Cafe Manna

4.8
685 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
Cafe Manna is one of the first 100% vegetarian restaurants in Southeastern Wisconsin. We are committed to bringing you fresh, made from scratch delicious food. Our ingredients are grown either organically or using sustainable farming practices whenever possible. Our food is fresh, yummy, and full of global flavors. We are also proud to be the only full service three star certified green restaurant in the Midwest as certified by the Green Restaurant Association. Our environment is warm, natural, and eco-friendly.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 685 people are saying
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AminaA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been visiting Cafe Manna since 2013 and it has always been a pleasure. Although the menu is fully vegan, we have never missed the flavor and texture of meat because all dishes are satiating and robust. A few years ago, we moved to Chicago, but every time we visit Milwaukee, a trip to Cafe Manna is a must. I do miss the crackers and cashew butter served as complimentary appetizers! Please bring them back.

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RobertW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great vegetarian food. Service was excellent, although we were there early, before it was busy.

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DawnD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were greeted immediately and taken to our reserved table. Our server was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the wait, during which we shared a bottle of wine, was not overly long. We ordered the “crab” cakes, butternut lentil tacos, Barbacoa burrito bowl and chilaquiles. All were delicious! Over half the tables were occupied and stayed busy throughout our stay. Overall, we were very pleased with the service and food, and will be back!

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Alanbee
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a good atmosphere at Cafe Manna. I wish they had coat racks but other than that...perfect. Food delicious and the Menu well set out for anyone with specific dietary needs.

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LoriH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was all delish! Service was great. Will definitely be back.

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Norman
Milwaukee
32 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Unique to Milwaukee area since it’s vegan place and very well done. Great peach bowl. Waitress was great too

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vipHoney9
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So Fabulous!
Celebrating a Birthday 💝
LoveLoveLove Jade!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Several menu items were out… but dessert was delicious!

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AndyV
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality vegetarian and vegan food at a good price. Menu items you would not make at home (most of you😉). Not fancy, but nice. Solid cutlery, heavy glassware.

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CariT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome vegan choices! First time visit but won’t be the last.

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jhawkwi
Northern MI
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Theresa was an exceptional server. She was knowledgeable about the menu and was able to answer all of our questions.

The menu is spectacular! We were in town to see Hamilton and stopped by for lunch. We had a hard time deciding what to order so we decided to come back after the show for dinner as well. All four entrées and 2 appetizers were delicious. Would highly recommend!

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vipChristine
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always fresh! I would highly recommend a new item on the menu "the Butternut Lentil Tacos" - Very yummy.

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vipCindy
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great selection and food. Pleasant waitress. We were seated at a table in the middle of the room near the cash register which was distracting.

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Casey
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gluten-free. Safe to eat. They get it. Dine inside or outside. I recommend the Chilaquiles with a side of avocado! Olé!

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NikkiW
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dave, our server, is an awesome guy very attentive and has good suggestions. The quesadillas were fantastic as well as the Thai wraps we will be back for sure

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vipSarahH
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first time at Cafe Manna, and I wasn’t sure what to expect, as we don’t usually go to vegetarian restaurants. I was pleasantly surprised. I had the raw Thai rolls, and they were delicious. My husband enjoyed his food and our kids loved the grilled cheese. The key lime pie was seriously some of the best key lime pie I can ever remember having. It’s a must! We’ll definitely be back soon.

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vipBettyM
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This vegetarian restaurant has been at the top of my favorite's list since it opened in 2008. The food is consistently tasty and fresh, the chef is able to work with many food allergies and the result is always creative, beautiful and yummy. The wait team is exceptional. Their tag line is "Fresh, Yummy Food" and it always is!

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SandraS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here before and always enjoy coming back. The service and food is excellent!

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Suzi
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was not just ‘good food’, rather it was uplifting and inspiring. I savored every morsel. Thank you Cafe’ Manna!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and food was amazing!

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Valerie83
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter Friday night. He was attentive and helpful.
fabulous food.

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vipmilwaukeebrian
Milwaukee
60 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all around with all 3 entrees being perfectly prepared. I miss the Caesar Salad and wish it was still on the menu, but otherwise the options were excellent. So glad to have this restaurant available!

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JimO
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New discovery for us - we will be back often for sure!

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vipsgrayz18
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Manna has great food & our waitress was very friendly. Wonderful gluten free options!

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foodismedicine
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible as always! Great food great service! Love this place!

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JoelG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful anniversary meal. The food was quite good.

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vipSandy
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive and kind. We appreciated her willingness to get us the dessert we wanted, even though she had to go an extra step to get it toward the end of the night. The food was delicious and full of flavor. I was happy with the options and the quality.

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vippcb1107
Milwaukee
61 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really like this place (see recent review). We decided at last minute to enjoy a dinner there last night. Everything was great as usual. Especially loved the vegetarian crab cakes. They are a must try dish.

My wife got the miso soup which looked phenomenal. Unlike what you would find in an Asian restaurant this was loaded with vegetables and roasted tofu. More like a stew. She said it was very good and actually took half home for another meal.

I had the barbacoa which is a bowl with lettuce, kale, Jackfruit, corn, cilantro, black beans and avocado. I also had the roasted tofu as well. It was ok - well prepared with fresh ingredients and everything, but the recipe did not work for me. Others might find it great. It is a cold dish other than the roasted tofu and the mix of kale and lettuce with the other ingredients made the overall dish too loose. Hard to get a forkful of different ingredients into a whole bite. The dressing was very liquify for my taste. Felt like more of a salad than a dish. Again, it was well prepared but not what I expected. Still love this place.

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MaryR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Manna is the best restaurant for Vegetarian and Vegan food. The food is freshly prepared and the servers are super friendly. I ordered my favorite Tu-no melt which was amazing! Very creamy. The rye bread was delicious. My luncheon guest ordered the Tu-no melt reuben and was very happy with it. He also had the broccoli side which was excellent. Definitely will be back!

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ChrisD
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have said it before and I will say it again... The only thing that would make this place better is if they put meat in the meals! :) This was about my 5th or 6th time there. Excellent as usual. I would possibly eat there more often if the menu changed more.

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JeffB
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was well prepared, well presented and very flavorful we really enjoyed our meal there. The desserts were delicious and a perfect ending to the meal.

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SueL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was fresh & delicious. Our waitress was very friendly & efficient. Will definitely return !

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doubledaffy
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and well presented. The desert was amazing. The service top notch.

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Katelyn
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. Thanks Cafe Manna!

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vipNancy
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fast service and excellent food. The flavors were wonderful on the spicy cauliflower dish. The prices are a bit high for what you receive however it’s a smaller place so I can understand they need to stay in business. Overall, I would go back so I could try more dishes!

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StuartandKaty
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner here was fabulous- the amazing menu options, the awesome service from Theresa, the delectable Marinated Beet + Arugula Salad and Spicy Cashew Cauliflower, and Key lime pie we selected, the cheerful ambience inside despite the grey day outside, the classical background music … we couldn’t have been happier! Thanks!

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LynneW
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Large portions. Friendly, relaxed service. Pleasant outdoor dining.

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MarieC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection. Quality ingredients. Nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had the mushroom and black bean burger with added avocado which was excellent! Was not as impressed with my side of sweet potato fries as they were soggy. My daughter had the Tu-No melt and really enjoyed it with a side of Brussels sprouts.

We had the dessert special which was amazing! Chocolate cake filled and drizzled with raspberry and with a mousses type frosting. We liked it so much we took one to go!

So glad to have such a great vegan option at Café Manna!

FAQs

Cafe Manna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (262) 790-2340.

Cafe Manna is rated 4.8 stars by 685 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.