The staff at Frooties solves the problem of finding healthy food on the go with vitamin-packed smoothies, freshly blended fruit juices, and bubble teas all made to order. With its customers’ ease in mind, the business uses innovations in the way orders are placed, such as self-serve options and an app customers can use at home or in the office so orders are ready for pickup.
During a visit to a gelato café in Darmstadt, Germany, the proprietors of La Coppa met two second-generation gelato masters, Italians Alfredo and Maurizio, who dreamed of bringing distinctive gelato to American shores. This dream was fulfilled through La Coppa Artisan Gelato, where dessert artisans craft more than 40 of Alfredo and Maurizio’s sweet, silky creations. They make each batch of creamy gelato and fat-free sorbet onsite using fresh fruits, all-natural ingredients, and original recipes. These artisans top their artistic dessert creations—such as the gelato spaghetti—with snickers bars, ladyfingers, tiramisu, and made-to-order waffles. To keep their guests full and energized, friendly staff members craft cappuccinos and lattes from their own custom blend of locally roasted coffee beans. Customers who can't decide between caffeine and frozen treats can combine both with latte infusions or affogato. Latte infusions steam milk and gelato together to create a unique flavor and texture, while hot espresso tops gelato in affogato drinks.
Art Bar, called a "Painter's Paradise" by Urban Milwaukee magazine, isn't your typical watering hole. In its enchanting interior, hundreds of soda bottle caps create an argyle pattern on pillars, wine corks stud an oval-shaped bar, and paint-by-number pieces—depicting everything from horses to the Virgin Mary—plaster a wall.
The kitschy aesthetic offers a glimpse into the creative mind of owner Don Krause. Krause left his former career as an interior designer for Ethan Allen to brave the trials of opening a bar in Riverwest. And he did it his way: His joint pours more than 40 microbrews by night and Alterra coffee by day in a space adorned with the rotating creations of local artists. The beer lineup includes seasonal brews from Bell’s, Founders, Lakefront, and New Glarus, as well as “mystery beers” served for three bucks cloaked in a crumpled brown bag—the way Wisconsin dignitaries drink. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel describes the venue as “a feast for all senses” and “one of the hottest spots in Riverwest,” thanks in part to its comedy, musical, or artistic events.
The baristas at The Java Train brew up chalices of soul-bolstering coffee and prepare a menu of edible sidekicks, including pastries, sandwiches, homemade soups, and ice cream. Espresso, which has been scientifically proven to increase energy levels and the frequency of foam mustaches, awakens morning senses in a bevy of incarnations, such as cappuccinos, café mochas, or lattes ($2.99 for a 12 oz.; $3.79 for a 16 oz.). Breakfast sandwiches ($3.99 each) layer meat, eggs, and cheese on english muffins or bagels to muffle morning stomach grumbles, and signature sandwich creations ($6.95 each), such as the Roundhouse—a succulent amalgamation of horseradish-slathered roast beef, avocado, and red pepper bookended by tomato-herb focaccia bread, fulfill lunch quotas during midafternoon breaks. Conclude coffee conversations and food-based meals with scoops of ice cream in a cup or cone ($1.59 for a single; $2.29 for a double). The Java Train provides free WiFi for computer-equipped patrons to enjoy between sips, chews, and caffeine-induced yodels.
Loacated in the heart of Historic Brady Street, the warm and homey "Brewed Cafe" invites you to relax with excellent quality coffee (roasted by our good friends at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company) and array of delicious foods ranging from homemade bakery to our signature vegetarian chili, sandwiches and spreads.
Let tea become a new safe place to let your humanity glow like a burning pile of old National Geographic magazines. The East Brady Street coffee and tea house offers more than 70 teas by the cup, pot, or ounce, with green, black, scented black, white, periwinkle, herbal, jasmine, and oolong teas priced by their degrees of rarity. House teas, such as the mountain huckleberry or Japanese sencha, go for $1.75 a cup, while $2.75 will put a steaming cup of one of the rare selections, like the organic white plum berry, into your tired hands. Extra-rare offerings, such as the white silver needles tea, go for $3.75 a cup, and all teas are available by the ounce for home-brewed delight. If coffee is what you crave, Rochambo's selection of more than a dozen syrupy sweeteners are on hand to flavor any coffee (starting at $1.40 for a small mug) or espresso ($2.40 and up) concoction, while its specialty coffee creations—including a Summer Sun Latte with honey, butterscotch, and caramel ($3.95), or the Almond Joy mocha, infused with almond and coconut ($3.95)—tempt palates in need of a buzz. Booze-infused specialty coffee drinks, such as the Mood Ring, with Crater Lake hazelnut espresso vodka, Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liqueur, and a dollop of whipped cream ($6), make for a soothing treat any time before the clock strikes midnight, when Rochambo closes its night-owl-friendly shop every night.