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Cafe Hollander Downer

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American, Bar, Cafe
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2608 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4244
+1 414-963-6366
08:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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230 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hollander is the place to go when you want a good breakfast, and you've got some extra time to enjoy it with friends! We were impressed with the atmosphere, the food, the great coffee in orange mugs. The bikes everywhere, and eclectic decorations are a bonus! Generous servings of pancakes, and eggs with toast. We loved the pan -... More 

Thank Bill D
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Hollander had a great atmosphere. It felt more like a bar than a breakfast place. There were beer posters and bicycles everywhere. They even had beer on their menu for breakfast along with many other alcoholic breakfast beverages. I LOVED what I ordered (one of my friends recommended it to me). It was the quinoa skillet and it was... More 

Thank Emily L
The Woodlands, Texas
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150 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Are you looking for a place that has a wide variety of beers, then Cafe Hollander is a place to be. However the food quality is just so-so; the four of us, were ok with it, but definitely not impressed. My "mac and cheese" with brie, was watery, no flavor, and I think the brie cheese flew over it, and... More 

Thank DutchTX
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

You could tell this was a well liked placed with how it was packed from wall to wall and guests waiting outside for a table. We were with a party of 14 and it didn't seem to phase them at all. The look of this place is very cool. I ordered the chorizo scrambler burrito and the flavor was absolutely... More 

Thank Kylie B
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This place had terrific food and a very impressive beer list. They also had great bloody Mary's. There were so many things on the menu that I would like to visit again if I'm back in the area.

Thank Holly S
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I love Cafe Hollander, especially when the weather permits al fresco dining. On my last visit, I had a Sunday brunch with work colleagues/friends. We didn't have reservations, but I downloaded the iphone app that kept me informed of where we were in line for the next table. It was kind of cool and I hope other places give me... More 

Thank PositiveEnerG
Tinley Park, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I can't tell you enough how horrid of an experience I had here. It's only redeeming quality is the hostess and server I worked with truly wanted to make my experience right. I was traveling through MKE on business and needed a quick dinner. I was about 30 minutes away, and called to place my order. As I walked in,... More 

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Campbellsport, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Great selection of beer, wine, and cocktails and the food was delicious! I went with a friend, she had a sandwich which was very good and I asked the waiter a recommendation and went with the salmon stuffed with crab and brie. It was really tasty! The atmosphere is relaxed. The neighborhood is charming, go take a stroll after dinner!

Thank TashAnn
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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159 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Lovely restaurant to eat outside on a beautiful summer evening. Good food, but limited menu. Not many good options for appetizers.

Thank adventurer478
Level Contributor
36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

I came here for brunch during the week (points for offering it on a weekday!) & I instantly remembered I had come here years prior for dinner & loved it! Great menu choices; we were all debating between multiple options. I got the breakfast sandwich on a pretzel bun- yum! They also have tons of beers on draft & a... More 

Thank Nikki D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2608 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4244
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-963-6366

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