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07.30.2013 | | Posted at 09:45 AM

Colectivo pledges to stay local, but what does that mean?

By Ashley Sprangers
The Milwaukee coffee scene was aflutter in 2010 when local Alterra Coffee Roasters struck up a deal with Mars Drinks, selling the brand for worldwide production in their Flavia line. The arrangement, while publicized to an extent, stayed relatively under the radar, although the Mars logo featured prominently on the front page of the company’s revamped, corporately controlled website.  It c...
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

Brew Cakes’ hoppy treats

As exotic as it sounds, stout beer isn’t all that uncommon of an ingredient in cake and brownie recipes—the savory malt and coffee flavors of most stouts complement chocolate well, so it’s a natural pairing. After whipping up a
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

Short Orders

Alterra adds to its growing café empire with a new location in Bay View (2301 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.). The building, which is also the new home of Alterra's baking operations, sits at a prime location where Kinnickinnic, Howell and Lincoln avenues meet...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Day trips to Milwaukee's southern neighbor

The next time you're zooming along I-94 between Milwaukee and Chicago, take the time to discover...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Short Orders

The original Sven's Café, located in Bay View, continues to draw crowds. The place roasts its own coffee; organic and fair trade coffees are a specialty. Sven's has opened a second location in Milwaukee's Downtown (624 N. Water St.), in the spot of...
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Enjoy great deals on falafel, kebabs

There is no table service, the flatware and plates are made of plastic, and the place closes at 6:30 p.m.—and yet Arin Bert Coffee & Grill holds a special place in Milwaukee. How so? It happens to be the first place to serve Armenian food here...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Place: Bella Caffe, Third Ward, Milwaukee Time: Early spring, 2012. Marie Kohler and Laura Gordon, friends and colleagues, are having soup after rehearsal and “talking theater."
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The National (839 W. National Ave.) is a nice neighborhood café that serves breakfast and lunch. The menu, listed on chalkboards, is friendly to vegetarians. Breakfast options include a vegan burrito and omelets made from organic eggs. Be sure to try a side of...
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

Short Order

After many years in business, Brewed Awakenings, located in the heart of Brady Street (1208 E. Brady St.), quietly changed its name to Brewed Café. The change has been smooth, and all of the funky charm remains. Coffee drinks are still served in abundance, in addition to old favorites like vegetarian chili, a hummus wrap and meaty...

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