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Old Milwaukee Cafe & Dessert

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3102 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
+1 253-761-2602
06:00 - 14:00
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Olympia, WA
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

My son and I have wanted to have b'fast here for a couple of months, but have never been able to get our hours matched up. This is a small (7 table) café on 6th Ave in Tacoma. We went on a Friday morning and were to able to get a seat within 5 minutes. I had a blueberry pancake... More 

Thank mjfoster
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I seek out mom and pop diners and this one is at the top of my list, a breakfast to remember, excellent coffee, homemade scones, tasty hash browns, I left with expectations surpassed, thanks to Pat and her husband for being at this location for 19 years! A testament to your passion for delivering great food.

Thank jenniferwirth
University Place, Washington
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148 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We've passed by this place for years and this morning we decided to try it. We both had the cafe scrambles and the portions were large with loads of fresh veggies. Two downsides to this place: very small maybe seats 20 people max so the wait to get in problematic &; consequently the wait for the food would be longer... More 

Thank jackiebr63
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Wow, we were truly amazed at the quality of food. Just as good as if we were home. Priced right, superior quality of food. Yes, you may have to wait for a table to free up for obvious reasons. Everyone who dines here knows what a treat they are in for. We ate

Thank Bobby C
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

found this place by accident.. maybe 12 tables at a push.. help yourself to hot sauce.. fab service from Pat.. food was great.. but do not come here if you are in a hurry!!

Thank oznola26
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

My daughters and I received a recommendation from a Washingtonite about the food here. We arrived around 830am crossing our fingers that the line wouldn't be too long. Because I wanted some "home made" food. We waited for about 15minutes. We were told in advance that its literally the cook and the waiter(host) and it was. So, I took it... More 

Thank BrandyMaye
Spokane, Washington
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

i have eaten here two times now. the first time I arrived very early and had their "scramlette) with Blue Beard coffee. Food was good, home-made with generous portions. Not cheap. This place defines the term "Mom and Pop". it literally is the cook and the server. the second time, I took a guest. The place only seats around 20... More 

Thank sodajerk123
Buckley, Washington
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Plain and simple, no reliance on excessive spices, etc. The ingredients alone provided all the flavor necessary. As for the negative comments: there's a sign stating the facts of good cooking in a small kitchen.

Thank JohnBike6719
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Awesome food! Don't miss this place for a delicious meal at a reasonable price for your dining experience. Thursday, Friday and Saturday are good days for dinner, dancing and singing!

Thank davidbevis
Erie, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

We waited 30 minutes to be seated, and then another hour to have our food served. We both ordered french toast with a side of sausage. Last I checked, the directions for french toast were to soak it in an egg-milk mixture momentarily, and then cook for a few minutes. Pretty much every breakfast place on the planet, of all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3102 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-761-2602

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?