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 guide (with help from our locals) for places that you should marvel over mimosas.
Apple Holler, 5006 S Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant
This orchard is a hot commodity when the leaves start turning, so make sure to visit their Red Barn Restaurant the rest of the year!
Café 213, 213 E Main St., Waterford
This Waterford favorite is open for breakfast and lunch, and serves American bistro food that's familiar while introducing new tastes and ingredients that satisfy the foodies in our midst. Scratch-made batters, soups, salad dressings, sauces, locally roasted coffee, and bakery are what keep customers coming back.
Country Rose Bakery & Cafe, 19319 Washington Ave., Union Grove
Catering to the crowds on the Western side of Racine County, Country Rose Bakery & Cafe offers an extensive menu of breakfast items as well as fresh homemade items from the breakfast case.
The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine, 492 N Pine St., Burlington
The Coffee House at Chestnut & Pine opens early and stays up late. The cafe is a space for the community to gather in conversation and offers a full menu of specialty sandwiches, flatbreads, small plates, and bakery items.
Crossover Cantina & Eatery, 28023 Kramer Rd., Waterford
A local gem serving delicious food in a great atmosphere, Crossover Cantina & Eatery is a full service restaurant and bar that serves breakfast and lunch as well as dinner.
The Dish, 1220 N Ohio St., Racine
Whether it be for a sit-down occasion or on the go, The Dish offers brunch for any lifestyle. Enjoy their brunch buffet on Sundays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. or on your workdays with their drive-thru breakfast menu.
Douglas Avenue Diner, 5121 Douglas Ave., Caledonia
Located in the heart of the Greentree Shopping Center is a diner that really is a blast from the past! Douglas Avenue Diner offers the '50s and '60s sock hop type of vibe while enjoying some tasty menu items.
Honey B's II, 4713 Douglas Ave., Racine
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.
Java Jo'z, 29134 Evergreen Dr., #400, Waterford
Java Jo'z is where the neighborhood goes. Enjoy their "Make-Your-Own-Breakwich" sandwiches, quiche, bagels, Grebe's Bakery, and gluten-free bakery items to complement your hot drink, loose leaf tea, iced and blended drink, or smoothie. Use their convenient drive-thru or visit and stay awhile. There is a fireplace for indoor coziness and a back gathering room to sit with friends or enjoy a good book.
Lucky Star Pub & Eatery, 864 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington
Lucky Star Pub & Eatery is a down-to-earth outpost serving breakfast and lunch as well as dinner.
The Maple Table, 520 Main St., Racine
The Maple Table is a farm fresh breakfast and lunch restaurant in downtown Racine at Monument Square.
Meli Cafe Pancake House and Restaurant, 1158 Prairie Dr., Racine
"Meli," the Greek word for "honey," offers a taste of honey with their "Loukoumades," which are bite-sized Greek donuts deep fried golden brown to crispy perfection, then glazed with honey and cinnamon during breakfast hours. This is just one of the many reasons you should stop here for your morning routine.
Mrs. Betty's Kitchen, 327 Main St., Racine
Mrs. Betty's Kitchen offers homestyle cooking and a little southern-style taste to its Racine family and community. Note: Mrs. Betty's Kitchen is temporarily closed due to staffing.
Mulberry's Pancakes & Cafe, 1036 Main St., Union Grove
Mulberry's Pancakes & Cafe is a family restaurant with a small town feel serving homemade soups and daily specials.
Red Onion Cafe, 555 Main St., Racine
The Red Onion Cafe is a family-owned restaurant focused on providing a high-quality food service experience and customer service. The Red Onion Cafe offers quality affordable breakfast and lunch options in downtown Racine.
River Run Family Restaurant, 3616 Northwestern Ave., Racine
River Run Family Restaurant serves delicious and affordable home cooking that makes you feel good.
Roberta, 322 6th St., Racine
Roberta is a New American restaurant in the heart of downtown Racine steeped in Southern tradition. Serving fresh and inviting dishes and signature craft cocktails perfect for any hour of the day.
Rooster's Family Restaurant, 1521 Yout St., Racine
Rooster's offers a wide variety of delicious breakfast options at reasonable prices.
The Summit Restaurant & Cocktails, 6825 Washington Ave., Mt. Pleasant
For more than 25 years, The Summit Restaurant has been doing a brunch that offers the best of a traditional buffet paired with served small plates.
Unleashed Uptown, 1501 Washington Ave., Racine
Sit. Stay. Brunch! Located at The Branch at 1501, Unleashed Uptown is a place to brunch for both you and your pet.
Yuni's Avenue Cafe, 5104 Washington Ave., Racine
Key phrase to knowing about Yuni's: "Just like mom used to make." This place shouts comfort food at it's finest for locals.
Hungry for more? Find even more breakfast and brunch spots for any type of appetite with our dining map here: