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1701 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1377
(414) 223-4551
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Landmark close to the lake, very relaxed hip atmosphere. Awesome indoor and outdoor seating. They just have started serving microbrew Good strong coffees

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Thank Matt111
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Awesome location right across the street from the lake. Alot to see and do. As far as the cafe goes the coffee is great and there is a nice selection of pastries and sandwiches.

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Thank Gerald G
Mequon
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

During the summer, you can enjoy great live music, by a local band! It is amazing to get a seat and drink either the wine you brought from home, beer sold by the cafe or just any of their drinks!! You better get there on time or bring your chair!! It is very popular!!!! Love it!!!

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Thank idalarcon
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Great place...the baked oatmeal is awesome...beautiful building and great place to relax and read or people watch. Quick service.

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Thank Julie G
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Has great coffee, food, desserts, atmosphere. Mixture of students and nonstudents. Can be very very busy...long line. Awesome building structure...old Water Flushing Plant. Worth a visit.

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Thank MNTrek930
De Pere, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We stopped by for coffee and breakfast before leaving the city, the location is refreshing and we enjoyed fresh brewed coffee and wonderful selection of breakfast sandwiches and bakery fresh and hot!

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Thank LiveLoveLaLaLa4ever
Dudley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I love this cafe. The food is great, I can highly recommend the Oat Raisin Cookies and Avocado BLT. Try a Chai Shake too. It's not on the menu but do ask. It is good to sit, eat and watch the world go by.

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Thank Carol M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I love coffee not straight but with lots of sweet stuff. Vanilla and caramel are best. Alterra has great coffee. The atmosphere with the location being an old pump station and across from Lake Michigan is wonderful. The drawback is you must have time to kill because the wait times are awful.

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Thank Darlene H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

This has become my regular morning coffee stop! I used to be a Starbucks regular, but one try of their coffee and I can never go back! I absolutely love the atmosphere and will plan to be back often!

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Thank MKEliving
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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532 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We stop here for coffee and breakfast whenever we are visiting Milwaukee. The interior is very rustic. The coffee is pretty decent. The food is excellent. Not a huge selection, but everything is great. The oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts EVER.

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Thank AndyB5542

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1377
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: (414) 223-4551

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