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Cafe De Arts

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136 East Saint Paul Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53188
+1 262-446-1856
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I met a friend for lunch to catch up. We enjoyed our sandwiches and were not rushed to leave. We were able to linger and chat over an extra cup of coffee. I love giving my money to small family run businesses. Cafe De Arts is a great location.

Thank 144debrag
Milwaukee, United States
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice stop on Sunday morning or a quick pop in before work on a Monday. Everyone is so friendly. One day we had our coffee outside and the waitress came outside to see if we needed anything else. Plus I love the lamps above the bar.

Thank Erin G
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am embarrassed to say that I have only been here about 4 times but only because of the hours I keep. Owner, staff (I believe staff is his better half) and atmosphere are very friendly and comfortable. The owner is a very personable family man and genuinely kind. Menu is limited but is delicious and is quality. The picture... More 

Thank Robert H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hard to beat when it comes to coffee and pastries. And lets not leave out the warm welcome you get from all the staff.

Thank Ariel B
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The yogurt n fruit plate is absolutely amazing. This is very nice place with wonderful atmosphere and fabulous offerings.

Thank Spartina320
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The warm welcoming hospitality that is given to each person who comes into Iham and Gulgan's coffee house make the delicious food served there an even more special treat...Where else can you get a delicious cup of coffee show beans were roasted the preceding Wednesday and ground to your order the day you make your purchase? But the owner, his... More 

Thank waukeshagloria
Sunbury, Ohio
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126 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

We ate at Cafe De Arts and the food was ok, when we first got our soup it was Luke warm so we sent it back. The service was outstanding I just wish the food was as good.

Thank PoliSciGuy24
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

They roast their own coffee in house. We have been going there since they opened. Everything they serve is good. Family run business so be patient - it is not fast food.

1 Thank Elaine W
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We tried Cafe De Arts for the first time recently. I had the Prime Rib Panini and their own robust coffee and my son had the Art of the Veggie and a Latte. The prime rib was good but quite small, served with a pickle and the chips were nothing special, just out of the bag. We did not realize... More 

Thank Bruce H
Bay View, WI
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This restaurant is so good, every. single. time. The people are so nice. The coffee is fresh roasted and amazing. Do yourself a favor and go to this restaurant, get a comfy chair, sit in the sunshine and sip on some amazing coffee. You will be glad you did.

1 Thank martyb200

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 East Saint Paul Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53188
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waukesha
  • Phone Number: +1 262-446-1856
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?