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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 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 07:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Gurnee, Illinois
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

One of the few places we could find to accommodate our large group of 12 and we were not disappointed. Specialty infused vodka Bloody Marys were great, blood orange mimosa was delicious. Our server Katie was fantastic. Food outstanding. Excellent variety in the menu with both savory and sweet choices. Highly recommend the breakfast burrito, special French toast and the... More 

Thank Teri K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Went in on a friday around lunch time, sat at the bar where no one else was. Food was pretty good but took at least 20 minutes to come out, felt that was a little long. Bloody was good, nothing too special but expensive. Would I go back, probably, but with other options in the area, probably not, it was... More 

Thank Eddie S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Excellent brunch! I had the quiche with fruit, and my friend had eggs benedict with potatoes. Our experience was great from the start. Our waiter, Scott, did a great job and the food was very, very good. We'll definitely be back!

Thank Meg N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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

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