What follows is a post I did for a different blog which I no longer update and am removing from cyberspace. There will be a few more postings of restaurant reviews from that blog that I will post here at EatWisconsin over the next couple of days.
February 13, 2009
I finally had a chance to eat breakfast at Sprizzoin Downtown Waukesha and I am glad I did. The new space is awesome. It has an East Side of Milwaukee feel to it and is more cozy than the old space, which to be honest I was never really a fan of.
The breakfast menu is somewhat limited but there is enough to please. The Breakfast Strata ($4.75), which is like an egg bake with bacon, tomato, onion, cheese, and Sprizzo’s own foccacia bread, was gigantic and very tasty. It was served with fresh fruit (a nice change from the canned stuff you get at the Steaming Cup). As much as I enjoyed the Strata, I think I liked the Blueberry French Toast ($4.75) better. Like the Strata, its a baked dish with blueberries, cream (or marscapone?) cheese, and a killer blueberry sauce. It was awesome. So awesome that I might have to return this weekend to get it again.
Other offerings include sweet breads, various types of toast, baked oatmeal, cinnamon rolls, and muffins. Coffee drinks (mochas, lattes, cappuchino, etc.) and smoothies are also available. I think I also overheard a waitress discussing a quiche of the day, which was apparently sold out by the time we arrived.
Sprizzo has a breakfast “Happy Hour” too where small Alterra coffee is only a buck Monday Through Friday. On weekends the Happy Hour shifts to Mimosas and Bloody Marys for $3 from 7:00am to 9:00am. The Alterra coffee is spectacular.
With no breakfast item costing over $5.00 Sprizzo is an extreme bargain for food this good. I have eaten similar items at restaurants in Milwaukee that cost upwards of 8-9 bucks.
I am excited to return in the evening to enjoy some great beer, appetizers, and sandwiches. It seems like this could become a great happy hour destination and once the weather improves, it will have the best outdoor dining area downtown. Also if you haven’t eaten lunch here, their sandwiches are some of the best around.
Sprizzo is located at 363 W Main St in Historic Downtown Waukesha. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and feature a full bar with wine, spirits and a killer collection of microbrews!