be difficult in Madison, Short Stack strongly encourages customers to ride the bus or bikes. Being members of the Bicycle Benefits and the Wisconsin Bike Federation, riding your bike to Short Stack gets you a ten percent discount on your purchase. They go as far as to provide bike pumps in the restaurant with the occasional free tune-up; it just depends on how busy employees are and how generous they feel that day. Take a chance and order the blind special: customers are only allowed to ask if the sauce is sweet or savory; that’s it. By being bold, you save four dollars. Not recommended for folks with allergies or picky taste buds. Read up on their website to see how Short Stack serves numerous nonprofits in their community and pushes for sustainability in the service industry. A restaurant staffed with wholesome people fighting the good fight every time they clock in.

Mickies Dairy Bar

Classic breakfast options with lunch & dinner sandwiches available for takeout currently
1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711
(608) 256 9476
Thurs-Sun 7am-2pm

Mickies Dairy Bar is the small, old-timey diner that everyone needs to fill their soul once in a while. Serving up hearty breakfasts and large, scrumptious shakes in a glass with the extras still in the metal cup, Mickies is that diner. When you want portions so large that your food is falling off the plate, look no further. Mickies food will pack a punch and have you ready to face the day, no matter what gets thrown your way. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner does not matter, bring the whole crew and feed your soul at Mickies Dairy bar.

Madison Sourdough

Madison Sourdough works to cultivate the city with the best-baked goods and pastries by making everything entirely from scratch. Using products from local suppliers and grains native to Wisconsin, Madison Sourdough wishes to make nourishing food in their bakery, café, mill, and patisserie. With bread smiths starting the day at one in the morning and working three hundred sixty days a year, everything they create is a labor of love. One loaf of Madison Sourdough requires thirty-six hours of attention before being ready to be served to you. Think about that the next time you grab a loaf of Sara Lee from the grocery store shelf. Madison Sourdough has videos and articles on their website going into extensive detail about how much work goes into their products. Explore their page and see for yourself how much passion these artisans have for their craft.

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