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Best Wisconsin Breakfast Sandwiches I ate in 2023

2023 has been the year of the Breakfast Sandwich. I set out on a mission to find THE BEST breakfast sandwich in the Milwaukee area and it was one of the tastiest goals I have ever made. I ended up eating a total of 25 sandwiches and this blog post will be a round up of my top 9 (in no particular order). Although my goal was to find the best in MKE, I ended up eating sandwiches elsewhere and two of those made their way onto this list. Happy eating!

North Ave Grill - Wauwatosa

More bread that needs recognition: the ciabatta that this bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich is served on at North Ave Grill. It is beyond good. The ciabatta is as soft as a pillow on the inside but crispy on the outside. They use a hefty serving of cheese, too, and we can’t be upset about that.

Rocket Baby Bakery - Wauwatosa

I love Rocket Baby Bakery in Wauwatosa. I order ahead because they are always so busy and I'm an impatient son of a gun. I ordered this sandwich for pickup thinking it was my standard BEC, but I forgot to add the bacon. SO that's a me problem. The bread on this sandwich was delicious. Absolutely superb. And honestly look at the amount of cheese. What more could you desire?

West Allis Cheese & Sausage - West Allis

If I lived in West Allis, I'd visit West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe at least once a week. I simply love their food. I ordered their breakfast sandwich with bacon, egg, and cheese. It was served on a croissant which was absolutely delightful. I enjoyed it on the patio with one of their seasonal iced coffees. Legitimately the perfect meal.

Roast Coffee Company - Milwaukee

I honestly had not heard of Roast Coffee Company. I took an F45 class on the east side through Yelp and we were hungry afterwards. Stumbled across this gem and couldn't have been happier. Their GGOOLLDD sandwich was absolutely delicious. Avocado, egg, bacon, tomato, cheddar cheese, green peppers, red onions, and chipotle cream cheese. Get. In. My. Belly.

Ruby's Bagel's - Milwaukee

Ruby's Bagels has always been top of the game for bagels but their breakfast sandwiches?! As of right now, this one is my favorite. I ordered BEC with an everything bagel. Thick cut bacon, free range eggs, and American cheese. The bacon was SO thick and I love me some good bacon.

Ruby's is inside of Zocalo Food Truck Park. Make sure you order early, because they sell out pretty quickly on a regular basis (for obvious reasons).

Allie Boys - Milwaukee

Allie Boy's is one of the most popular spots in Milwaukee. They are known for their massive breakfast sandwiches and they always have rotating specials of unique concoctions.

I ordered the egg and cheese sandwich with bacon. It is made with an herbed omelette, American cheese, aged cheddar, salt, pepper, and ketchup. It is a very hearty sandwich and worth every caloric bite.

Latitude Cafe - Germantown

Latitude Cafe is in Germantown, about 20 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee. I actually grew up in Germantown, and this spot is only a few blocks from my childhood home. I have always wanted to check it out and this breakfast sandwich gave me an excuse.

I ordered the breakfast sandwich with bacon (obviously). It is served on this delicious ciabatta bread with egg, cheese, and spicy mayo. I loved the kick of the mayo and the extra umpf that it added.

Donut Monster - Whitefish Bay

The best part about the breakfast sandwich from Donut Monster is the freshly made English Muffin. It is such a fluffy morsel of dough - you can't beat it. They also use Pine River Cheese Spread on their sandwiches which is one of my favorite cheese spreads. It's an absolutely fantastic combination.

Mud Creek Coffee - Stockbridge

I stopped at this place on a whim and by golly it is the best breakfast sandwich I have eaten to date. The Chipotle Breakfast Panini at Mud Creek Coffee in Stockbridge is served on focaccia bread. It has pepperjack cheese and chipotle mayo giving the sandwich a bit of a kick. My tastebuds were obsessed. I wish this place was in Milwaukee because I would eat there on the regular.

Gotham Bagels - Madison

Gotham Bagels is a pretty popular spot in Madison and I was finally able to make my way in 2023. Their breakfast sandwiches are crazy good and super unique. They change the menu fairly often giving the opportunity for new tastes whenever you visit. I ordered something similar to a bacon, egg, and cheese and there was KETCHUP on it!


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