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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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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 13
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
casual place with great service

Has an extensive menu - or you can just pick up a pastry or coffee. Very friendly wait staff. I loved the fact that many of them had obviously been with the hotel for many years and took great pride in their work.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mary23776
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Springfield, Virginia
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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Has an extensive menu - or you can just pick up a pastry or coffee. Very friendly wait staff. I loved the fact that many of them had obviously been with the hotel for many years and took great pride in their work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu with bananas foster French toast (lots of other types too), omelets, and eggs benedit with real hollandaise sauce. Service and food was great and the prices were reasonable.

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Thank Cari M
Divajetsetter
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed overnight in a tower suite, and decided to do breakfast at the in house cafe. I was surprised by the prices- it was comparable to most preferred breakfast places in the city. I had the vegetable omlette with cheddar instead of swiss and fruit, and my husband had the biscuits and gravy w/ hash browns and fruit. We... More 

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Thank DivaJetSetter
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Good food and although the service was a little slow it was very friendly and accommodating! I loved the little jams on the table, delicious selection!

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Thank Meredith L
Port Washington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Met a good friend at the Pfister cafe for lunch. It was what you would expect from The Pfister, the best possible experience. Annie is a fantastic server and always makes sure your meal is just right.

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Thank j f
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Just went in the cafe for a light lunch and the food service and ambiance was perfect . There is a nice view overlooking the street from the window tables

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Thank hilltopOxon
St. Louis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Yummy pastries, good sandwiches, cozy atmosphere - a nice spot to read the paper. The staff was also very helpful.

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Thank beachbabe1002
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is my go to place to bring out of towners...it's sophisticated with great food and service. I always have this on my list for a special occasion.

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Thank purplehotgirl
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Everytime we stay at the Pfister Hotel it is our number one choice to eat at the Cafe. We enjoy the coffee and the convenience as well the service. The food is perfect every time. This place is where I actually ate Belgium Waffles for the first time. My kids like it better than room service.

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Thank sharlisa
Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The Pfister is classic Milwaukee, and dining at the Cafe is no different. You can order anything on the menu, or tons of stuff that isn't. If they mess up your food, they'll fix it right away. The environment is nice, and you'll often see dignitaries and pro athletes dining during their stay in the city. It's not trendy, but... More 

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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
  • Good for: Families with children

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
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 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?