The Three Faces of Le Rêve Patisserie & Café
Patrick Murphy fell in love with French cuisine without even leaving American soil. In fact, he barely left the Midwest. Ever since his apprenticeship with award-winning chef Sanford D'Amato, Patrick's been dedicated to crafting French cuisine with gigs at Coquette Cafe in Milwaukee and Café Boulud in New York City. At Le Rêve, he draws on those experiences, using seasonal ingredients to craft his own take on French classics. Cooking for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, he whips up everything from crepes with mushroom, gruyère, and basted egg to pan-bagnat sandwiches with grilled chicken and roasted-caper aioli.
Ganaches and Grains
For Carol Deptolla of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "It's not a trip to Le Rêve without one of the intricate pastries for dessert." Pastry chef Abelardo Guadarrama whips up these sweet treats, which range from tarts filled with housemade caramel sauce and chocolate ganache to gluten- and nut-free options such as crème brûlée. Along with housemade breads and croissants, daily and seasonal desserts fill the tempting glass display inside Le Rêve's dining room.
Chic Bistro Vibe
"Milwaukee, rolled in a sweet topping of Paris chic." That's how Milwaukee Magazine describes Le Rêve's interior, which aptly mirrors the two geographic influences of Chef Patrick. A former bank, the more than 100-year-old building sports classic café touches such as a terrazzo floor, exposed brick, and leather banquettes. To top it off, bartenders serve wine, spirits, and cocktails from behind a zinc-topped bar, which supplies 700% of your daily zinc intake with just one quick lick.
Simma's Bakery has been a Milwaukee staple for 30 years, and its decadent desserts have shared more laughter and tears than a soap opera about birthday clowns. The mom-and-pop shop was founded by Simma Yundov, a woman who immigrated with her husband and two children to the United States from Russia in 1979. She built the bakery from the ground up, making a name for herself and touching the lives of countless people. After her death more than a decade ago, Simma's daughter carried on her mother's work and recently passed the brûlée torch to Mark and Peggy Carollo, who, Veil magazine, have years of experience in the family-run bakery business. Today, the walls are covered with awards and recognitions—tributes to Simma's legacy. The bakery was named one of the The Knot's Best of Weddings 2013 vendors, a top Wedding Cake Designer in the Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee 2012 awards, and has been a winner or finalist in CityVoter's Best Cakes category for six years running. The shop has also been voted the Best Place to Satisfy
Your Sweet Tooth in 2012 by both the editors and readers of M magazine.
In 1988, Auntie Anne's founders Anne and Jonas Beiler purchased a Pennsylvania farmers' market stand, where they experimented with dough until they created a pretzel that seemed to strike the perfect chord with their customers. Today, at their more than 1,600 locations worldwide, the pretzel makers still hand roll the original recipe but have added to the menu with inventive options, such as the pepperoni pretzel and eight signature dipping sauces. The team constantly explores new uses for the pretzel dough, such as wrapping it around hot dogs, slicing it into bite-size nuggets. To transform the snack into a meal, they accompany it with specialty drinks, including frozen-lemonade drinks.
When not twisting dough, Auntie Anne's team partners with the national charitable organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raises funds to fight childhood cancer. They also reach out to the community through fundraising opportunities.
Find your favorite morning staple at Bruegger's, a delicious bagel spot too good to pass up.
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
For comfortable outdoor service, Bruegger's sets up a seasonal patio.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Bruegger's' guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Bruegger's as well.
At Bruegger's, free parking is offered on the whole block.
Commute by bike to Bruegger's and find easy bike parking.
Bruegger's is just the bagel spot you've been waiting for, so let the carbo-loading begin!
For more than 25 years, Cold Stone Creamery has served up the finest, freshest ice cream, cakes, smoothies, shakes, and frappés using the highest quality ingredients and their signature process of preparing custom ice cream using twin spatulas on a frozen granite stone.
Cold Stone began their business of customers happy under the hot Arizona sun, eventually spreading its frosty fingers to encompass more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Despite the size of the company, each location’s singing and enthusiastic crew members keep up the handcrafted quality, providing customers with a getaway from their everyday routines by making ice cream onsite and using those signature spatulas to create delicious pointillist art against the freezer wall.
Fill up on fare from Lucky Bakery & BBQ and get a taste of the West Allis neighborhood.
With parking onsite, it's easier to get straight to our delicious food.
Frugal foodies will especially love the prices at Lucky Bakery & BBQ, with a meal typically hovering under the $15 mark.