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Sven's European Cafe

) #209 of 1,238 Restaurants in Milwaukee $$ - $$$ Cafe, American
2699 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-2153
+1 414-483-2233
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good44%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“soups” (8 reviews)
“bay view” (6 reviews)
“coffee house” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, American
$$ - $$$
2699 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-2153
Neighbourhood: Bay View
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking is a little difficult to get into and it was made uncomfortable by the folks waving signs on all corners (the cafe is angled on a corner). They weren't exactly blocking the drive, but they were asking people to honk and we were afraid...More

Thank Evansthecat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is what a coffeehouse should be! Rather than go to a chain coffee house, this is the kind of place I always want to find. An older building, walls covered with eclectic art work that you know the owner "just liked", two baristas working...More

Thank DanB1960
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My wife and I met my mother and our son for a light Sunday evenning meal. Good food, good service and reasonable prices. And quiet enough so we could have good conversation. What more could you ask?

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 30 August 2016

LOVE my local coffee/tea shop. The atmosphere is quaint wether your visiting or need workspace. I always sit on the comfy couch in front near the huge plants, makes me feel like I'm hanging out at a friends. The coffee being Fair Trade is a...More

Thank Torus T
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I adore this cafe. The food and desserts are as excellent as the coffee, or teas. Wonderful for warm or cold weather, sit outside or in the cozy mismatched furniture. Breakfast anytime of day, delicious soups served with crusty bread and butter.

Thank BananaBoat2016
Reviewed 21 November 2015

I remember when this spot was a gas station but for decades now it's been a comfortable cafe featuring breakfast and lunch items and every non-alcoholic beverage you could desire. We stopped for lunch - but my husband decided on the bagel with bacon and...More

Thank TheWuch
Reviewed 1 November 2015

I love, love Sven's Cafe, especially in the winter months. The dark wood interior make the place feel warm and cozy. The windows face south, so you can soak up the winter sun. There are plenty of spacious tables where you can spread out and...More

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 9 October 2015

I loved this place. In fact, even though I was staying at the Sheraton Brookline, some 15 minutes away, I came here three times during my stay two weeks ago. A great place to get away from the hubbub of a conference. I'm a coffee...More

Thank freweeln
Reviewed 5 September 2015

I find the coffee here to be a bit winey, perhaps it is the beans they use, and I am one of the rare people who doesn't care for that particular flavor. The staff is nice and the food is good, plus the decor is...More

Thank TravelinRobT
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

My first trip to Sven's. The aroma's were alluring. The food selections were terrific. Coffee selections- even better! I have to compliment the staff. They were helpful, knowledgeable, kind and friendly. I will definitely be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 19:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2699 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-2153
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Bay View
  • Neighbourhood: Bay View
  • Phone Number: +1 414-483-2233
  • E-mail