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Cafe Hollander
Belgian Restaurant$$
Today 8AM–12AM
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2608 N Downer Ave Milwaukee, WI 53211
2608 North Downer AvenueUSWisconsinMilwaukee53211
$$Belgian Restaurant, Bar
Belgian Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Brunch Restaurant
European Restaurant
Today 8AM–12AM
Thursday 8AM–12AMFriday 8AM–1AMSaturday 8AM–1AMSunday 8AM–12AMMonday 8AM–12AMTuesday 8AM–12AMWednesday 8AM–12AM
European-style grand cafe with over 100 unique Belgian biers, serving from breakfast through late-night every day. Winner - Best Brunch, Best Fries, Best Bar Food, Best Beer List, Best Outdoor Dining.
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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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Ry Penniman
3 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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Katie Cao
3 months ago
Ordered a quiche and a sandwhich.... FOUND THE SAME KIND OF HAIR IN BOTH It would have been fine if the food was replaced and taken off the bill, but the waitress wasn't able to find a manager and asked us what we even wanted from the situation, which put us in an extremely awkward position. Ended up striking the bill for the quiche and the sandwhich, but we were still made to pay for the rest of the food, which we were too disgusted to eat. Left on an empty stomach.
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YD Kim
5 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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Harry M
a month ago
Their mini burgers are the only thing resembling a burger that I've eaten in the States. Kudos.
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Konrad Von Hochstaden
2 weeks 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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Kamal Gupta
4 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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Kyle Geissler
4 weeks ago
Reminds us of Belgium. Awesome beer menu and great ambiance.
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Kymberlee Rosen
2 months ago
Good food and service but a bit pricey for a sandwich and a beer


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