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136 E Saint Paul Avenue, Waukesha, WI
+1 262-446-1856
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Ranked #1 of 147 Restaurants in Waukesha
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Café
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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!!
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English first
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We had the prime rib panini not much meat. Flavor was good. My sister had a salad it was big and okay. Glasses were water spotted. The furniture was very worn. Stop there if you are looking for that type of atmosphere.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A friendly, family-run coffee shop, serving homemade Paninis and sweet treats. Very reasonably priced, and plenty of variety on the menu.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had lunch there today, service and food were excellent--tuna sandwich filled with chopped olives, had yummy flavors throughout the sandwich. Wonderful relaxing music. Brought home their homemade Borsch Beet soup, it was fabulous. Not sure how they were able to achieve such an excellent flavor with a vegetarian soup. Had Borsch in Poland and the Ukrane, but none compares with... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is where my daughters want to go for daddy-daughter-dates. It's where they go with their husbands/boyfriends. It's where the who's who of the area go to meet and chat and debate. You'll find politicians, Bible Studies, newlyweds, and retirees. The Turkish owners have a amazing memory for faces and preferences. You may see their family serving or others. The... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My daughter and I loved this place! We had Panini sandwiches that were awesome! Very quaint restaurant with great art on the walls. It was originally a house and it's painted fun, bright colors on the outside; you can't miss it! There are great pictures on the wall as you enter of past owners who lived in the home sitting... More 

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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102 reviews 102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Understaffed. Don't be in a hurry. Coffee would taste better with filtered water! Big coffee grinder in premises, Great homemade bakery 3rd grade art on wall is cute. Seating for 12 outside, funky bathroom door!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We came here because of the excellent rating on tripadviser. We were not disappointed. The place is a bit eclectic and has a definite urban vibe. Tables are close together and there are lots of art pieces on the walls. We each tried a different Panini and they were both very good and the smoothies were excellent.

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Additional Information about Cafe De Arts

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

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