5 Classic Breakfast Specialties and the Local Hotspots Making Them Noteworthy

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1. Biscuits and Gravy

2569 S. KINNICKINNIC AVE.

Snag the classic, thrilling combo of sagey sausage gravy and the flakiest of baked beauties at Honeypie.

2. Hash Browns

317 N. 76TH ST.

Hunker down to the crispy browns “stuffed” with things like pulled ham, chicken chorizo, goat cheese and roasted mushrooms at Blue’s Egg.


 

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3. Pancakes

1007 N. CASS ST.

Loosen your belt for the sublime poppyseed pancakes with blueberry ginger syrup at Café at the Plaza.

Photo via Plaza Hotel website

4. Avocado Toast

4401 W. GREENFIELD AVE., WEST MILWAUKEE

Opt for the delightful version with feta, grilled zucchini, roasted tomatoes and poached eggs drizzled with Greek olive oil at Mad Rooster Café. 

5. Fried Chicken and Waffles

239 E. CHICAGO ST.

Load up on Memphis-style chicken tenders (which are nice and crispy and a little spicy) over a cornbread waffle with plenty of melty whipped butter, maple syrup and hot sauce at Sweet Diner.

photo by Chris Kessler

 

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Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.