Bassett Street Brunch Club Review



The Toastest with the Mostest with scrambled eggs and mixed greens from Bassett Street Brunch Club.

Hannah Dotzler, Copy Editor

For my birthday lunch this year, I decided I wanted to go somewhere I had never been before. I also knew that I wanted brunch because who doesn’t love a good weekend brunch?! I went online and browsed lists of Madison’s best brunch restaurants, and almost every website ranked a place by the name of Bassett Street Brunch Club in the top 10. So, I knew I had to try it.

After doing a bit of research, I discovered that Bassett Street Brunch Club is a part of the Food Fight group. According to their website, Food Fight is a restaurant group in the Madison area founded by Monty Schiro. One of my favorite restaurants, Monty’s Blue Plate Diner, just so happens to also be a part of this group. Knowing this, I immediately got my hopes up.

Bassett Street Brunch Club is located in downtown Madison, on the corner of West Johnson Street and Bassett Street (obviously). I thought this was the perfect spot, as it is in the heart of Madison and close to so many other shops, restaurants and attractions (including State Street).

As soon as I entered the restaurant, I loved the atmosphere. It was small but cozy. Bassett Street Brunch Club is also doing their part to be COVID-safe, as they are currently not handing out physical menus but instead giving customers free Wi-Fi and a link to the online menu. I thought this was a great idea to keep everyone extra safe.

The menu is quite large, which I appreciated, and everything on it sounded so good. All their meals are brunch-y, and the menu separates the sweet and savory dishes for convenience. I am a vegetarian, and I was very pleased to see that they had plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. I also noticed they had some gluten-free meals as well. So, their menu is sure to have something for virtually everyone!

They also have a whole drink section with even more yummy options to choose from. It includes so many different types of coffee and tea drinks. They serve Colectivo coffee, which just happens to be one of my favorites! I ended up getting the Horchata Latte, and I was not disappointed! It was actually one of the best lattes I’ve had in a long time. It was so sweet, creamy, cinnamon-y and just downright delicious. Also, Bassett Street Brunch Club also has a bar with beers, cocktails and mimosas.

As for food, I eventually settled on the Toastest with the Mostest, which was a fancy version of avocado toast. It was made with thick-cut eight-grain bread, creamy avocado, corn and black bean salsa, queso fresco, pickled red onion and cilantro. It tasted 10 times better than the avocado toast I make at home, and I have been craving it since I tried it. It was so good and put such a fun and flavorful twist on classic avocado toast. On the side, I got scrambled eggs and mixed greens, which were also very tasty (and again, tasted so much better than the ones I make at home!).

For those with sweet tooths, Bassett Street Brunch Club also sells homemade donuts. I tried the chocolate hazelnut, and it was incredible. It tasted so fresh, and the bread was unbelievably cake-y and dense.

Bassett Street Brunch Club is, dare I say, PERFECT! It is located right in the middle of downtown Madison, has such a warm atmosphere, and serves some of the best breakfast foods and drinks I have ever tasted. Better yet, they have so many different options for everyone! If you haven’t been there, I certainly suggest you give them a try for your next weekend brunch outing!