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Cafe at the Plaza

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1007 N Cass St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3374
+1 414-272-0515
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have come here multiple times and have received good service - accurate wait times etc. Went for brunch for a group of 4 and was told the wait would be 35 min, it ended up being 65 minutes. Not a big deal but would have been nice to been told a more accurate time. Service was slow as well... More 

Thank Nina O
Franklin, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

I had never been to The Cafe until this week and it was wonderful! Excellent service. Great ambiance. Easy street parking. Restaurant is in a hotel and I avoided this spot as I always assumed it would be too crowded to pop in and out during my lunch hour. I underestimated how large it is and how many people they... More 

Thank Janet P
Chicago, IL
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

An art-deco restaurant with a counter, small tables, and dining room. Staff is very friendly and service great. Ate a leisurely breakfast and was not rushed. Open kitchen with chef checking orders before sending to the table. Food is hot and prepared well. Many locals as well as guests. Good menu for a small place. My wife had a Florentine... More 

Thank pop51
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

This review is based on our most recent visit. Our last review states that this eatery is "the best breakfast choice" in the city. The Plaza continues to excel, and still is an outstanding breakfast/brunch choice. The food is simply delicious, whether you are eating eggs or blueberry pancakes (my favorite). Service is great...available at all times but non-intrusive. The... More 

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Madison, WI
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133 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Yummy brunch in a charming little spot! Love the 1029's deco and the lunch counter is a must see. My husband had the special French toast with peanut butter caramel glaze and apples - it was amazing. The chive hash browns are super crisp and delish!

Thank iriscin
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152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Great food, exceptional service. Located in the Plaza Hotel, this is a favorite with locals for breakfast and lunch. In town for USA Fencing's November NAC, I stayed at the Plaza and enjoyed the food and ambiance at the Cafe. Portions are large, the food is delicious and the staff is friendly. The pumpkin pancakes are awesome!

Thank Fencin
Madison, Wisconsin
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164 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

We didn't stay at this hotel, but when County Clare wasn't open for breakfast they recommended the Café. The café space is well-appointed, quiet and sophisticated. All three of us thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast entrée. I went for the seasonal special of pumpkin pancakes with lingonberry compote. To die for! The breakfast sandwich and hash combo were also proclaimed to... More 

Thank JAP1952
Woodstock, GA, United States
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

The breakfast selection was very nice and yummy. Where can you get pierogies for breakfast. German sausage was delish. If you want something different for breakfast, this is the place!

Thank Maureen & Cecil D
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

great old school classic look ,food,and service great . you can spend relaxed quality time here over that second cup of coffee ,enjoying the un- rushed atomosphere .2 thumbs up !

Thank Daniel B
San Antonio, Texas
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

variety of menu options for breakfast. generous portions, especially the hash browns (same portion as omelette). short order diner prices.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1007 N Cass St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3374
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-272-0515
Located in the Plaza Hotel & Apartments.

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