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The owners of Sven's Café pride themselves on being ahead of their time—when Steve Goretzko and his business partner George Voglis began roasting in 1989, they were among the first in Wisconsin to specialize in fair-trade and organic coffee. After Sven’s Organic Coffee Company began to take off, Goretzko decided to open Sven’s Café in Bay View; eventually, he added another location in downtown Milwaukee. Goretzko hails from Berlin, and Sven’s Café has a decidedly European feel; baristas use Probot and Gothot German roasters to brew fresh java, for example. Sven’s coffee beans hail from the world over, harvested in far-flung locales including Africa, Indonesia, South America, Hawaii, and the moon. The café also serves breakfast sandwiches, paninis, salads, and soups.
624 North Water Street
Milwaukee,
WI
US
Refuge Smoothie Cafe started as a way to indulge without completely undoing healthy eating habits. The menu boasts colorful, tasty smoothies made with fruit and vegetables to satisfy sweet cravings while filling the body with healthy vitamins. House blends include smoothies packed with berries, vegetables such as kale and spinach, and herbs such as mint and basil. Guests can customize their own smoothie or slurp on coffee, tea, and fresh-squeezed juice. Refuge Smoothie Cafe also offers a selection of healthy wraps (roll-ups) and breakfast sandwiches.
763 North Plankinton Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US
Most of Wild Flour's loaves are crafted with traditional old-world European techniques, which exclude fat, oil, sugar, eggs, dairy, and preservatives and replace them with high-quality flours. Artisan favorites, such as the olive rosemary and cranberry walnut, complement any meal, while health-conscious selections such as the whole-grain flax-seed bread and the multigrain sourdough will allow nutrition-minded architects to nosh guilt free. Each of Wild Flour's four cozy stores serves hot lunch daily, with a rotating soup selection that pours the likes of Catalina chicken, cream of potato with bacon, and tomato red-pepper bisque alongside hot grilled sandwiches such as the zipper (ham, salami, provolone, tomato, onion, jalapeños, and mayo, $5.50) and the hot vegetarian (marinated eggplant, red peppers, portobello mushrooms, and pesto sauce, $4.90). Cold deli classics also sashay out of the kitchen, including egg salad ($4.90) and chicken salad ($5.50) and a wide selection of salads (starting at $3.25).
275 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US
Come to George Webb Restaurant for a sandwich and side — this eatery serves American cuisine everyone will love. No need to miss out on George Webb Restaurant just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. No need to put on airs for a trip to George Webb Restaurant — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. George Webb Restaurant patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the N Old World 3rd St location. Your bill at George Webb Restaurant will rarely go over $15, so you can really indulge! No need to sweat your schedule — the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
812 N Old World 3rd St
Milwaukee,
WI
US
Milwaukee's Ouzo Cafe's classic Greek dishes will take you back to the old world. Dieters beware — Ouzo Cafe does not offer low-fat cuisine. Drinks are also on the menu here, so diners can start the night off right. Tap into the free wireless internet at Ouzo Cafe. Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Ouzo Cafe's gorgeous patio. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Ouzo Cafe for catering. Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot. The super-affordable fare at Ouzo Cafe will definitely make your budget happy too — prices are almost always under $15.
776 N Milwaukee St
Milwaukee,
WI
US
For good eats and good times in Milwaukee, dine at Coquette Cafe. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Coquette Cafe has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at Coquette Cafe just as much as their parents do. A great space for entertaining large parties, consider reserving the private room at Coquette Cafe for your next big event. Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Coquette Cafe's seasonally available outdoor seating. Get online gratis thanks to Coquette Cafe's complimentary wifi. Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation. Or, take your food to-go. Through their catering service, Coquette Cafe can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. For no extra charge, diners can park in the connecting lot. Meals at Coquette Cafe are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person. Coquette Cafe accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
316 N Milwaukee St
Milwaukee,
WI
US
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