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“Lesser Known Milwaukee Brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe at the Plaza

Cafe at the Plaza
Ranked #86 of 1,504 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Located in the Plaza Hotel & Apartments.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lesser Known Milwaukee Brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

I love coming here for breakfast/brunch on the weekends as it's one of the easier crowds to handle for Milwaukee brunch destinations. The counter is a quaint, fun place to sit. I've sometimes experienced strangely slow or inattentive service when sitting at a table, but the food is very good. My boyfriend says it's one of the best breakfast burritos he's had. I love the Art Deco atmosphere and although the menu is on the smaller side, everything I've had has been delicious!

  • Visited January 2014
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Chicago, IL
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“Great breakfast spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Good atmosphere, great food, fast service, friendly relaxed staff in a cool setting. What more could you want in a breakfast?

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank donnchacarroll
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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast & Great Ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Great breakfast at an affordable price in a wonderful environment. Plaza Scrambler is great. Loved the Art Deco decor. Great service. Wanted to check out the patio but weather wasn't cooperating. Would think "hotel cafe" prices would be much higher. Can't wait to go back and try some of the other breakfast options.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Carmen H
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“The Coolest cafe you'll see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This cafe is set between the two brick towers of the Plaza Hotel in a secluded courtyard. The brick walls are entirely with grapevines that stretch 4 stories high. The food is great breakfast or brunch food. My family enjoys our meals here every year.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Brent B
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Milwaukee
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast for Trust Funders and Wealthy Pensioners”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

It had been several years since our last vist - winter, and a chance to see the hopping business on a summertime Saturday morning. We had seats at the counter and service was slower than expected. Simply remarkable what that tiny kitchen turns out in breakfast fare that is eclectic and by no means bargin priced.

Our basic eggs, chive hashbrowns, and turkey sausage patties breakfasts didn't even include toast ($0.50 extra) for the otherworldly $8.00 price. Portion size was ample and everthing tasted great, I just don't get pricing that is a 50% premium over most comparable breakfast fare in the MIlwaukee area. Our total bill, which included a single coffee and a water was pushing a dinner bill at Applebee's.

If your visiting the MIlwaukee area and are seeking memorable breakfast fare and ambience, this is the place. If you are local and just seeking the usual breafast sustenence, stay away unless you've just got a big raise or won the lottery because there isn't a breakfast entree (including oatmeal) on the menu for under $8.00.

  • Visited July 2013
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