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(almost) every sunday, we go out for breakfast somewhere in this grand city, sometimes even leaving the borders of madison to smaller, more quaint communities. we’ve tried many a buffet; starting with the nau-ti gal a number of years ago. the spread is good… and they have chocolate chip cookie dough! but for $15 (and then tack on the $5 bloody, $1.30 coffee, and some weird .5% village tax) it’s bordering on not being worth the drive. we soon branched out to other buffets, coachmen’s golf resort, the esbma, madison concourse, and most recently, the orpheum lobby. we have yet to try the edgewater because they don’t start serving until 11, and i’m usually ready to break my fast around 9.
all in all, the best buffet for your buck is the madison concourse—dayton street cafe. it’s got the most food, one free bloody, mimosa or champagne and coffee or juice.. all for $17. that seems steep, i know, but it’s a lot of food. and you won’t need to eat for the rest of the day.