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Cafe Hollander
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2608 N Downer Ave Milwaukee, WI 53211
2608 North Downer AvenueUSWisconsinMilwaukee53211
$$Cafe, Bar
Belgian Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Brunch Restaurant
European Restaurant
Today 8AM–12AM
Friday 8AM–12AMSaturday 8AM–12AMSunday 8AM–12AMMonday 8AM–12AMTuesday 8AM–12AMWednesday 8AM–12AMThursday 8AM–12AM
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Belgian beers & comfort food in a bi-level European cafe decorated with vintage bikes.- Google
"The best alcoholic root beer float, ever!"
"This is one of my favorite places to go for a Sunday brunch."
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David Huwiler
a week ago
Excellent food, unusual dishes, and a good selection of vegan/vegetarian options. The beer menu is one of the most extensive that I've ever seen. Ambiance is college/casual with a bicycle theme--a bit loud if you are planning conversation, but pleasant and relaxed. Highly recommended.
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Mathew Braun
a month ago
The atmosphere, servive, food selection, and beer selection make Cafe Hollander a true gem. Their burgers are fantastic, and their Belgian beer selection is on point. If you want a Qwak, come here!
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Nathaniel Fostan
a month ago
Same exact food as Cafe Benelux. Food is alright, but a bit pricy. Staff can be hit or miss
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Kamal Gupta
6 months ago
One of my favorite places. Great, unique food. Large selection of beers. The Bloody Marys are awesome. Our family comes here for weekend brunch and love it.
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Konrad Von Hochstaden
2 months ago
Excellent in every way. Wonderful atmosphere inside and outside. Warm dark woods and pleasant music. Seating upstairs, by the windows, at the bar, on the sidewalk or on the patio. Very clean and smelled wonderful. Service was prompt, professional and friendly. No Food is not that expensive considering local prices and the high quality of ingredients and creative preparation. It is hard to find places that serve fresh ground prime hamburger and are also willing to cook it to only medium rare. (You have to make sure you trust the cleanliness of the place to avoid food poisoning. I always check the bathrooms to see how clean they are. Only if they are spotless will I order medium rare ground meat.) Everything was prepared wonderfully and delicious. Highly recommend!
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Ry Penniman
5 months ago
Delicious food, great drinks and nice atmosphere. Really something for everyone here. The food and drinks are so amazing they completely make up for the hit or miss service. Don't get me wrong, everyone here is super friendly, I've just had a couple space cadet situations happen. The bartenders are usually working much harder than the rest of the wait staff. All things considered though, this place is am east side gem.
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Annastasia Galante
a week ago
Really delicious little gem we found while traveling. Great food & service. Seriously the staff was really friendly!
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YD Kim
7 months ago
Food: I had waffles with a side order of bacon. Both were essentially a bit tasteless. Waffles were competently cooked but lacked in taste, I HAD to use the overly sugary pecan butter with syrup to make it edible. The Glass o Bacon was good in texture but had very little taste - tasted the candied part of it plus a bit of pepper but what happened to the bacon taste? Service: I have mixed feelings about the service, but in the end, it was good overall. I got my food, not much else on drink refills or offers to, but got my check accurately - a very good thing considering there were 12 people, each of us with our own food and separate checks. Plus our waitress took care of one of my acquaintances when she discovered egg shells in her eggs Benedict - our waitress gave her a heavily discounted check for the shells. Bravo! Misc: Place seemed nice albeit crowded. Bathrooms are in the back and fairly clean. We initially attempted a reservation for a party of 12, and they could not guarantee such a large group, but this can be sorted out by 2 groups of 6 NEAR each other. Problem solved! The bunch of us went to Cafe Hollander for brunch, but they seem to have a good menu of other sandwiches and stuff, so its worth another try. Plus they do have beer and mixed drinks too.
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