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Cafe At the Pfister

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424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4436 (Jefferson)
+1 414-273-8222
06:00 - 14:00
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They provided great coffee choices and all the staff were very friendly. The service was fast for take-away or dinning in the café.

Thank Scott T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many choices that were all described deliciously. Those my husband and I sampled were scrumptious! The menu also includes Gluten-free items.

Thank Christine S
Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the better eggs benedict ever, and also quite a good frittata. Once we were seated (30 minute wait, but can't really complain, it was Christmas Day), service was very friendly and quite efficient...can't complain. A bit pricey, but worth it.

Thank jaz79h
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A great place for breakfast - everything you could possibly want and very friendly staff. The Starbucks at the entrance is an added bonus!

Thank NEHotelie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

A perfect places for a breakfast. Its amazing how normal things that you eat everyday can look and taste so much better done it the right way. great ambient too

Thank Ljupco D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Our dining there was very nice, comfortable, and delicious food. We had their breakfast both times visiting, and the servers were excellent, attentive, and very kind. The value was pretty good and the meals were very well-prepared, their presentation was nice, and delicious.

Thank Eric R
Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were staying at the Pfister for a wedding and had a late breakfast at the Cafe. We were seated quickly and the wait staff was a lot of fun but professional. I had the breakfast special of strawberry waffles and my wife opted for the lunch soup special. Both were very good and reasonably priced for the quantity and... More 

Thank as3dgfad6
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Embedded in the historic Pfister Hotel, the Cafe gives you covered parking (for a fee) n the garage during inclement weather. The cafe is spacious, bright and has a nicely appointed decor. Ample menu with ample serving sizes, and always well-prepared dishes. Convenient for a quick meal alone, or a business meeting over coffee or breakfast.

Thank richardj100
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This cafe is a great place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It has a full breakfast menu and service is fast. There is a good selection of baked goods all day. It serves Starbucks coffee but can't accept Starbucks cards as payment.

Thank 60742Traveler
Greendale, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have enjoyed dining at the Cafe at the Pfister for more than 25 years. The food has remained consistently good, the service is excellent, and the staff is very friendly. This is not a "fancy restaurant," but is very nice, is convenient, and is a good place to meet others for lunch.

Thank SteveT6029677454

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Cafe
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4436
  • Public Transportation: Public Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-273-8222
Whether a quick meeting over coffee, a power breakfast or business luncheon, or a good hearty family dinner, we offer a varied menu from Starbucks favorites, traditional breakfast items to homemade soups, seasonal salads as well as delicious low-carb and heart-healthy options.

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