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1701 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1377
+1 414-223-4551
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“Where's the salmon”
25 Oct 2016
“Warm stop on a chilly night”
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American, Cafe
1701 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1377
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice outdoor and indoor sitting. Beautiful setting along the lakefront. Ordered smoked salmon sandwich. Sure the sandwich tasted good with cream cheese, capers and tomatoes on toasted bread. But for sandwich that cost nearly $8 such a small thin piece of salmon you should take...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I'm a Starbucks girl and can't be changed but I enjoyed meeting up with a friend at this Collectivo location. It was easy to get to and surprisingly had plenty of parking. Although busy, the staff does a great job of keeping things moving. Everyone...More

Thank snowqueen3737
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Landmark close to the lake, very relaxed hip atmosphere. Awesome indoor and outdoor seating. They just have started serving microbrew Good strong coffees

Thank Matt111
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome location right across the street from the lake. Alot to see and do. As far as the cafe goes the coffee is great and there is a nice selection of pastries and sandwiches.

Thank Gerald G
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

During the summer, you can enjoy great live music, by a local band! It is amazing to get a seat and drink either the wine you brought from home, beer sold by the cafe or just any of their drinks!! You better get there on...More

Thank idalarcon
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Great place...the baked oatmeal is awesome...beautiful building and great place to relax and read or people watch. Quick service.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Has great coffee, food, desserts, atmosphere. Mixture of students and nonstudents. Can be very very busy...long line. Awesome building structure...old Water Flushing Plant. Worth a visit.

Thank MNTrek930
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We stopped by for coffee and breakfast before leaving the city, the location is refreshing and we enjoyed fresh brewed coffee and wonderful selection of breakfast sandwiches and bakery fresh and hot!

Thank LiveLoveLaLaLa4ever
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I love this cafe. The food is great, I can highly recommend the Oat Raisin Cookies and Avocado BLT. Try a Chai Shake too. It's not on the menu but do ask. It is good to sit, eat and watch the world go by.

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

I love coffee not straight but with lots of sweet stuff. Vanilla and caramel are best. Alterra has great coffee. The atmosphere with the location being an old pump station and across from Lake Michigan is wonderful. The drawback is you must have time to...More

Thank Darlene H
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1377
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-223-4551
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