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Simple Cafe

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2124 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1115
+1 414-271-2124
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Racine, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit was a few months ago and we found the food to be very good and our server was attentive without being intrusive. Last Friday was our second visit and while the food was still good, I found our server to be lacking. After being seated immediately, our server came by after a little bit and offered to... More 

Thank WI-Firefighter
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to give this place a try before a recent 5K we would be doing later in the morning. We got there just after open (7:00 am on Saturday). The place was well decorated and comfortable. There were 4-5 tables already sat when we arrived. Our waitress was prompt and got us our drinks quickly. The... More 

Thank Jim and Delmy G
Sheboygan, WI
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a rare night and morning to ourselves. We went out for breakfast at Simple Cafe based off of googling "best breakfast Milwaukee". It was delicious! We both had build your own omelets, but next time I think I will try one of their omelets that were unique to say the least. The 'simple potatoes' are... More 

Thank suzchiro
1 review
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best Eggs Benedict and mac n cheese dishes I've had in a long time. The simple potatoes are simply amazing. Utterly fantastic!

Thank Amanda G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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193 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This Farwell Avenue breakfast and lunch spot serves such an amazing array of healthy choices that I truly wish it would expand its menu and hours to offer dinner. They would be so awesome if the bar they have set is followed. Having said that, I am content to feast here whenever I can. It can host large group and... More 

Thank timjstark
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

4 of us went for lunch. The restaurant was bright, modern, and fun looking. The chicken pesto sandwich had so much flavor. The vegetable and goat cheese frittata as well as the trout BLT was enjoyed by all who tasted it. The service was just right. Not sure what more I can say, but I'd definitely go back.

Thank cityreview
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This eatery has been consistently excellent on multiple visits. The menu has seasonal specials which take advantage of fresh produce and other items. Breakfast options are delicious and ample-bring a big appetite. The egg dishes are particularly good. The service is excellent. Overall, one of the best options for breakfast or lunch in the Milwaukee area.

Thank Doc A
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Breakfast and lunch only. Absolutely fresh ingredients with many very unique options, like common breakfast items from other countries. Gets busy so go early, especially on weekends. Good for families, has kids option that is good rather than typical stuff. No booze, so don't go if you want a bloody mary!

Thank IvanMilwaukee
Lawrence, Kansas
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I have been to the Simple Cafe on the north side of Milwaukee twice and their restaurant in Lake Geneva once. I think that their egg dishes are very creative and they offer a tremendous variety. I highly recommend their egg dishes. I am not nearly as fond of their pancakes or waffles - they are fairly ordinary and nothing... More 

Thank DBW1962
Riverbank, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Found this restaurant on last day in Milwaukee. Great breakfast and menu for other meals looked just as good. Farm to table as they use locally grown products! Staff friendly. Wish we had discovered this restaurant earlier in our trip to Milwaukee! Try it- I think you'll enjoy it!!

Thank kiddfan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2124 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1115
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-2124

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