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Cafe At the Pfister

#118 of 1,429 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
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424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4436 (Jefferson)
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414-273-8222
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
tasty food, good service

good selection of food for a lunch time visit. 3 picky kids, non-picky husband and I all liked what we ordered. Waitress was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
ellemar24
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Monroe, Wisconsin
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  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Service was slow; food tasty nonetheless. Hostess appeared to be "lost" with all the guests wanting to dine.

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Monroe, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

good selection of food for a lunch time visit. 3 picky kids, non-picky husband and I all liked what we ordered. Waitress was excellent.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The hotel is great. The food was good but the service was pretty average. Nothing great. A little pricey but its a hotel so that is expected.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I visited Pfister Café with a friend on our lunch hour. In the past, we have had some difficulty getting in and out of the place in an our, but not this time. Our server was excellent. She was very attentive and brought our check soon after our meal. We both ordered the cobb salad and it was really very... More 

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Service and food, elegant and tasty in that order. The BEST Sunday brunch in the city of Milwaukee. Also served at one of the VERY BEST Hotels in the Midwest. Just around the corner from the Hotel Metro

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usa
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Pfister is probably the best place to stay in downtown Milwaukee and the cafe is good for more casual food. The Mason Street Grill is highly recommended for dinner.

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Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This was a convenient place to grab some coffee, a sandwich or a snack. They have a nice little place to read the newspaper and a tv for your news convenience.

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Kansas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The young ladies dispensing coffees at the counter were fast and friendly. We came here twice and felt like regulars on our second visit.

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Northport, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Comfortable, pretty, with good food. One exception - the morning coffee was bitter and cold. Friendly service. Also can order from lobby lounge off an abbreviated menu.

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Aptos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Being in the Hotel, I always appreciate a restaurant where I can get a good breakfast quickly with an efficient and friendly staff. It was a great way to start the day.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4436
    (Jefferson)
  • Public Transportation: Public Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 414-273-8222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 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?