The interior was cozy and full of German decor. See that big word "gemutlichkeit" below? It basically translates to the following, according to Wikipedia: "means a situation that induces a cheerful mood, peace of mind, with connotation of belonging and social acceptance, coziness and unhurry." I definitely felt like Cafe Bavaria had a feeling of gemutlichkeit.
I am sure they get their fair share of football/soccer fans there to watch the games while drinking German beer.
I loved seeing this on their menu--it showed the origins of many of their food and drink products. I was glad they supported many local businesses.
I am not that much of a beer drinker and prefer fruity concoctions instead. As a result, I went with this grapefruit beer and it was perfect for me. I could see drinking this out on the patio in warmer months. I wish I could purchase it in the store.
Before going to most restaurants, I check out the menu online. Being a vegetarian forces one to do this sort of thing. I was so pleased to see that a German restaurant offered a few vegetarian options, most of which sounded attractive. I ended up with the Edelweiss veggie wrap, which included a delicious arugula salad on the side. It was very good overall and next time, I'd like to try the Bavarian Vegetarian Pho.
If you go with a big group, make a reservation. They take reservations for 6 or more people and you will have to sit at a shared table ("stammtisch") with strangers, as you would at many restaurants in Germany. We were able to get a table for two by getting there early in the evening.
I would definitely return and am already looking forward to going back with family and friends.
7700 Harwood Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213