9 Places for a 2019 New Year’s Day Brunch


You’ve rung in the New Year, and it’s now time to chow down, 2019-style. Start the year off right with a hearty breakfast at one of these local favorites, featuring just the things you’re craving like plates piled high with bacon, waffles, and perfectly-cooked sausages.

1 | Avenue Club

Madison – Near East

Recover from your New Year’s Eve with an 11am – 3pm Tuesday brunch at the Avenue Club located near downtown on East Washington Avenue.

Join them for your favorite Avenue Club brunch dishes, plus an all-you-can-eat pancake bar. Stack ’em as high as you want, and choose from various toppings to make your ultimate stack. A generous selection of brunch cocktails are also available.

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2 | DLUX

Madison – Near East

DLUX takes a break from their traditional burger fare to serve up a scrumptious New Year’s Day brunch, served 10am – 4pm.

Enjoy bottomless mimosas, a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, and a full brunch and regular menu served all day. DLUX will also be showing the Badger bowl game, with sound on!


3 | Short Stack Eatery

Madison – Near West

Get out to Short Stack from 8am-2pm to partake in their extra-filling New Year’s Day brunch.

Choose from a mouth-watering variety of pancakes, waffles, eggs, bacon, and more, as well as be sure to order their Best-of-Madison award-winning bloody mary!

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4 | Hubbard Avenue Diner


Hubbard Avenue Diner opens early at 9am on New Year’s Day and will be serving their full menu of delicious, brunchy fare.

Choose from a variety of eggs, omelettes, breakfast specialties, griddled delights, and a kid-friendly menu.

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5 | Norske Nook


Since 1973, Norske Nook Bakery & Restaurant has served the perfect balance of Norwegian and American traditional foods, from breakfast to dinner and most especially dessert!

Swing by their location as early as 8am and dig into a hearty breakfast like Country Fried Steak & Eggs or a filling breakfast wrap. Finish it off with a large slice of Norske Nook homemade pie, their specialty.

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6 | Canteen

Madison – Near West

Eat more tacos! Finally… a New Year’s resolution you’ll want to keep! Pop into Canteen for brunch on New Year’s Day, served 10:30AM – 2PM.

Their taco-focused brunch menu is a delightful take on traditional breakfast, and includes brunch tacos, lunch tacos, griddled burritos, and plenty more.

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7 | Brocach

Madison – Near East

Bring everyone to Brocach Irish Pub & Whiskey Den for their Annual ‘Day After’ Brunch as we welcome 2019! Brunch menu featuring their signature Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas, all served from 10am – 3pm.

Enjoy a Happy New Year with hearty Irish breakfast fare! Reservations recommended, call (608) 255-2015.

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8 | Everly

Madison – West

Recover from your New Year’s Eve with a Tuesday brunch at Everly, served 10am – 3pm.

Let their light and airy California design influenced eatery and cocktail bar atmosphere gently bring you into the new year as you enjoy a selection of healthy and flavorful brunch items.

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9 | Bassett Street Brunch Club

Madison – Near West

A locale that is perfect for the whole family, head over to Bassett Street Brunch Club for a New Year’s Day breakfast from 8am – 4pm.

Have brunch your way, and choose from a near-endless selection of breakfast favorites including eggs, pancakes, omelettes, french toast, hash browns, bacon, and lots more.

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