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Cafe at the Plaza

#180 of 1,302 Restaurants in Milwaukee
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1007 N Cass St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3374
414-272-0515
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch
Description: Located in the Plaza Hotel & Apartments.

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic breakfast

We had a fantastic breakfast here complimented by exceptionally good service and a great ambiance. All the locals kept recommending this place for breakfast and we are glad we finally took their advice. Choosing from the interesting menu turned out to be the hardest part of breakfast. I ordered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
tjb5
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Portland, Oregon
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English first
Milwaukee, WI
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

for birthdays we always pick a different spot - the service & atmosphere was great. Ordered a short stack of the lemon poppyseed pancakes to share - WONDERFUL!!!! Highly recommend ordering this. The corned beef hash was short on corned beef but lots of potatoes --- the biscuits & gravy got a good review & the pork snitzel was good.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had a fantastic breakfast here complimented by exceptionally good service and a great ambiance. All the locals kept recommending this place for breakfast and we are glad we finally took their advice. Choosing from the interesting menu turned out to be the hardest part of breakfast. I ordered baked oatmeal with apples, pecans and ginger yogurt YUMMY! I have... More 

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milwaukee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Maybe we were there at the very peak of breakfast...10:15? BUT service was soooo slow. Our food, which was very good (lemon-poppy seed pancakes with blueberry compote and smoked salmon, eggs on bagel) took over 40 minutes to get to our table. Never in that time did our waiter check back with us to report progress or lack of on... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Wanted to give this place a higher score but the staff taking orders were not very efficient. It took us longer to order than it did to have the chef prepare the food. Other than that....wonderful! Good prices.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My mom and I came here for lunch one day several weeks ago; the menu isn't very extensive, and concentrates on breakfast food. Having said that, there are a couple of stars: I happen to like smoked trout, and several dishes feature this, which are good. Also, the smoked salmon bagel is nice. Service was pretty slow, which was okay... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We met friends for late breakfast/early lunch. The seating area in the diner looked cozy but we chose the dining room due to the size of our group. Half of our group had lunch, half had breakfast. I loved the vegie benedict and hash browns. Will definitely go back.

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My husband and I had a mtg downtown and thought this looked like a quaint fun place to try for breakfast. We sat at the counter thinking it would be friendly and quicker. We had over an hour before our mtg 3 blocks away and the service was so miserable we had to have it boxed before even taking a... More 

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Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

we needed separate bills and they told us they couldn't do it. seems everything at this hotel is impossible for them to do

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We ate breakfast here both mornings. The cafe has the original counter from the 1920's and looks out on the courtyard. We had the same waitress both mornings she was great.There were plenty of food choices, good prices, good food, plus discount coupons for hotel guests. Can't beat that!

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Richfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I at a breakfast sandwich on a croissant. It was huge and I ate the whole thing. The cooked potato slices had such a unique flavor I passed them around to my entire group. All four of us agreed that it was the best way to start our day. I highly encourage everyone to eat at the Plaza Cafe for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1007 N Cass St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3374
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-272-0515

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Located in the Plaza Hotel & Apartments.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?