The National

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

3.1 / 5 votes

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Sustainable, vintage coffee shop and restaurant

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice

This cafe has an emphasis on local, organic and sustainably-sourced ingredients. Offers such American fare as tofu scramble and vegan chili, among other dishes. Their packaging materials are recycled and biodegradable. Also displays local art and sells coffee from Metropolis, a Chicago-based company.

Added by conde.kedar on Jan 16 09 (last updated Jan 29 09)

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I went there for brunch and got the tofu scramble with peppers and onions. The only vegan bread they had was gluten-free and tasted awful. I had to eat that dry with the scramble, which wasn't cooked well and was really bland. I was happy to find another place that was vegan-friendly, but it seemed like they just weren't trying very hard.

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I went here with a group of 4 people on a Saturday morning. I was pretty excited to try the vegan french toast after reading about it on this site. I was disappointed to find out that they don't make it anymore because issues with the batter burning. After then deciding to get a tofu scramble we were then told that they didn't have any tofu. The only vegan choices available were soup or a hummus wrap. Disappointing for a Saturday brunch! We went elsewhere.

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$$ - average


  • American


  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Brunch


main image for The National vegan banana-battered french toast avocado, jicama, and mango salad with tofu black bean and avocado sandwich with curried cous cous salad


7:30am - 4:40pm
8am - 4:30pm

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