On an adventurous Sunday, we began by meeting a coworker of my husband’s at White dog Black Cat Cafe in downtown Green Bay for brunch. I loved brunch in Delaware, and I looked forward to a good meal at a location suggested by someone who had already introduced us to some good eats in our new city.
We arrived before the doors even opened, shortly before nine. The fact that we were greeted by a steady stream of green and yellow clad brunch-goers was a good sign. We managed to get a table since we were among the first in the door, and this was very lucky for us. The entire cafe filled up before our friend even got there. There was a butt in every seat, and this bode well for me and my first brunch experience in Wisconsin.
Like most brunch locations, White Dog Black Cat offered a variety of spiked morning beverages like Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and alcoholic coffee drinks. When we would do brunch in Delaware, we were blessed with a brunch location that did a mimosa/bloody mary bar with several flavor options. While White Dog Black Cat has some varieties available, the mimosa selection is still orange based. I decided to go with their blood orange mimosa since I’m not normally a fan of traditional orange juice.
I decided this would be my pre-game beverage for our outing to Lambeau Field for the Packers game against the Washington Redskins, and it definitely fulfilled the role. The drink itself tasted light, and it had a beautiful dark pink color in the glass. I got through two of them before we left the cafe, ready for a day in the balmy thirty-nine degree weather expected for the game.
The brunch menu alone is something special with a number of different items that appeal to everyone. My husband went for their burger known as the Rambo Burger, topped with the traditional brunch topping of fried egg. He cleaned the whole plate. This isn’t unusual for him, but I knew he enjoyed it by the sheer speed with which he demolished it.
Other than the menu,t he cafe offers a number of specials throughout the week, most of which are announced on a blackboard at the back or by your waiter.. This week, they had two different quiches available that were not on the menu, and for this reason I chose the one that most appealed to me. The waitress referred to it as a ‘bruschetta’ quiche, which was an apt description.
It arrived at the table crowned in fresh fruit and what they called cafe potatoes-- little hashbrown circles. Within the quiche crust itself was a delightful mix of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil within the eggs themselves. The mozzarella stretched forever once you found a piece of it in the quiche, and it gave the whole thing a creamy, bouncy texture for eating.
White Dog Black Cat Cafe is so far among my favorite locations to eat in Green Bay. We’ve only been here for a month, but I expect I’ll be back before too long. We certainly haven’t had bad meals in the city, but some of them are special. This was one of them. If their brunch was this good, I can only imagine what they’ve got going on the rest of the week. That alone will get me in the doors again.
You can take a look at their menu on their website or visit them on facebook to learn more. Thanks for a delicious brunch!
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