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The City Market Cafe

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2205 E Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53211-2106
+1 414-962-0100
07:30 - 18:00
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Sun 07:30 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 20:00
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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

THE PIE SIZE CHANGED! Why? Why not say something? Still good, but so small. We Will never order another one.

Thank Lynn P
Port Washington, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband, a friend and Myself ate at the Silver Spring location last night where we frequent on a regular basis. WHERE DID THE FLATBREADS GO? All three of us wanted to order one and were told they were removed from the menu? Why? I ordered the Tuscan Chicken and was not happy at all....please do yourself a favor and... More 

Thank enelson1966
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Good bakery including pumpkin muffins and cinnamon rolls. Sandwiches used to be better (like other reviewers I experienced barely warmed "melt" sandwiches and skimpy fillings), and the dine-in wait was really long (30 mins on a quiet night for a cold sandwich?) I'd write it off that wait as an anomaly but it occurred a few more times. Management might... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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297 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

I haven't been to City Market in a while. It's definitely my favorite local casual eatery. I was sorry to see the one on North Avenue close. My daughter and I had the Marketplace Masterpiece. She commented on the fact that the bacon tasted funny. I wonder if it was fried at all. Also some of the ingredients were a... More 

Thank ScenicSights
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410 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

I came here for lunch with my wife just before Christmas. It's close to her office and convenient for me too. They have nice, healthy choices that are good value. They bake their own breads and serve them with the sandwiches and salads. They have a nice variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. I would like to have a... More 

Thank John M
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

I was very disappointed that we stumbled upon this restaurant and town on our last day in Milwaukee. The village of Whitefish is precious and a welcome relief from the busy streets of the city. We had lunch at the City Cafe on a quiet Sunday afternoon and took our lunch out onto the back patio where we had a... More 

Thank Genna B
Omaha, NE
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

I have family and friends in Milwaukee and this place is always good. Sandwiches large enough to split, nice selection of goodies, etc. It isn't the cheapest cafe in town but it never disappoints.

Thank elle6401
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

After having a wonderful grilled cheese with turkey sandwich a few months ago, I took a friend to the restaurant hoping to have another. What I got was a big disappointment. My grill cheese sandwich was a sandwich that was barely grilled. The cheese had not melted and the turkey was cold. It wasn't even warm,just cold. I tried to... More 

Thank SandyLL3
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Excellent fresh brewed coffees, whole grain breads, and even wonderful salads, all served in a friendly atmosphere. There is a different homemade soup each day. Eat here or carry out, without any guilt!

Thank Marybulldog
Tucson, Arizona
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559 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

We stopped there while doing some last minute Xmas shopping. Place was hopping, but service was fast and friendly. Everyones sandwiches and soups were very good. There is a reason the place is busy!

Thank luvglass

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Soups, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2205 E Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53211-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-962-0100

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