Brewing Grounds for Change

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Closed as of Jan 1 17

2008 N. Farwell Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202


4.4 / 3 votes

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Progressive eastside coffee shop and cafe with vegan baked goods from Compassionate Cakes


This is Milwaukee's first and only 100% fair trade coffee shop (although the Riverwest Co-op Cafe is also fair-trade). It's volunteer-run and headed up by a passionate and dedicated human/civil rights activist so there's always political brochures and posters hanging around. It's a cute shop with tables, chairs, and couches, plus gorgeous paintings and photographs. Nearly all the bakery is vegan (it's from East Side Ovens) and they also have vegan soups, sandwiches, and snacks. They sporadically do brunch items on the weekend (when they have enough volunteers) and have plenty of vegan options then.

Added by Cass Danger on Jun 25 07 (last updated Oct 9 18)

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Really wanted to check this place out while in town based on reviews and descriptions and the chance to eat vegan baked goods.

Came by at 11:30am, 12:30pm and 2:20pm on a Thursday afternoon. Closed, closed, closed. Not open at all on a Thursday when hours posted showed 8am as the weekday open time??

Pretty disappointing...

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Very liberal coffee shop. Politically, I can align myself with this coffee shop and wish I came around more often. Last time I was there I think I had like a passion tea which was very good. Very cool place to hang out, and talk politics, if that's your cup of tea.

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East Side


Just west of North Avenue.


Cash Only


  • American


  • Kid-Friendly
  • Quiet


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11am - 11:30pm

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