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Cafe at the Plaza

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1007 N Cass St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3374
+1 414-272-0515
07:00 - 14:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have visited a few times for breakfast and have always enjoyed the food. The staff is nice, the service is fast, and the food is delicious and plentiful. I enjoyed the surrounding area as well as the hotel and cafe decor. I would definitely return next time I'm in Milwaukee.

Thank Laura W
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a simple place for Easter Sunday breakfast/brunch. Our target was Mykonos at the corner of State and Van Buren. We were disappointed they were closed on Easter, so I checked my phone for something close and Cafe at the Plaza popped up. The counter area is wonderfully retained/restored. We were seated in the courtyard. Our meals were fantastic.... More 

Thank GianniSaint
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for a late lunch & found an interesting menu. Not the usual breakfast or lunch fare but nice combinations. Portions a little small for the price but very tasty. Service was good & it's in a nice old hotel with art deco decor.

Thank Lynne545
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on a weekend trip after perusing TripAdvisor for local breakfast places. Parking was a bit rough in the middle of a residential area but we found a spot not too far away. Had the pancakes with a side of the chive hash browns. Both were enjoyable. Good menu, great service, very pleased!

Thank DMSLproject
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I have come here multiple times and have received good service - accurate wait times etc. Went for brunch for a group of 4 and was told the wait would be 35 min, it ended up being 65 minutes. Not a big deal but would have been nice to been told a more accurate time. Service was slow as well... More 

Thank Nina O
Franklin, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I had never been to The Cafe until this week and it was wonderful! Excellent service. Great ambiance. Easy street parking. Restaurant is in a hotel and I avoided this spot as I always assumed it would be too crowded to pop in and out during my lunch hour. I underestimated how large it is and how many people they... More 

Thank Janet P
Chicago, IL
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

An art-deco restaurant with a counter, small tables, and dining room. Staff is very friendly and service great. Ate a leisurely breakfast and was not rushed. Open kitchen with chef checking orders before sending to the table. Food is hot and prepared well. Many locals as well as guests. Good menu for a small place. My wife had a Florentine... More 

Thank pop51
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This review is based on our most recent visit. Our last review states that this eatery is "the best breakfast choice" in the city. The Plaza continues to excel, and still is an outstanding breakfast/brunch choice. The food is simply delicious, whether you are eating eggs or blueberry pancakes (my favorite). Service is great...available at all times but non-intrusive. The... More 

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Madison, WI
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133 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Yummy brunch in a charming little spot! Love the 1029's deco and the lunch counter is a must see. My husband had the special French toast with peanut butter caramel glaze and apples - it was amazing. The chive hash browns are super crisp and delish!

Thank iriscin
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161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, exceptional service. Located in the Plaza Hotel, this is a favorite with locals for breakfast and lunch. In town for USA Fencing's November NAC, I stayed at the Plaza and enjoyed the food and ambiance at the Cafe. Portions are large, the food is delicious and the staff is friendly. The pumpkin pancakes are awesome!

Thank Fencin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1007 N Cass St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3374
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-272-0515
Located in the Plaza Hotel & Apartments.

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