508. Milwaukee Caffe – May 8, 2021 – Detroit, MI

What a delight it was to visit Milwaukee Caffe. Out of this tiny coffee shop based in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction neighborhood comes big style, friendliness, and flavor!

According to Milwaukee Caffe’s website, its shop is styled after an Italian coffee bar. Its cozy-sized interior is meant to encourage conversation between patrons and baristas.

I adored the café’s ambiance. Its sage green color palette, menu spelled out in gilt gold letters, profusion of potted plants, and vase of colorful flowers feel like a sophisticated, retro-tinged version of spring. And just like that fair season, Milwaukee Caffe is serving up beauty and possibility – not in the form of spring blooms, but carefully crafted coffee drinks.

If customers had been let inside Milwaukee Caffe the day of my visit, it would’ve meant a handful of people being able to stand comfortably inside. As it was during these COVID times, ordering was possible only from the walk-up counter facing the street.

I was happy to queue up to that counter and order based on the recommendation of the kind barista who served me. I got a Maple Rosemary latte and savored its herbal, subtly sweet flavor. Of course it tasted delicious – how could it not with Milwaukee Caffe sourcing its beans from local roasters Anthology Coffee and Sabbath Coffee Roasters?

447 E. Milwaukee St.

Detroit, MI 48202


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