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136 East Saint Paul Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53188
+1 262-446-1856
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6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: Cafe De Arts Roastery was established in 2009 as a family owned and...
Cafe De Arts Roastery was established in 2009 as a family owned and operated European coffee house and micro-roastery, roasting all of our coffee on site, and is located in the beautiful historic downtown Waukesha, WI. Along with being a micro-roaster, our European-style coffee house offers several other wonderful items of enjoyment. Come in a savor one of our authentic European pastries made with real imported ingredients. Enjoy one of our five types of Panini sandwiches, made with hearty Ciabatta bread, you won't leave hungry!!
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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great coffee place

This place is really warm, welcoming, and has great coffee and food. I've only eaten lunch there, but everything was super fresh and healthy. They have grilled sandwiches like tomato cheese, delicious homemade soups (fresh, without filler, like butternut squash soup) and fresh field greens salads... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Dousman, Wisconsin USA
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We went for lunch and the sandwich I had was great but it only comes with potato chips. A nice little salad, maybe a pasta salad or fruit salad or greens, would have been nice on the plate to round out the meal.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is really warm, welcoming, and has great coffee and food. I've only eaten lunch there, but everything was super fresh and healthy. They have grilled sandwiches like tomato cheese, delicious homemade soups (fresh, without filler, like butternut squash soup) and fresh field greens salads with nuts and fruits and homemade dressings - no soggy iceberg here. There also... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went for brunch and I ordered veggie salad while hubby ordered his fav sunny side up. Yummy food and would love to go there any time!!

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Waukesha
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went here for the first time last fall when I was looking for a local place to eat and meet with a couple of friends. This unique, local establishment was just the ticket. Great service and atmosphere. The food was good, and though I didn't have the coffee, those in my group that did enjoyed it immensely. This is... More 

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Waukesha
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The atmosphere is funky, casual. The coffee, roasted onsite, is unsurpassed. Arrive early on a weekend and you may be treated to live music. Stay for lunch and enjoy a wide selection of salads, soup, and sandwiches. I'm a weekday lunch regular, but Cafe' is a hot spot for the Saturday breakfast crowd, especially during warmer months. Stop in for... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've always had a good cup of coffee here but, being married to a French teacher, the glaring error in the name always jumps out at me. It should either be "Café d'Art" or "Café des Arts"...or so I'm told. Still a nice place to go to though, regardless of any grammatical errors!

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is by far my favorite breakfast/brunch stop. The people who own and work here are generous in spirit. The food is always sooo good and such a good value! You really cannot go wrong with anything you order, it's fresh, delicious comes with sides of salad and fresh fruit so it also feels healthy! Coffees are always great!! Visit... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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92 reviews 92 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you are tired of the "typical" restaurant, try Café De Arts. The food is tasty and hardly "usual". This family run café treats everyone with smiles and a gentleness that can be rare in other locations. Café de Arts is one of my favorite places to have a slow meal or long coffee with a friend. The Mediterranean Breakfast... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This has become my favorite coffee spot in Waukesha. The food has always been fresh, the service is incredibly friends and what gets better than coffee roasted on sight. We've been here for breakfast and lunch, both have been very good. I'd highly recommend that anyone driving by the "purple building" in Waukesha stop in and give it a try.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

quaint little coffee shop, good, FRESH food, the owners are wonderfully friendly and the baklava is above average.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 136 East Saint Paul Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53188
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waukesha
  • Phone Number: +1 262-446-1856

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Description

Cafe De Arts Roastery was established in 2009 as a family owned and operated European coffee house and micro-roastery, roasting all of our coffee on site, and is located in the beautiful historic downtown Waukesha, WI. Along with being a micro-roaster, our European-style coffee house offers several other wonderful items of enjoyment. Come in a savor one of our authentic European pastries made with real imported ingredients. Enjoy one of our five types of Panini sandwiches, made with hearty Ciabatta bread, you won't leave hungry!!
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?