Get Real Cafe

Keepin’ it real with variety and fresh ingredients

When it comes to dining out, I love options. I don’t want so many that it makes my head swim, but I also don’t want to be left with so few that I fall into a rut. Enter Get Real Cafe in Sturgeon Bay. 

Where to go: Central Door County

Where to eat: Get Real Cafe, 43 S. Madison Ave. in Sturgeon Bay

With a focus on breakfast and lunch, Get Real Cafe’s menu features a solid lineup of morning and afternoon staples, plus daily specials – and all made with good-for-you ingredients and organic options. 

Breakfast, served 9-11 am daily, is a fun mix of tried-and-true favorites such as French toast, egg sandwiches and the house granola, as well as inventive twists on the breakfast burrito. (My pick is the Mediterranean.)

The bakery case features plenty of tempting gluten-free and vegan options. Photo from Get Real Cafe social media.

Lunch – available all day long – serves up lunch-counter favorites such as egg-salad sandwiches and tuna melts, but with a little less guilt thanks to the fresh, from-scratch ingredients. The standard menu’s vegan and vegetarian features such as the quinoa wrap and vegan Mexican burrito are so flavorful that you’ll find yourself ordering them even if that isn’t your usual diet. 

One of the recent daily specials featured two pan-fried crab cakes served on a bed of organic greens, finished with fire-roasted bell-pepper remoulade. Photo from Get Real Cafe social media.

An assortment of soups, salads, feel-good smoothies, juices made in house, tempting bakery (with gluten-free choices) and rotating grab-and-go lunches rounds out the offerings, so whether you want to enjoy a casual, dine-in meal or take it to go, Get Real Cafe gives you plenty of options to eat well – and healthfully – no matter what your day has in store for you.