We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alterra Cafe-Foundry - CLOSED

170 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1403
+1 414-765-9873
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
3 May 2015
“Great day for a Hot Chocolate!”
24 Jul 2014
“Great Coffee served in an old a pumping station”
Restaurant Hours Closed
170 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1403
All Details
Reviews (9)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Love their hot chocolate! For an extra zip, add some cinnamon. To me it is the best hot chocolate around. The ambiance is really neat, too. I wish I could go there everyday. btw: Checkout the baked oatmeal. It is delicious, warms the tummy and...More

Thank KathyB29
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Great coffee and danish plus other items served in a unique building. The location is just off lake michigan and it has a very loyal following. I almost always go here upon arriving at the airport to chill out. I am never disappointed in the...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Alterra has come a long way from their start as a coffee cart and each of their cafes is beautifully thought out and a relaxing place to enjoy coffee and food with family or friends.

Thank Joseph F
Reviewed 16 April 2013

They offer top-notch breakfast items ranging from bakery to sandwiches which are quite inexpensive for as good as they are. Alterra has the best coffee in Milwaukee, bar none.

Thank dww1212
Reviewed 15 February 2013

We stopped in for a drink late in the afternoon. I ordered a decaf espresso and my husband ordered decaf brewed coffee. The espresso was inedible. It was incredibly sour. I took one sip and went up to the counter to get a glass of...More

Thank Victoria M
Reviewed 7 February 2013

It's a nice break from the starbucks/caribou's of the world! I'm probably going to stop by again the next time I'm in Milwaukee! Need to try out the pastries!

Thank marct22
Reviewed 23 January 2013

A fellopw traveler reccomended this place to me. I have to say, that they provided me with friendly service and a great cup of coffee. Not waterly, it was just right!

Thank Agga11
Reviewed 26 July 2012

We had coffee and breakfast here at the end of our 3 day weekend, and it was somewhat underwhelming. We actually had coffee here on Saturday as well, which was OK, but the latte's and breakfast sandwich we had on Monday were just OK. For...More

Thank Fussytrvler
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Coffee (bold) is the elixir of life and this place definitely knows how to feed my addiction. Willingly would forego the Starbucks in the lobby of my hotel each morning to head over to the Alterra in the Warehouse District. Great, quirky place with seating...More

1  Thank NatashaMichigan
Nearby Restaurants
The Purple Door
131 reviews
.18 km away
Morel Restaurant
85 reviews
.37 km away
Colectivo Coffee
96 reviews
.01 km away
Zak's Cafe
105 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Harley-Davidson Museum
2,361 reviews
.53 km away
Indulgence Chocolatiers
45 reviews
.20 km away
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
5 reviews
.39 km away
Artasia Gallery
9 reviews
.34 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1403
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-765-9873
This is a specific location for Alterra Cafe's that has not previously been reviewed
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing