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Sprizzo's French Toast – With or Without the Blueberries

Gregg Wandsneider shares his take on one of his favorite breakfast spots: Sprizzo Gallery Caffe' and its blueberry French toast.

has a lot of things going for it with open mic every Friday night, live music every other Saturday night, the Bloody Mary bar every Sunday, a new location and new hours. The list goes on and on.

I have been a Sprizzo patron long before they moved to their new location on 363 W. Main St. in the heart of downtown Waukesha.  I know the owners Karla and Jeff Harper, and most of the staff by name.  I’ve never had a complaint with any of their sandwiches that I’ve tried, but then again, people ask if I ever complain about any food that I eat.

In addition to the great sandwich, salad and appetizer options, they also, as of the move to the new location in 2009, have added breakfast fare. I can admit to not yet trying the baked oatmeal or many of their quiches.

One of the breakfast dishes that I’ve absolutely fallen in love with is their blueberry baked French toast.  The name of a very popular country music group would describe this entrée quite well, “Big and Rich,” so be prepared if you are going to order it. However, if you have a sweet tooth like me, it might just be the perfect breakfast treat.

Now, when you order it, your server will not ask you if you’d like a piece of bacon or sausage on the side. Believe me, you won’t need it either. You can be assured though that your meal will be delivered directly from the oven to your table to warm your heart on a cool day.  As your beverage, consider trying my favorite Sprizzo drink a Chai latte, either hot or iced, or a glass of orange juice.

So, what makes the French toast fabulous are all the fresh blueberries on top as well as the glaze. This also is what makes it so rich.  Wait, who put the cheese in my French toast?  Mary Lou from Sprizzo tells me that it is cream cheese that is layered inside the toast itself. An orange slice is put on the side for garnish, which usually means I eat it.  If you are picky, like a certain Waukesha Patch editor who bought me breakfast, you can be what I call a “French toast snob” and ask for your blueberries on the side.

Sprizzo serves the French toast as well as other breakfast items until 11 a.m. daily. To view their full menu, you can access their website at sprizzo.net.  Sprizzo also has an outdoor, gated seating area. In the nicer months, you can enjoy your French toast with a friend outside.  When you go, tell them the blind guy sent you.

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