Pilora’s Cafe is a cozy little restaurant, and it’s always busy. If you’re there on the weekend you’ll probably have a wait, but it’s worth it. You can order coffee, or even their own specialty kombucha while you wait for a seat.
The coffee is wonderful, they use Milwaukee’s own Colectivo coffee. You can’t go wrong with a latte.
One of my favorite parts about eating at Pilora’s Cafe is each meal comes with a specialty salad, you can choose, but honestly, you have to go for the glazed grapes (grapes glazed in yogurt topped with pecans.) There’s something so magical about this sweet little combination, the creamy grapes and the pecan crunch.
If you’re looking for something sweet for brunch order the bread pudding ($10 french toast casserole with caramel, toasted pecans and whipped cream.) Sometimes brunch is the perfect excuse to eat dessert for breakfast.
If you’re looking for something savory my favorite is the beef hash ($12 – Cheesy hash browns with seasoned beef, red onion, Wisconsin cheddar and feta served with eggs, wheat toast, and homemade jam) the food is piled high, there are so many cheesy hashbrown under there. I’m normally not a huge fan of feta, but it compliments the flavor well. The seasoned beef and the cheese makes this a perfectly savory dish. If you want my advice, take your best friend order the beef hash and the bread pudding and share, savory and sweet, perfect for brunch…and let’s be honest, hangovers.
They have a more diverse menu than that. I love that their eggs benedict is served with scrambled eggs, Hollandaise, and crispy toast points. AJ had the special which had turkey and hot sauce added, the hot sauce worked with the Hollandaise perfectly to create a really bold flavor.
This is one of my favorite brunch places, but honestly I have a few. I love brunch. If I had unlimited funds and calories didn’t matter I would go out for brunch every day.
If you’re in Oshkosh make sure to head to Pilora’s Cafe, 910 N Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54901.