Cafe at The Pfister

4.8
60 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Café at the Pfister features both a full dining area available for breakfast and lunch along with a barista counter and patisserie.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDuke19371
Milwaukee
87 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always good in every way. The new combo of soup, salad, or sandwich is a winner in my book especially for small appetites'.

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Kevin
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were sat at a table, given water by our waitress, and then got no service for the next 20 minutes. The same hostess sat a gentleman right next to us and he received immediate service from the same waitress. Given the absurdity we got up and left. On our way out the hostess asked us the issue, when we explained what happened she told us the other gentleman was a regular and we would have been helped right after him. No apology. Guess it’s a great spot if you’re a regular, but they aren’t interested anyone new. Plenty of other nice brunch’s in Milwaukee to go to given the attitude of this place’s staff.

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SKoz
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I’m sure things are different due to COVID, but it was not the amazing breakfast that we have had previously. Server seemed very busy and overloaded.

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CatherineW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful hotel with a fantastic little cafe. We will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, servers and manager were great during COVID situation.

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Willis
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could remember the name of our server, she was fantastic, attentive, dressed for safety, and have a great attitude all things considered. It was our first time getting breakfast and not many places offer sit-down service in the AM, and I am really glad I chose Pfister's cafe.

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PeacockLady
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, attentive and friendly staff. Imaginative dishes make comfort food special. They have their own pastry chef too!

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vipHolly
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as it always is! Sheena is a rock star waitress, too.

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vipHolly
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to have breakfast at the Cafe. Nice menu, friendly servers, terrific ambiance.

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vipbpom
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Maybe not the Mason St. Grill, but it’s always fine to dine at the Pfister!

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vipSatedFoodie
Milwaukee
29 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice place for New Years brunch.

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MaryS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meals are always outstanding at The Pfister. My family and I have a Christmas brunch every year.

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AllaV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place for a quick breakfast. Friendly personnel and good quality food.

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MKERunGirl
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe at the Pfister is one of my favorite places to enjoy Sunday brunch. When you check in, the hostess makes you feel so welcome. The food is always delicious and the service is fantastic. I'd definitely recommend this place!

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JamesW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to relax and enjoy each other’s company. Food is excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and the best staff.

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vipjellyfish
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Carrie, was the best! She is very knowledgeable about the menu and makes great recommendations. She anticipated our needs on everything. The food is great too with a good selection of items to choose from.

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Dinah
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our server was lovely. Our breakfasts were obviously comprised of quality ingredients; however, they were lukewarm as was the decaf. Consequently, I rate the experience a disappointment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The go to restaurant for the local political community. Plus, great food and many tasty gluten free options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience every time!

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StacyM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Awesome fresh coffee and truly enjoyed the service.

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StevenD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the waitress that we had was exceptional. It was our first time at The Pfister and would definitely recommend it to others. Thanks for an excellent meal and a wonderful time.

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LorraineB
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed brunch at Cafe at The Pfister on Sunday as we have in the past. At this visit, a small child a couple of tables away on the "veranda" was having a melt down, and the child's high-pitched screams made conversation challenging. Unfortunate--all the way around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!!

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vipjellyfish
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was Carrie, and she was a gem. She was attentive and made us feel very welcome. The food was outstanding. My only gripe was it was so unbearably hot by the windows, even with the air on. The fans needed to be on to help with that.

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IMIguana
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This is not your new hipster breakfast place. And, to be honest, sometimes I don't want that. Sometimes I want a quiet breakfast with tea and toast and a bit of stuffiness. This is a 45+ crowd that has probably never played Minecraft or Fortnite. But, the food wasn't too bland and the service was excellent. Stop in for a coffee and a scone on a Sunday morning.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place with old world vibes and excellent food!
My favorite is smoked salmon!!!!
Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast!!

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DanielaB
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food, atmosphere and service were very poor. A very disappointing experience for Downtown Dining Week 2019.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Downtown Milwaukee dining week lunch. First of all, the Pfister is a gorgeous place to be. Ours server was excellent, our food was excellent, the value of course is outstanding. All in all we had a great time. Thank you Pfister

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vipjellyfish
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious. It was a little pricey, but it's a fancy hotel, so that's to be expected. Our server was very polite, but not good. She did not check back on us for over a half an hour after delivering our food. We also arrived at a time when both breakfast and brunch was being served. I inquired about soup on the menu, which was listed, and she told me no and that they wouldn't have any at this time. I pointed it out on the menu and she seemed annoyed with me.

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Fire2112
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Kind of like a higher end Denney. Dry fish with bones on some random pasta sauce with no pasta? Some over deep fried penuts and a few greens. I think they found the cook at the retirement home. Not impressed!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Part of the downtown dining week experience. I was never at this restaurant so it was nice having the opportunity to try it. Overall the food was good but the sandwich was not hot and only mildly warm but had a good taste. Sat by the window which was very nice.

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Tosan
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, comfortable atmosphere and attentive, professional level of service you find at higher-end establishments, which is awesome to have with a moderately-priced lunch. Good tasting, familiar lunch options with interesting twists. Such as ketchup plus two additional dipping sauces with the French fries, homemade pickles and a BBQ sauce with peach.

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DianeB
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent breakfast and Marisha, our server, was truly fun, caring and extremely competent!!

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RobertJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an excellent Mother’s Day breakfast. Always fun to look at the artwork afterwards. We hope to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have a calling to the cafe many times and I've always enjoyed it you will not be disappointed food and service and atmosphere is one of a kind

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suea
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our table for 9 was waiting for us the food and server were exceptional

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VeronicaG
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I WAS RECOMMEND BY A FRIEND AND IT WAS GREAT. WILL BE COMING BACK VERY SOON

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Cafe at The Pfister is rated 4.8 stars by 60 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.