WHETHER YOU’RE STARTING the day early or ending the night late, watching the sunrise over Lake Michigan is something everyone should experience at least once during the summer. The beaches are blissfully empty at that hour, save for a few surfers and early-morning dog-walkers. Check the timing – you’ll want to arrive well before the sunrise to be able to witness the glow emerge at the horizon.
Meet the breakfast sandwich of your dreams at Donut Monster (5169 N. Elkhart Ave., Whitefish Bay). It’s a homemade English muffin folded around a combo of savory fillings like ham, egg and cheese. Tantalizing.
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Fill this fetching MKE skyline-themed travel mug with your favorite coffee.
Stock up on healthy, thirst-quenching bottled juices from Shindig! at the Sherman Phoenix (3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave.). Get an energy boost from Purple Haze, a mix of pineapple, apple, beet, lemon and lime.
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Usher in the sunrise with invigorating vibes filtered through the Koss BTS1 bluetooth speaker.
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Chill out on this vivid, striped Nipomo blanket.
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Brave cool temps with a wind-wicking Columbia Switchback III hooded jacket in sunshine yellow.
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Load all your provisions in a sturdy waxed-canvas bucket tote.
Get a creamy, crunchy fix with the yogurt parfait with homemade granola from Alderaan Coffee (1560 N. Water St.).
ROCKET BABY BAKERY
Satisfy your morning carb craving with delectable pastries from Rocket Baby Bakery (6822 W. North Ave., Tosa). May we suggest the cinnamon-sugar monkey bread and bacon-cheddar-chive croissant.