Milwaukee, WI 53202
Famous coffee roasting company with a vegan-friendly shop/cafe
Alterra is a Milwaukee-based coffee roasting company and this is their sweet lakefront cafe location, right across from the boat marina. They have a large patio outside, where they often feature free live music in the summer.
Unfortunately, none of the desserts are vegan (but keep asking for them!), but they have a number of vegan entrees, including a hummus wrap, roasted veggie wrap, and a Lousiana tofu burrito. They also have salads on the side, soups of the day, and baked oatmeal for breakfast.
As a coffee roaster, they have a ton of drink options, including hot coffees, cold drinks, teas, and most of them are fair trade. Not all of the items are labeled as fair trade but the employees will tell you that this is because only the smaller farms/orders can have that label, and due to the quantity they buy, it doesn't qualify. However, Alterra will assure you that they create relationships w/ all their suppliers and pay considerably more than the industry average.
Alterra also offers a discount if you bring in your own mug and gives refills for $0.50.
Added by Cass Danger on Aug 17 09 (last updated Dec 10 11)
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$ - inexpensive
- Live Music
- Outdoor Seating