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Sven's European Cafe

$$ - $$$
Bay View
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2699 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-2153
+1 414-483-2233
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:30 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I met my mother and our son for a light Sunday evenning meal. Good food, good service and reasonable prices. And quiet enough so we could have good conversation. What more could you ask?

Thank Robert H
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

LOVE my local coffee/tea shop. The atmosphere is quaint wether your visiting or need workspace. I always sit on the comfy couch in front near the huge plants, makes me feel like I'm hanging out at a friends. The coffee being Fair Trade is a HUGE bonus in my opinion. The teas are available for purchase by the ounce as... More 

Thank Torus T
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I adore this cafe. The food and desserts are as excellent as the coffee, or teas. Wonderful for warm or cold weather, sit outside or in the cozy mismatched furniture. Breakfast anytime of day, delicious soups served with crusty bread and butter.

Thank BananaBoat2016
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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147 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

I remember when this spot was a gas station but for decades now it's been a comfortable cafe featuring breakfast and lunch items and every non-alcoholic beverage you could desire. We stopped for lunch - but my husband decided on the bagel with bacon and cheese breakfast item (served all day). I chose with a hot veggie melt and a... More 

Thank TheWuch
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I love, love Sven's Cafe, especially in the winter months. The dark wood interior make the place feel warm and cozy. The windows face south, so you can soak up the winter sun. There are plenty of spacious tables where you can spread out and get work done. The sandwiches are served warm with plenty of melted cheese. Yummy. Also,... More 

Thank Wendy W
Wendell, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

I loved this place. In fact, even though I was staying at the Sheraton Brookline, some 15 minutes away, I came here three times during my stay two weeks ago. A great place to get away from the hubbub of a conference. I'm a coffee house addict and travel a bit. This is my kind of place. I did NOT... More 

Thank freweeln
Waterloo, New York
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200 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

I find the coffee here to be a bit winey, perhaps it is the beans they use, and I am one of the rare people who doesn't care for that particular flavor. The staff is nice and the food is good, plus the decor is tasteful and the atmosphere conducive to studying, working, or relaxing.

Thank TravelinRobT
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

My first trip to Sven's. The aroma's were alluring. The food selections were terrific. Coffee selections- even better! I have to compliment the staff. They were helpful, knowledgeable, kind and friendly. I will definitely be back.

1 Thank Sammyemma
Bay view
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Great place to get a coffee drink or cup of tea, free wi-fi, good music playing, friendly staff. Breakfast sandwiches are terrific, lunch sandwiches are terrific, soups are terrific, if you still have room the desserts (cakes) are great. Bottom line - a nice place to sit and relax, indoor and outdoor seating.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Sven's has a good variety of coffee-based drinks, tea and similar - all the things you'd expect from an indy coffeehouse. They also have a reasonably varied brunch/lunch menu that is tasty if a bit expensive, as well as great locally made pastries. The wifi is sometimes a little unreliable (I once had to fix it myself because the staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
07:30 - 19:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2699 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-2153
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Bay View
  • Neighbourhood: Bay View
  • Phone Number: +1 414-483-2233

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