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Riverwest Co-Op Cafe

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733 E. Clarke St, Milwaukee, WI 53212
+1 414-264-7933
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

I love the sandwiches that they make! Employees are always happy to see you, even when they are busy. Only problem I have is that time estimates for pick up orders are wildly variable, sometimes 15 minutes is 10 sometimes it's 35, not generally a big deal, but can be a pain if you are in a hurry. That small... More 

Thank DeeJay K
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I keep coming back and never get tired of the tried and true flavors offered here. I can't get enough of all the options and the only complaint is that the space is to small for when the whole family comes along.

Thank gr8tkidz
Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I was really craving some vegan food during my long weekend in Milwaukee, and this place was a total save. I had the kale salad and potato salad, along with a kale smoothie. Everything was delicious. Oh, the vegan chocolate chip cookies are unreal. I bought 6 in two days and all my friends were begging for more. I love... More 

Thank lomigirl
Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Expect a very, very small restaurant. Inside seating for about 8-10 people. Outdoor seating (front sidewalk) available. The food will surprise you- it is great quality and relatively fast. Great healthy menu. Many interesting options- my black bean burrito w/sweet potato was perfect. Clean, funky, hippie, healthy, quaint, laid back, friendly all describe this place. The attached grocery is fun... More 

Thank Steve H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

None of the pretension of health food. Just good folks cooking up great tasting food for a reasonable price. Very neighborly, amazing diversity. Very Riverwest.

Thank George330
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We were so happy we made the trip out to this cozy, middle of the neighborhood, veg-friendly cafe! It made the mid-west feel like eating at home (in LA). I'm also a huge fan of cafe/store combo and an even bigger fan of the co-op model. The Riverwest Co-op truly exemplified how a co-op works when a patron walked up... More 

Thank Marina A. S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very tasty veggie meals served at the 5 tables in the side-room off of the crunchy-granola co-op grocery. The 2-3 people behind the counter - and a good number of the customers have as much inked art on their bodies (along with multiple piercings and vintage/second-hand inspired clothing) as there is art on the walls from local artists. I've always... More 

Thank Craig A
Detroit, Michigan
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Hit the spot on a late morning. The food is warm, delicious and it was made fresh and fast. The place is very small though, only seating 4-5 groups/pair of people. the store next door is nice too. probably would not bring your whole family here, but a couples breakfast is ideal. the people were also super friendly. would come... More 

Thank Annichi22
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

Best. Blueberry. Pancakes. Ever. Good selection of mostly organic foods. Atmosphere welcoming to anyone

Thank Jef1010
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

The Co-Op Cafe offers so much amazing vegan food, and they always have daily specials. Sometimes they mess up the orders, but I forgive them. Most of them are volunteers! Go for brunch, the french toast and pancakes are insane!

Thank tendollarwine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Vegetarian, Healthy, Vegan, Soups
Restaurant features
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 733 E. Clarke St, Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-264-7933
The Riverwest Co-op Cafe opened in 2004 next to the store in what used to be the building's garage. We serve what we're confident is the best vegan and vegetarian food in town. The Cafe is open 7 am to 9 pm Monday through Friday and and 8 am to 9 pm on weekends. Outdoor seating is available when the weather is good.

The Cafe menu is vegan/vegetarian made-to-order sandwiches, soups, desserts, and smoothies, using organic and locally grown produce whenever possible. A rotating selection of freshly-made vegan and vegetarian bakery and desserts are also featured. Our cooks takes great pride in using predominantly local, organic and small company produced ingredients.

We now serve our full breakfast menu every morning with extended brunch hours on the weekends: 7 am until 11 am on weekdays and 8 am until 2 pm on the weekends. A limited version of our brunch menu can also be order at the Riverwest Public House from 11 am to 2 pm on weekends.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?