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“One of the best breakfasts in Milwaukee”
Review of The National

The National
Ranked #148 of 1,571 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

Every aspect of the meal was perfect, from the homemade jams to the coffee, the vegetarian options- everything.

Thank DaisyJaneIowa
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Although this little cafe has been open 5 years, I never noticed it before, but I will be back. Ordering is done at the counter, and your completed salads, sandwiches, home made chips, and drinks are brought to the table. Lunchtime on a week day was surprisingly busy, but tables turned over quickly. Artisan bread and veggie sandwich were terrific as was my daughter's wrap. I wish I had left more room for dessert as the chocolate concoction was delicious. I would expect this cafe to be in a tonier neighborhood. A greener view and Outdoor seating would be a great addition. The National is special. (Also offers catering service which I will use for our next family lunch)

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Thank Siampayne
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

My daughter (15) and I dined at The National for our first time yesterday for a Sunday breakfast, and we were wowed! Chef Nell and her staff are amazing - the menu screems imagination and originality, and the executioin is flawless! I admired Nell's work at Thirst & Vine in Shorewood, and now thank my lucky stars that my palate will continue to be graced by her exquisite creations.

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Thank ChrisFromWisconsin
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Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Good variety. Tasty food. I was surprised that they had gluten free options. Pleasant atmosphere and staff.

Thank Joy S
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stopped on Saturday afternoon. The decor was artsy local cafe. The food was, to put it simply, amazing!

I had the ahi tuna sandwich. My wife had the french toast-wich. Both were an explosion of flavor in small package. Both were well presented with cut fruit.

The place is a bit pricey; we got out of there with $25 for two, a can of coke was $1.50. But good restaurants need to make back their investment in good ingredients, and boy was it worth it. This is a "Come back to." The food is great, they care about local suppliers, not too crowded, with a fun twist on regular favorites.

Foodies, it's seriously worth checking out.

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Thank JHWHood
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