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Beans & Barley Market and Cafe

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1901 E North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1125
+1 414-278-7800
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Des Moines Iowa
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202 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 bit out of sorts, but can't let that ruin a meal! The food is good,... More 

Thank GoneAgain02
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316 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 launchers so we didn't feel rushed to leave.

Thank Robert H
Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 pouring in from windows on two walls. Their cream of tomato soup was delicious with... More 

Thank shawnschey
Madison, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Had the sweet potato and black bean burrito without the cream sauce. Sweet potato can be hard to get right but the spice blend they use made it so, so good! Located in a cool neighborhood too.

Thank ifitsnotbaroque
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Fresh and light tuna melt. The wheat bread was toasted to perfection sandwich was overflowing with tuna!

Thank mbanach02
Burlington, Vermont
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158 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Great food! Love the turkey Reuben. Used to love going here when I lived in Milwaukee and still love going when I visit. Great little deli and store attached.

Thank vthereandnow
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324 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

invited here by some friends. nice restaurant that is adjoined by a small deli and convenient store. we enjoyed the lox plate - very good smoked salmon. the eggs Benedict was requested with the hollandaise sauce on the side, unfortunately someone didn't do their job as it was poured over the eggs, no worry though as it was all still... More 

Thank rettup
United States
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I had a quiche that was served with a small salad and fruit cup. My boyfriend had a bean burrito. He got the prize for best choice. They have multiple choices of beverages using Rizi tea. Super environment with a deli counter and store. There is a small counter also besides table service.

Thank marir0sel
Troy, New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I am vegan but my wife is not. Thus we are always looking for good places where we both can have the food we like. We do not live in Milwaukee but almost always get to Beans and Barley every year. This time we visited for breakfast on our anniversary. We both had pancakes so we happily ate too much.... More 

Thank Knith
Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I went here for lunch with my daughter who is a vegetarian. They serve non vegetarian items as well. Our food was very tasty and I especially liked the gazpacho soup. It came with a delicious homemade roll. Very tasty soup! They also have a good sized deli and a store attached as well.

Thank Karen N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?