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The Cafe

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509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2001
+1 414-271-7250
06:30 - 11:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 11:00
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 12:00
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We have found The Cafe to be the best breakfast option in the area of the convention center. We have always gotten the continental buffet, which is plenty of food. It is a bit pricey, but what is expected downtown. The quality is outstanding. Fresh pastries, hot oatmeal with toppings, and even smoked salmon make this a real treat. All... More 

Thank wecanoe
Batavia, New York
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Ate at the Cafe and had the breakfast buffet, which was delicious. Food was hot and fresh and there was a large variety of choices. Service was a bit slow.

Thank dands238
New Orleans, Louisiana
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315 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Enjoyed the tasty buffet, knowing food later might be sparse. Well worth the $17.00. Coffee was good, as was the omelet. Highly recommend.

Thank harmsenom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were looking for a quick but tasty breakfast so we opted for the buffet. The selection was great and the omelet station was excellent! The food was well prepared not like some buffets. The price, $17.00, was more than worth it. Recommend to all.

Thank Amanda L
Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Food we ordered was delivered straight to our room and it was so delicious! We ordered room service at least 3 days out of the five days we stayed at the Hilton and everytime the food and service was excellent!

Thank Lucinda R
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I ate breakfast here two times and enjoyed the breakfast buffet. The price is $16, a little pricey, but comparable to other hotels. Depending on your level in Hilton Honors, you get a $12 discount. Omelettes are made to order and a vast selection of other breakfast items; all beverages are included.

Thank van222
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Nice cafe with a very good breakfast menu and a fairly large buffet with a lot of options. A bit pricey for what you get, but very convenient if you are in the hotel. The food was good and they are generous with the coffee, giving you a pot for your table and refilling it as needed. When we visited... More 

Thank UrbanaProf
Kansas City, Missouri
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181 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is a GREAT breakfast bar! It is a little pricey at $17pp, but to be in a hotel of this caliber makes things okay. The selection is plenty, and the taste was REALLY great! Did I mention they will make you an omelette, pancakes, or waffle. Our server was very attentive. There was a little difficulty with the host... More 

Thank CBR0107
Sugar Grove IL
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I have stayed at the Hilton several times but never ate at the Cafe. My husband and I didn't feel like leaving the hotel for breakfast on our last visit and were very happy with our decision. The buffet has everything you could possibly want for breakfast. They even offer omelets made to order. Fresh fruit, juices and even an... More 

Thank Renee0123
Searcy, Arkansas
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

It was wonderful with a great selection. Maricela was my waitress. She was friendly and a delight to visit with.she took great care of me.all of this and a smile.

Thank Aspenshark

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 12:00
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2001
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-7250

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