Tosa’s Top Four: Best Brunches In Wauwatosa

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From staples like eggs any way you like it and toast with just the right amount of butter to more inventive menu items, there’s just something Wauwatosa about brunch.

Not to mention the options.

There are donuts and pancakes and waffles and eggs benedict. There are some of the best Bloody Mary’s around. And there are some off the wall new things to try throughout the community we call home.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Cranky Al’s, 6901 West North Ave.

(414) 258-5282

Awards and recognition are one thing. Delivering on each is what makes Cranky Al’s a Tosa destination.

In 2006, owners Susie and Al set up shop in East Tosa as a homegrown coffee and doughnut joint. It has since become a Tosa legend, known best for it’s brilliantly unique combination of pizza and doughnuts.

“The restaurant (has) a very laid-back, casual feel,” writes one of almost 200 reviewers of Cranky Al’s on Yelp. “What an awesome place!”

The spot also features breakfast sandwiches, breakfast pizza and a host of other brunch friendly options for all ages.

Cafe Grace, 11200 W. Burleigh St.

(414) 837-6310

If fancier fare is your idea of brunch heaven, head over to Cafe Grace for all things sweet and savory.

The brunch menu includes decadent croissants and items like Dejeuner, which includes two eggs any style with thick cut bacon, potatoes and toasted brioche or a croissant with house-made preserves.

Other delicious options include the Croque Madame with all the fixings and Galette De Canard, which is a savory crepe with duck confit, spinach, cheese and mushrooms.

Cafe Bavaria, 7700 Harwood Avenue

(414) 271-7700

Forget boiled and beige. In a bold message to new visitors to its web site, Cafe Bavaria has a whole other something delicious to offer.

Located in the heart of Tosa’s historic village, their brunch menu has something suited for any pallette.

Fruit and donuts are listed as starters, but they have specialties like Pretzel French Toast and Ovencake, which is described on the web site as a “large, fluffy German-style ‘oven pancake’ served with powdered sugar, whipped cream and a choice of two toppings.

Other brunch staples include the Breakfast Strudel, Breakfast Sammy and Von Trapp Egg White Omelet, which features ingredients like herbed mushrooms, goat cheese and sweet peppers.

Le Reve Patisserie & Cafe, 7610 Harwood Ave.

(414) 778-3333

Savory soups, salads and plates make up a mouth-watering Brunch menu at Le Reve. It offers basics like the Parisian Breakfast, which features eggs, fruit, a croissant and a choice of bacon or sausage.

There are crepes and omelettes and a variety of croissants. Croque-Monsieur and Croque- Madame make an appearance, in addition to a variety of eggs benedict choices.

Located in the heart of Wauwatosa Village, Le Reve is renowned for its exceptional design, delicious dishes and cozy atmosphere.

The cafe has been recognized in a number of publications, including Food Network, Edible Magazine, M Magazine and Martha Stewart Magazine.

Welcome Home: Mayfair Reserve

We believe in living our best lives at Mayfair Reserve, a luxury apartment community conveniently located in the heart of Wauwatosa.

We respect and appreciate the community we live in by supporting the businesses that make up its unique personality, including all of its fabulous brunch spots.

For more information about Mayfair Reserve, or to schedule a tour, call (414) 453-5800 or visit us online.

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