Café Hollander – Downer Ave


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2608 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI, United States
2608 North Downer Avenue Milwaukee Wisconsin 53211 US

Belgian beers are No. 1-voted Café Hollander’s claim to fame, but the restaurant’s brew menu is 15 pages long, and is organized by beer style.

Other Locations: Café Hollander – Tosa Village

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2851 N. Oakland Ave. Milwaukee WI 0.6 mi
(414) 962-8851(414) 962-8851

Open For Lunch, Reservations Taken,

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2235 N. Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202 0.61 mi

Changes are afoot, including a menu of sandwiches, sausages and German specialties. Order a sausage platter or open-face bologna/meatloaf sandwich with your German beer.

 

I came of age when Farwell and North was a nightlife bellwether and “classy” meant going to Von Trier, the dark Germanic bar that was our refuge on finger-numbing winter nights. My UW-Milwaukee friends liked to sit at a certain table near the bar. To me, it seemed like we could never park close enough (that brutal wind!), but there was a popcorn machine and fancy hot drinks with rum or Frangelico in them. Read more…

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2499 N. Bartlett Ave. Milwaukee WI 0.62 mi

An easy little east-of-Oakland spot to roll into for apps at the bar or a more organized affair in the cozy white-tablecloth dining room. Beer dinners are becoming Tess’ claim to fame. The cozy, private garden patio makes a lovely setting for a summer night.

Related Story: A Summer at Tess

2613 E. Hampshire St. Milwaukee WI 0.62 mi

Red walls and lots of colorful canvases populate the dining room of this casual Italian a block from UW-Milwaukee. Pastas are the better choices (from a menu that includes pizzas, shrimp scampi and chicken saltimbocca). Start with an app like breaded eggplant or baked goat cheese in tomato-basil sauce.

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2211 N PROSPECT AVE. MILWAUKEE, WI 53202 0.63 mi

Colectivo is a Milwaukee-based coffee chain and coffee roaster serving coffee, breakfast, lunch and bakery.

Related Story: A Guide to Milwaukee’s Donuts

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2214 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI, United States 0.63 mi

Located on Farwell Avenue since 1947 on Milwaukee’s East Side, Ma Fischer’s is a popular restaurant open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ma Fischer’s serves Breakfast all day and also a wide variety of food.

Related Story: A Stay-Up-All-Night Milwaukee Itinerary 

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1901 E North Ave, Milwaukee, WI, United States 0.64 mi

Windows frame two sides of this utilitarian dining room, allowing light to spill onto the red patterned booths. A solid choice for breakfast, the cafe is especially friendly to the veg-loving crowd.

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2961 N. Oakland Ave. Milwaukee WI 0.66 mi

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2178 N. Prospect Ave. Milwaukee WI 0.68 mi
(414) 289-8208(414) 289-8208

Open For Lunch,

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2101 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202 0.79 mi

Warm, European-vibed spot for genuinely inspiring plant-based food and wines from naturally operated vineyards. Menu changes are frequent. Highlights include gnocchi con giardiniera, the Sicilian pizza and any of the salads.

 

The new Strange Town is the latest chapter in a journey, not strange but also not conformist, for owner Andy Noble. The DJ and musician had thought about opening an eating/drinking place, he says, but it was this space – the former Allium (2101 N. Prospect Ave., 414-885-0404) – that acted as a summons. Read more…

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