Franklin Is Home to a New Farm-to-Table Brunch Cafe

Love brunch? We have a new place for you to try.

A modern brunch place, Honey Butter Cafe, opened in Franklin on Oct. 14 at 7221 S. 76th St. The cafe hosts a cozy atmosphere for customers to relax and enjoy quality, local food and coffee.

Laz Koutromanos, owner of Honey Butter cafe, said he and his sister grew up in the restaurant business and always wanted to open up a brunch place. He said they offer anything from traditional breakfast to loukoumades, or honey puffs.

“Our focal point when you first walk in is our marble bar,” Koutromanos said. “The rest of the restaurant is modern with an older classic twist with exposed light fixtures, Edison bulbs and lots of grays and whites.”

While they are open for dine-in, COVID-19 has affected how many people are allowed to sit inside.

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“Unfortunately, during this time, we only use 40% of the restaurant (for people to dine-in), but everything has been going pretty good so far,” Kourtromanos said. “Everyone’s been ordering pretty much everything off the menu.”

He said some of the most popular items seem to be their s’mores french toast and chicken and waffles, although it’s hard to tell as they have only been open for about two weeks.

The cafe’s breakfast menu includes a variety of four-egg pan friend omelettes, benedicts, waffles, pancakes, french toast and crepes.

The cafe also uses locally sourced, fresh ingredients from Wisconsin to bring customers the farm-to-table experience. Their breakfast meals are made with locally sourced eggs, served with house potatoes or hash browns and toast or pancakes.

For a lighter breakfast, they have Honey Butter Toast with honey butter, bananas, toasted coconut flakes and seasonal fresh fruit ($8), avocado toast with eggs any style, smashed avocado, cucumbers, arugula, tomatoes and chipotle aioli ($10) or a pudding bowl with coconut milk, chia seed pudding, fresh bananas and seasonal berries ($10).

“Our intention is to satisfy by having a little something for everyone,” the website says. 

You may also want to try Honey Butter Cafe’s speciality loukoumades (honey puffs) and organic fresh coffee. Honey Butter offers six different flavors of honey puffs, including their Classic, soaked in honey and topped with cinnamon ($7), Cookies & Cream with white chocolate, milk chocolate and Oreo cookie crumble ($9) and Honey Goat with honey, goat cheese and candied bacon ($9).

For lunch, choose from an assortment of salads, paninis, burgers and sandwiches.

The cafe also offers fish fry on Friday’s with three pieces of beer battered icelandic friend cod, coleslaw, roasted corn and french fries for $13.

They also have a handcrafted cocktail and a Bloody Mary made from scratch at their full-service bar.

For more information, contact Honey Butter Cafe at info@honeybuttercafe.com or call 414-367-2800.

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Skyler Chun is an editorial intern at Milwaukee Magazine. She is currently a sophomore at Marquette University studying Journalism and Digital Media.