Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Breakfast restaurants in Madison and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Marigold Kitchen thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Mickies Dairy Bar, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Breakfast.

Mickies Dairy Bar

An institution with sports fans and locals since 1946, this neighborhood diner is a throw-back to past days. Short-order cooking produces fantastic burgers, and malts are a house specialty. Breakfast, especially, draws in folks, including UW...  Read More

Lazy Jane's Café and Bakery

Quirky, fun, and individualistic, this one-of-a-kind cafe is the creative offspring of local culinary figure, Janie Capito. Eminently comfortable and perfect for a relaxing meal, Lazy Jane's offers both dining and lounge areas, set with...  Read More

State Street

Exhibiting the laid-back ambience and artistic penchant nurtured by the best coffeehouses, Michelangelo's greets patrons with a warm welcome and an invitation to sink back into a sofa and nurse a fragrant cuppa. The place is a fantastic State...  Read More

Homemade foods crafted with wonderful ingredients earn kudos at this terrific eatery, and the crowds that gather to sample Marigold's tasty fare are tangible confirmation of its quality. Sunny environs please folks who dig into blueberry...  Read More


Located at street level in the estimable L'Etoile restaurant building, this cafe has been a godsend according to those local folks who appreciate European-style bakeries and incredible pastries. House-baked goods include croissants, gougeres,...  Read More

Sleek, retro styling defines this appealing diner, which makes the most of its chrome and glass-block details. Serving food all day, the eatery offers classic diner fare, updated for modern tastes. Cheeseburgers and pulled pork sandwiches...  Read More

Monty's Blue Plate Diner

A former gas station – revamped in stainless steel, neon, and glass block – serves as this trendy diner's home. Thankfully, good cooking keeps up with the hip retro decor. Meatloaf, roast pork, and chicken pot pie call forth childhood...  Read More

The Admiralty

At this hotel dining room, views of Lake Mendota through expansive windows are some of the best in town. A slightly formal ambience hints at attentive service and appealing cuisine, especially at breakfast and brunch. The former features Belgian...  Read More