Monday, March 3, 2014

Cafe Bavaria in Wauwatosa

I recently visited Cafe Bavaria in Wauwatosa for dinner. It just opened on February 13, 2014, so it's a brand new restaurant and part of the Lowlands group in the Milwaukee area.

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.

Cafe Bavaria
7700 Harwood Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
(414) 271-7700

1 comment:

  1. Glad you put this restaurant on my radar! I've already got plans to check it out during my April visit to Wisconsin.