Brunch-all-day spot on the ground floor of the Hampton Inn, with floor-to-ceiling windows, a bar and a U-shaped diner counter. Indulgence is in almost every entree, but accompany whatever you get with the excellent horchata latte. Other picks: the fried chicken and biscuit, the shrimp and grits, or, for a stab at self-control, the butternut and blue salad. There's a long list of hair-of-the-dog cocktails as well. $4-$16.
Bassett Street Brunch Club
444 W. Johnson St., Madison, Wisconsin 53703
7 am-10 pm Mon.-Wed., 7 am-midnight Thurs.-Fri., 8 am- midnight Sat., 8 am-10 pm Sun.