Milktooth | Indianapolis, IN

Milktooth | Indianapolis, IN

It's no secret I love brunch.

milktooth | Indianapolis
milktooth | Indianapolis

The weekend comes a long and if I'm not traveling, my weekend agenda is simple... get outside with my hubs and pups and go to brunch with friends. I get up to Indianapolis fairly often to explore the city and try out new restaurants. One of the city's finest, Milktooth is possibly my favorite destination for brunch. Yes you have to wait a long time; I promise it is worth it.

This Fletcher Place hotspot has been packed since opening day in October of 2014 and shows no signs of slowing down. This is the first restaurant for Chef/Owner Jonathan Brooks and his wife Ashley, and rumor is it won't be their last. Despite offering brunch only menu is Brooks was named Food and Wine's Best Chef and Milktooth made Bon Appetit's list of America's Best New Restaurants in 2015. With these accolades, you shouldn't need more convincing to visit Milktooth but you should read on at least for some yummy pics.

I like to take my time on the weekends so even if there is an hour wait, don't get hangry. Grab a drink or coffee and a pastry after you put your name down on the list and hang out in the garden and listen out for your name.

milktooth | indianapolis
milktooth | indianapolis
milktooth | indianapolis
milktooth | indianapolis
milktooth | indianapolis
milktooth | indianapolis

Once you get settled inside or on the patio, grab another beverage. Their signature coffee drinks are really unique; my go to in the spring and summer is the Caffe Shakerado: espresso, mexican brown sugar syrup, shaken over iceOr keep it classic with a latte or cappucino.

milktooth | indianapolis
milktooth | indianapolis

Milktooth has great booze menu too; big fan of the sour rose from the Bubbles & Blood section. There are plenty of house-made cocktails, craft beer, and wine, to choose from as well.

milktooth | indianapolis
milktooth | indianapolis

For main dishes you can't go wrong. They have several mainstays like this insane grilled cheese.

milktooth | Indianapolis
milktooth | Indianapolis

cranberry walnut & raclette grilled cheese: Amelia’s bread, local cheese, black truffle honey, sunny local duck egg

If this sandwich doesn't make you a brunch believer I'm not sure what will.

I usually get something from the Of the Moment section. Like this deliciousness...

milktooth indianapolis
milktooth indianapolis

Spicy tomato sauce with a poached egg, local bread and dressed greens on top. So good it doesn't need a name.

Ok. I can't remember what they called it but who cares. How good does this look?!

If you favor the sweeter side for brunch, try the dutch baby. The flavors change with the season and they are divine.

Who's hungry?

If you're visiting Indy, check out the Alexander Hotel downtown. It's a gorgeous and affordable hotel that is within walking distance to Milktooth.

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