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Simple Cafe

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2124 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1115
+1 414-271-2124
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best Eggs Benedict and mac n cheese dishes I've had in a long time. The simple potatoes are simply amazing. Utterly fantastic!

Thank Amanda G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

This Farwell Avenue breakfast and lunch spot serves such an amazing array of healthy choices that I truly wish it would expand its menu and hours to offer dinner. They would be so awesome if the bar they have set is followed. Having said that, I am content to feast here whenever I can. It can host large group and... More 

Thank timjstark
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

4 of us went for lunch. The restaurant was bright, modern, and fun looking. The chicken pesto sandwich had so much flavor. The vegetable and goat cheese frittata as well as the trout BLT was enjoyed by all who tasted it. The service was just right. Not sure what more I can say, but I'd definitely go back.

Thank cityreview
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This eatery has been consistently excellent on multiple visits. The menu has seasonal specials which take advantage of fresh produce and other items. Breakfast options are delicious and ample-bring a big appetite. The egg dishes are particularly good. The service is excellent. Overall, one of the best options for breakfast or lunch in the Milwaukee area.

Thank Doc A
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Breakfast and lunch only. Absolutely fresh ingredients with many very unique options, like common breakfast items from other countries. Gets busy so go early, especially on weekends. Good for families, has kids option that is good rather than typical stuff. No booze, so don't go if you want a bloody mary!

Thank IvanMilwaukee
Lawrence, Kansas
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I have been to the Simple Cafe on the north side of Milwaukee twice and their restaurant in Lake Geneva once. I think that their egg dishes are very creative and they offer a tremendous variety. I highly recommend their egg dishes. I am not nearly as fond of their pancakes or waffles - they are fairly ordinary and nothing... More 

Thank DBW1962
Riverbank, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Found this restaurant on last day in Milwaukee. Great breakfast and menu for other meals looked just as good. Farm to table as they use locally grown products! Staff friendly. Wish we had discovered this restaurant earlier in our trip to Milwaukee! Try it- I think you'll enjoy it!!

Thank kiddfan
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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301 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We have eaten here multiple times. Service is always great - especially from Kayla. Menu changes seasonally which makes it even more enjoyable. We typically try to get there before 9:30 and rarely have to wait. The tables turn over fast and they can accommodate large groups as well. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Ann W
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We stumbled across the Simple Café while visiting Milwaukee. The food was fantastically delicious at reasonable prices. The place was very clean, painted in bright, happy colors. And the staff was extremely friendly and professional. Added bonus: If you watch the show Agents of Shield, one of the servers very much resembles Chloe Bennet, including the half-smirk smile.

Thank sjp246travel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Walked up from lakefront on the city streets on a hot summer morning. Got right in and seated got seats at the counter - which is the place to be if you want some contact with the locals who work at a place. Restaurant was cool, clean, modern. Eloy fixed us up with a large, delicious omelet made quickly in... 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 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2124 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1115
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-2124

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