"We kept saying, “Why doesn’t Madison have this?!” “Madison NEEDS this!!!” as we scribbled down every detail of our menu: small, simple and everything breakfast."
This is happening during our epiphany at a no-name restaurant off the beaten cobblestone streets of Antigua, Guatemala in the summer of 2010. We shared an oversized cushion on a bench of a dark hookah bar, eating and drinking things we couldn’t pronounce. We willingly wasted 50 or so napkins as we scribbled down ideas that little did we know, would lead us to where we stand today; on the verge of opening our first restaurant. We kept saying, “Why doesn’t Madison have this?!” “Madison NEEDS this!!!” as we scribbled down every detail of our menu: small, simple and everything breakfast. Over the next three and a half years, we have gone through every detail. We wanted to give you guys the perfect breakfast anytime, day or night. We hope you like it. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Short Stack Eatery.
All of our dishes are made from scratch with fresh, organic, and local ingredients. We work with a variety of purveyors from Wisconsin to source the best products possible. We have visited factories and farms in order to understand where our food comes from and build lasting relationships with farmers in the great state of Wisconsin. We also offer tasty gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free options!
Sassy Cow Creamery Green Pasture Poultry and Sugar Maples
Jones Dairy Farm Wisco Pop
Madison Sourdough Company Miller's Baking Company
Fox Valley Berkshire Stella's Bakery
Carr Valley Cheese Boom Brother's Organic & Free-Trade Coffee
Gentle Breeze Honey Porchlight Products
So much love goes into our bloody with fresh pureed carrots, cucumbers, celery, shallots, garlic, beets, dill, red peppers, jalapenos, serranos, habaneros, and tomatoes. Mixed with a house-made pickle brine, fresh lime, lemon, and cucumber juice. A dash of spices, Tito's vodka, and a hint of agave nectar, it is the definition of freshness. Topped with a Sriracha salt-rim, a house-pickled veggie skewer, and a Miller High Life shorty.
Buttermilk Stack – $6.50
Fluffy buttermilk pancakes made from scratch and served with butter and real WI maple syrup. Short Stack: $3.99
Blueberry Stack – $7.99
Fresh blueberries folded into our buttermilk batter and served with butter and real WI maple syrup. Short Stack: $5.50
Chocolate Chip Stack – $7.99
Rich chocolate chips folded into our buttermilk batter and topped with fresh
whipped cream and chocolate chips.
Short Stack: $5.50
Sweet Potato Oatmeal Pancakes – $8.50
Spiced oatmeal cakes made with real sweet potatoes and topped with fresh strawberries and bourbon-maple mascarpone.
Short Stack: $5.99
Gluten-Free Buttermilk Stack – $9.99
Sweet and delicious buttermilk cakes served with butter and real WI maple syrup
(Make it a blueberry or chocolate chip GF stack for an additional $1.50)
Short Stack: $ 5.99
Baked Pecan Streusel French Toast – $10.99
4 pieces of Bourbon-soaked, custard-dipped, cinnamon french toast sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with whipped butter and real WI maple syrup. Small Order: $7.50
House-Made Vegan Granola $10.99
Delicious house-made vegan granola served with almond milk and fresh berries (This dish is also gluten-free). Small Order: $7.50
All of our menu items are made in-house from scratch and sourced with fresh and local ingredients.
Trio – $8.99
Pick 3 items from the following: Buttermilk Short Stack, two cage-free eggs (any style), breakfast potatoes, meat, Madison Sourdough toast, and mixed greens. Add an additional item for $1.99
Breakfast Sandwich – $9.99
One cage-free egg served over-hard with a slice of Carr Valley cheddar, two strips of Jones cherrywood smoked bacon and a slice of tomato all served on your choice of Stella’s Spicy Cheese Roll or
Miller’s Pretzel Roll. Served with your choice of breakfast potatoes, Madison Sourdough toast or fresh mixed greens.
Eggs Benedict – $10.99
A toasted biscuit topped with two cage-free eggs served over-medium, double cherrywood smoked ham, roasted asparagus and house-made sage and thyme hollandaise sauce. Served with your choice of breakfast potatoes, Madison Sourdough toast or fresh mixed greens.
Scramble – $9.99
Four cage-free egg scramble with choice of three local ingredients. Served with your choice of breakfast potatoes, Madison Sourdough toast or fresh mixed greens.
Pulled Pork and Cheesy Grits – $12.99
House BBQ, slow cooked Fox Valley pulled pork on a bed of cheesy grits.
Topped with queso fresco and pickled jalapenos and served with a piece of buttery Madison Sourdough toast.
Half Order: $8.99
Cajun Biscuits and Gravy – $8.99
Two homemade buttermilk biscuits topped with 2 cage-free eggs (any style) and smothered in spicy homemade cajun sausage gravy. Half Order: $4.99
Cheese: Carr Valley cheddar, Carr Valley pepper-jack or queso fresco
Veggies: tomato, mushroom, green pepper, onion, broccoli, spinach, black beans, pickled jalapenos
Meat: Jones Dairy ham, bacon, sausage
Substitute veggies for meat in any savory dish for no additional charge.
Try a different special each week. Ask us what’s in it- $12.95. Order on good faith- $6.95. Either way, this dish is changing weekly, you can always be braver next time.
1 Cage-free egg (any style) $.99
2 Cage-free eggs (any style) $1.99
House made biscuit $2.75
Madison Sourdough toast $2.99
Breakfast potatoes $2.99
Jones Dairy cherrywood smoked bacon $4.99
Jones Dairy sausage $3.50
Jones Dairy ham $3.99
Fresh fruit $3.99
Carr Valley three cheese grits $2.99
Mixed greens $2.99
Coffee – $2.75
Tea (Organic) – $2.50
Ginger Peach Iced Tea – 2.50
Sassy Cow Milk – Sm. $1.75 Reg. $3.50
(Skim, 2% or Chocolate)
Orange Juice – Sm. $2.99 Reg. $4.25
(Fresh Squeezed in-house)
Cranberry Juice – Sm. $1.75 Reg. $2.25
Wisco Pop – $4.50
Cherry Bomb or Ginger Brew
Coke Products – $2.50
Old-Fashioned Bottled Soda – $3.75
See soda list for options.
Old-Fashioned Soda Floats
See soda list for options. We'll make it a float with a scoop of Sassy Cow Ice Cream for an additional $1.99
Milkshakes – Sm. $3.50 Reg. $4.99
Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Banana
Make it a malt for an additional $.50