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Zak's Cafe

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231 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1412
+1 414-271-5555
07:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Mon 07:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little find. We hadn't booked and the place was buzzing and obviously really popular but we only had to wait 15 mins for a table outside. Drinks arrived promptly- blood orange mimosa for me, spicy Bloody Mary with beer chaser for my husband. We waited a while for our food to arrive but we were really enjoying the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch with a friend on Monday. Service was fast. Food was great and the prices weren't bad either. They serve breakfast until 3pm each day so that's a plus. Would definitely go back.

Thank wise_cinderella
Milwaukee, WI
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Recently had a great brunch here and then returned for lunch a couple weeks later. They have a great brunch menu as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. SUPER bloody Mary's. Seating doesn't seem to be a problem during the week but expect a wait for brunch on the week-end. They do not take reservations. We had very pleasant... More 

Thank Jane A
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124 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this place for their vibe and also for the freshness of the food that was served. Great ambiance, great service, excellent food. I'd be a regular here if I lived in the area. This place is an excellent choice if you're looking for breakfast or lunch.

Thank John R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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139 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

One of the pioneering restaurants in a newly redeveloping area in Milwaukee. Good food and a laid back, fun atmosphere. Been there a few times, never disappointed.

Thank C E
Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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242 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Wow what a great find! Comfortable cozy, cafe in a convenient location Walkers Point officially but actually about 2 seconds from the Third Ward! Large lower level with outdoor seating. Upstairs level as well offers a different perspective. So for the food the bacon was amazing it was thick and delicious and well-cooked the sausage was like something you'd get... More 

Thank Jeanne V
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We came to town for a wedding and had breakfast which was phenomenal. Stuffed French toast with Wisconsin syrup! Great coffee and great staff

Thank VegasIrish
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The salmon po boy was a piece of unseasoned salmon a giant piece of lettuce, lots of red onion and a tasteless tomato slice. No sauce, no mayo, no seasoning, no taste. The waiter stood so far to the right of the table I had to turn around to give him my order. Art on the wall looks like a... More 

Thank D8120KJmaryf
Peoria, Illinois
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch during bicycle ride to lakefront Oak Leaf Trail. Great food. I had eggs Benedict with avocado and roasted red peppers while my GF had the Potobella sandwich with a side spinach salad. Both very good --- even iced tea was very good. Would recommend

Thank covingtonal
Milwaukee, WI
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Went last Sunday for Brunch. This is good place - nice atmosphere. Solid food choices, good bar, and attentive service. A good place to remember when search for a good brunch place. We'll be back

Thank Randy E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1412
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-5555
I ate there last week and they told us they have been open one year

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