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“Easy and relaxing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alterra Cafe At The Lake

Alterra Cafe At The Lake
1701 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1377
414-223-4551
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Ranked #101 of 1,306 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea
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Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea
Milwaukee
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154 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Easy and relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Perfect place to enjoy coffee and light meal. Great location on the lake. Easy to get to although parking is limited. Lots of ambiance in an old pump building. Great place to bring out of town guests.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The drinks at Alterra are made with better quality then some other coffe shops. The price is a little bit more, but worth it. The food is always good as well.

Visited September 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Coffee and bakery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Located on Milwaukee's Lincoln Memorial Drive across from the Milwaukee Yacht Club and along the east side lakefront bike path, Alterra is a gathering place for many eastsiders who sit outside in the warmer months or just enjoy the quaint interior of this historic building. Parking can be a little difficult at certain times of the day and season.

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orlando
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346 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“Used to like Starbucks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Until we found an Alterra Cafe in Milwaukee. Wow, what a treat - - this cup of coffee was bold and rich, and felt as if I were wrapped in a cashmere blanket !! Not only was the coffee superior, but the choice of breakfast entrees was perfection. Actuallly, when I order oatmeal, it's only because it's good FOR me. But, this bowl of oatmeal was like a fine dessert. To me, it was a ramequin of heaven. Thick yet creamy, with brown sugar and vanilla, and chunks of cranberries and apples and the whole thing was baked. Fabulous. There were burritos and breakfast sandwiches as well. ANd there's more for lunch. When in Milwaukee, Alterra is a must stop. Starbucks could take a lesson or two here... The only downfall, at the Bayshore location, was that there are only 8 tables and a few bar stools. So, you may have to wait a few minutes; not to worry, it's so worth it.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oak Park, Illinois
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My husband and I make a special trip to Alterra whenever we're in town. Their coffee for home is just as excellent as their brew in the cafe. Peru Chirinos is my particular favorite. I love the atmosphere, food, and staff. It is definitely worth the trip.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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