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Best Independent Coffee Shops in Milwaukee

With snowflakes falling to the ground and record-breaking chills potentially putting a pause in the fun outdoors, there’s no better place to spend a wintry day than indoors with a cup of coffee. I apologize to the chains, but there are plenty of local and independent coffee shops with a unique twist that translates into the decor and drink menu. Also notable are the Collective coffee roasters and Stone Creek coffee, which have a handful of cafes that span the Milwaukee metro and its suburbs.

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Valentine’s Coffee Roasters

Direction
5918 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, EE. UU.

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+1 414-988-8018

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4.5 4.5

Walking into this Washington Heights café, open since 2013 on Vliet Street next to the Times Cinema, after a few years of grilling for patrons including the Bartolotta restaurant group and selling at the Wauwatosa Farmers Market, is akin to experiencing a laboratory. Known as a ‘tasting room’, you can watch the baristas brew your cup of coffee through an open kitchen concept where the coffee bar is front and center. A cup of coffee brewed at 209 degrees Fahrenheit using the pour-over method results in a cleaner cup that doesn’t mask the characteristics of a coffee (yes, you could really taste the blueberries and cocoa that professional coffee tasters hint at). If you really like what you drink, browse the shelves and come out with your own manual coffee maker.

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Anodyne coffee

Direction
7471 Harwood Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213-2626, EE. UU.

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Telephone

+1 414-930-0469

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With two locations (Walker’s Point and Bay View), the experience at each Anodyne is completely different, but for one common denominator: organic coffee. Daily grilled in small batches at the Walker’s Point location, which is inside a former warehouse (think brick walls and hardwood floors) and brimming with sunlight, and on weekends live music, variety varies from a shiny Kenyon Ichuga AB to a lighter bodied Guatemalan San Pedro La Laguna. Then at the Bay View location, as of 2015, crackers-like thin pizzas (with unique toppings like beets, goat cheese, soppressata, and salumi) are cooked in a wood-fired oven imported from Italy, providing the perfect pairing. with his cappuccino. Note: there is also an Anodyne inside the Milwaukee Public Market.

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Kickapoo coffee roasters

Direction
232 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, EE. UU.

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Telephone

+1 414-269-8546

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4.6

Open since late 2015, and in the Third Ward neighborhood, this is Wisconsin’s first roaster cafe. For a cozy feel, the furniture was built by the Amish and the signage commissioned by a Minneapolis craftsman. He has a cup of coffee from eight single-origin coffees in a rotation, plus fun blends like “Icebreaker” and “Driftless,” all roasted in a solar-powered roaster in Viroqua, which is tucked away in the Driftless Region on the side. West. of the State.

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Hifi coffee

Direction
2640 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-2151, EE. UU.

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Telephone

+1 414-486-0504

Comfortable along the strip in Bay View, along Kinnickinnic or KK Avenue, this hipster café pioneered the hood development when it opened in 1996. Marked by uneven mid-century furnishings, it’s also possible get a full breakfast here. , such as a diner-style stack of blueberry pancakes or (served until noon Monday through Friday, 1pm on weekends) or Eggs Benedict. The coffee is always bold and strong, and the espresso drinks are nifty, like the Butter Cup (espresso, steamed milk, chocolate syrup, and peanut butter).

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