Brunch is best described as a meal in between breakfast and lunch, but in Racine County we love to take it to a whole new level. Brunch is a way of Sunday life. Here's our alphabetical guide (with the help of our locals) for places that you should marvel over mimosas.
We'll be updating this list frequently, so stay tuned for more!
Apple Holler, 5006 S Sylvania Ave, Sturtevant, 262 884-7100
This orchard is a hot commodity when the leaves start turning, so make sure to stop at their restaurant for the rest of the year!
What to get: The Weekend Breakfast Buffet - includes your breakfast favorites along with obligatory apple dishes such as Apple Walnut French Toast. Yum!
Blue Bear, 2920 Taylor Ave, Racine, 262-583-3131
Are you a weekday getaway kind of person or work the weekends? No worries! This scratch kitchen offers Service Industry Brunch Mondays: 10% Off Your Meal and $5 Bloodies, Mimosas, and Craft Cocktails. Brunch Served All Day!
What to get: Bison Sausage Benedict: buttermilk biscuits, fried tomatoes, poached eggs, hollandaise, and shoestring potato medley. A bite that surely out of the ordinary.
Cliff's Boathouse Cafe, 301 Hamilton St, Racine. 262-633-1767
Well known for their potato pancakes and fish fry, Cliff's Boathouse is a hometown favorite for great brunch on a great lake.
What to get: Cliff's Super Special - 2 eggs, 2 pancakes (buttermilk or potato) for $5. Add 2 sausages, bacon, toast, or make your pancakes blueberry for $1 more.
Country Rose Bakery and Cafe, 19319 Washington Ave, Union Grove, 262-878-5474
Catering to the crowds on the Western side of Racine County, Country Rose offers an extensive menu of breakfast items, as well as fresh home made items from the breakfast case.
What to get: Sausage Pie - Baked with eggs, sausage, cheese & a savory blend of
seasonings. Served with your choice of Cheesy Hash Browns, Fruit (in season) or Baked Apples.
Douglas Avenue Diner, 5121 Douglas Avenue, Caledonia, 262-681-7819
Located in the heart of the Greentree Shopping Center is a diner that really is a blast from the past! Douglas Avenue Diner offers a '50s and '60s sock hop type of vibe while enjoying some tasty menu items.
What to get: Bacon Waffles. Need we say more?
The Egg Plant Cafe, 3751 Douglas Ave, Racine, 262-456-1329
Although the name may be misleading, no not everything has eggplant in it (but they do have the option if you're vegan!) From scrambles to espresso drinks handcrafted with local roasters Wilson's Coffee, this scratch kitchen has you covered for everything brunch.
The Egg Plant Cafe
What to get: The Bennie Spin: Two Poached Eggs, sautéed tomato & spinach on fresh avocado slices. All piled on crisp Ciabatta w/ Hollandaise Sauce and Fresh Herbs.
Honey B's II, 4713 Douglas Ave, Racine, 262-639-2222
Having brunch here is just as sweet as the name! Enjoy all day breakfast at this location while taking in warmer seasons on their built in patio. They'll make you feel right at home.
What to get: Skillets that come with a sunny-side up egg on top are to be the sure thing to brighten your breakfast, whether you decide to enjoy it day or night.
Meli Cafe, 1158 Prairie Dr, Racine, 262-583-1876
"Meli", the Greek word for "Honey", offers a taste of Honey with their "Loukoumades" which are bite sized Greek donuts that are deep fried golden brown to crispy perfection, then glazed with honey and cinnamon during breakfast hours. Which is one of the many reasons that you should stop here for your morning routine.
What to get: Meli Crepes - 3 crepes filled with honey infused Greek yogurt & topped with blueberries, raspberries, chopped walnuts, whipped cream & dusted with powdered sugar.
Robert's Roost, 600 6th St. Racine, 262-770-4648
Voted by residents as "Racine's Best Breakfast" on numerous occasions, The Roost offers a cozy atmosphere, hearty portions, and a build your own Bloody Mary Bar that turns your brunch into a holiday.
What to get: 1 or 2 pancakes (trust us, they don't joke around with flapjacks) topped with blueberries, pecans, cranberries, pecans, almonds, or chocolate chips along with their home made maple syrup.
Yuni's Avenue Cafe, 5104 Washington Ave, Racine, 262-637-8838
Key words to knowing about Yuni's - just like Mom used to make. This place shouts comfort food at it's finest for locals.