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Zak's Cafe

231 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1412
+1 414-271-5555
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (9 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1412
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We eat here quite often and are always very happy with the service and the food . Both are spot on. They do a great job! Highly recommend

Thank lovestotravel1992
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We all had fish & it was really good & not greasy & not over-portioned. Great service too! They even turned down the air conditioning so we didn't have to wear jackets. The owner was super nice & stopped by to say hello & thank...More

1  Thank KatKeegan
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Cute, quaint little cafe. It was a short walk from our hotel, Iron Horse. They sent us to Zak's. Food was great, service was great, nice art all over the place. I'd love to go back for lunch!

Thank HildysGang
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived before 10 am requesting a table for 5. We were told there would be a 30 minute wait. We gave him our name and he said he would find us. We went and sat at the bar. More than 45 minutes later, the hostess...More

Thank Kathy P
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

A great little find. We hadn't booked and the place was buzzing and obviously really popular but we only had to wait 15 mins for a table outside. Drinks arrived promptly- blood orange mimosa for me, spicy Bloody Mary with beer chaser for my husband....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch with a friend on Monday. Service was fast. Food was great and the prices weren't bad either. They serve breakfast until 3pm each day so that's a plus. Would definitely go back.

Thank wise_cinderella
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Recently had a great brunch here and then returned for lunch a couple weeks later. They have a great brunch menu as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. SUPER bloody Mary's. Seating doesn't seem to be a problem during the week but expect a...More

Thank Jane A
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...More

Thank John R
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
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Jeanne V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
I ate there last week and they told us they have been open one year
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