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Beans & Barley Market and Cafe

1901 E North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1125
+1 414-278-7800
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (25 reviews)
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Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1901 E North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1125
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1 - 10 of 161 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've been coming here for 20 years! Always a delicious and healthy meal. Today I'm having the tofu scrambler and my husband is having blueberry pancakes. After we always shop in the store for unique items like the giant sesame cookie or a decomposition notebook!

Thank Judith M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Beans and Barley this morning to meet four friends. I love this place and it's the first place I think of when looking to meet someone for breakfast although it's the first place my brother wants to go when he comes to...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We eat at Beans on Sundays for breakfast and are always very happy with the service and food. I often order the tofu scrambler and my husband orders challah French toast or the farmers omelet. There is typically something your child will find on the...More

Thank Flipafink
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I love to come here for lunch and breakfast dates. During the week, it's a nice place to eat dinner and grade papers at the bar.

Thank Courtnie K
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Breakfast quiche of the day served with potatoes and fruit was tasty and nicely served. Coffee was strong as we like it. Comfy place to meet up with friends. The eclectic mix of goods sold in the store were very interesting. We purchased olive oil....More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 8 February 2017

What's not to love about Beans & Barley? Great food, great staff, and you almost always run into a friend or make a new friend while shopping, or dining at the counter. Great selection of natural foods, and non meat alternatives. I had been purchasing...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We have visited this stalwart of the East Side of Milwaukee many times. The appealing aspects of Beans are varied: Amazing food, fair prices, wonderful servers, cool vibe, great deli and market (while you are waiting for a table or need take away meals), options...More

Thank timjstark
Reviewed 27 November 2016

When you walk in and are greeted with a food market, you have to venture into the restaurant to get the vibe that a lot of locals must like this place, because there could be a short wait. Totally worth it. Our server was a...More

Thank GoneAgain02
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

It's a deli, restaurant and small market with fresh produce. The restaurant borders on heath food with sprouts on most everything. Our lunches were healthy and organic as well as delicious. Service was prompt and waitress was immensely helpful. We enjoyed ourselves and were late...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We dallied in the attached grocery store which had some unusual items (scented soap from Provence, artsy nail clippers) and was a pleasant place to be while waiting a half-hour for a table. Once seated for lunch, the atmosphere was amiable and friendly with sunlight...More

Thank shawnschey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 E North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1125
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-278-7800
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