Speckled Hen Inn


Breakfast at The Speckled Hen Inn

Abundant, fresh, local and seasonal describe the breakfast offerings at The Speckled Hen Inn. Each day we start your day off right with a three or four-course farm to table breakfast, and in the summer months, straight from our gardens!   Breakfast is served at 8:30 or 9:30 and for 6 or fewer guests, breakfast may be served at 8:30, 9 or 9:30 so that everyone can enjoy breakfast together.   You can also request a brown bag breakfast to go to get ahead of the crowds at The Dane County Farmer’s Market.   Breakfast is served in the larger dining room or in the cozy library in view of the pasture.   For an additional $30, you can also enjoy a catered breakfast in your room in the two suites and, in the warmer seasons, your breakfast can be served on the private balcony of the Starkweather Creek Room.

Breakfasts begin with your choice of chilled juices accompanied by steaming hot beverages. Guests choose from locally roasted coffee, or our wide collection of fine teas.

The first course served is usually fresh seasonal fruit which may be accompanied by homemade pastry or breads.  Breakfast entrees feature fresh eggs from the Inn’s own hens, Wisconsin cheeses, and fresh veggies and herbs, often from the Inn’s own gardens.   The morning breakfast salads and unique creations fresh from the garden get rave reviews.   Entrees are often accompanied by sausage, maple syrup glazed bacon, or vegetarian links or patties.  We always finish with a homemade sorbet or our newest creation, frozen fruit bark.

We take pride in our ability to accommodate guests with food allergies and dietary restrictions. Please just let us know what your special needs are when you make your reservation.

Sample Summer Harvest Menu

Fresh from our gardens and orchards


Grape Sorbet for Desert

Homemade Raspberry Sorbet for Dessert

Poached Pears with blueberries
Zucchini Bruschetta
Sundried Tomato Sausage Quiche
Tri-Potatoes with Carmelized Onions
A Rainbow of Fresh Fruit

Raspberry Sorbet