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Cafe At the Pfister

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424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4436 (Jefferson)
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+1 414-273-8222
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Today
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Whether a quick meeting over coffee, a power breakfast or business...
Whether a quick meeting over coffee, a power breakfast or business luncheon, or a good hearty family dinner, we offer a varied menu from Starbucks favorites, traditional breakfast items to homemade soups, seasonal salads as well as delicious low-carb and heart-healthy options.
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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 31
    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
food was wonderful

Neat place to sit and people watch. The Pfizer is amazing! the food was wonderful- truffle fries were awesome. Pricey but worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Joanie B
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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, United States
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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Neat place to sit and people watch. The Pfizer is amazing! the food was wonderful- truffle fries were awesome. Pricey but worth it!

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Dover, Delaware
4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We enjoyed the cafe. It was downstairs with east access to the main lobby. The staff were professional and courteous. We especially enjoyed the breakfast. There pancakes are delicious. The coffee was fresh, hot and strong (the way I like it). The cafe was clean, which is important to our family.

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Inverness, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Starbucks coffee, but does not take Starbucks card. For a quick breakfast it is fine as the items are limited. Good service, very nice people in the Cafe.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

food and family get together - what could be better! their food was quite reasonable and served quite elegantly and we all had so much to talk about we weren't rushed through. the wait staff could not have been nicer!

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Ocoee, Florida
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The service is as warm as the fresh pastries (with locally sourced cheeses), quiches and rich brew of coffee. Loved this place enough to not need to eat breakfast anywhere else when in Milwaukee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Classic, elegant, historic hotel, favored by Presidents, dignitaries, and visitors from all walks of life. Even if you never have occasion to stay overnight at the Pfister, find a reason to have breakfast or dinner at Mason Street, or simply have a morning cup of coffee or a late evening beverage by the fireplace. Well worth it.

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Bloomington, IN
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The meal was outstanding. My meal included corn beef hash with pieces of brisket, 2 eggs over easy, hash browns, and toasted rye bread with select jams, all for less than 11 dollars. The taste of the meals was absolutely outstanding and the service couldn't be better. There is something about midwestern hospitality -you get buckets of it here. People... More 

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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208 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It's a who's who of milwaukee restaurants . Many movers and shakers are here in the morning for great food and a nice way to start the business day.

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Yankton, South Dakota, United States
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Additional Information about Cafe At the Pfister

Address: 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4436
Phone Number: +1 414-273-8222
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American

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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: +1 414-273-8222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Whether a quick meeting over coffee, a power breakfast or business luncheon, or a good hearty family dinner, we offer a varied menu from Starbucks favorites, traditional breakfast items to homemade soups, seasonal salads as well as delicious low-carb and heart-healthy options.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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