Dining and Drink

Brinner is the new brunch

We're more than a little excited that breakfast...

We’d never knock a good brunch. But we’re more than a little excited that eating breakfast for dinner is becoming a practice worthy of its own name: brinner.

Where to go to get a taste of brinner? The Bassett Street Brunch Club is a worthy start, offering up morning classics and not-so-traditional dishes (breakfast nachos, anyone?) from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. or later. Order a spiked horchata or boozy smoothie with your pork carnitas hash or lemon ricotta pancakes—it’s dinnertime, remember?

Short Stack Eatery keeps the breakfast-all-the-time party going, slinging five types of pancakes, plus egg scrambles, breakfast burritos and more, nonstop from Thursday morning to Sunday night.

Open until 8 p.m. on weeknights, Manna Café beckons breakfast lovers with scrambles, omelets, quiches, the beloved Collins House oatmeal pancakes and the fantasy sticky bun French toast.

Squeeze in an early brinner at Madison Sourdough; eggs Diablo, made with poached eggs, spicy gazpacho and poblano pepper vegetable relish, and French toast featuring the bakery’s own sourdough, are just two options available until 3:30 p.m.

And while Café Hollander technically stops serving breakfast at 11 a.m. on weekdays, its quinoa skillet, green torpedo omelet, quiche Lorraine and pretzel breakfast sammy have made it onto the dinner menu. Brinner for the win!

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