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OK, so Cafe Bavaria, 7700 Harwood Ave. in the heart of Tosa Village isn't exactly facing off with Cafe Hollander, 7677 W. State St., because they're owned by the same folks at Lowlands Group.
However, these two restaurant/bars quite literally face one another and a 3-year-old could throw a menu from one and likely hit the other.
Cafe Bavaria opens on Thursday, Feb. 13. A grand opening follows on Sunday.
On the restaurant's Facebook page, Lowlands says, "Cafe Bavaria is not your grandmother's German restaurant. Featuring warm German cuisine and beer, the party never ends at Cafe Bavaria."
But it is definitely your Lowlands German restaurant. As at Cafe Benelux Downtown, Cafe Bavaria will have a market attached, and there will be outdoor seating and soccer – Lowlands trademarks – of course, too.
The menus are online here and while pork schnitzel will be ready from the get-go, brunch lovers will have to wait until the following week to sample the restaurant's brunch wares, served until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
The new place will be open weekdays, from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m.-1 a.m. Food is served until midnight.
Agree with all so far - Lowlands restaurants are great conceptually, poorly executed. I'm surprised that the level of service has yet to be discussed. Typically slow, impersonal, not impressive. High attrition rate of employees leading to all issues?
Only good thing is a Saturday early morning brunch at Hollander Tosa on the patio. And even then, change the flippin' menu every once in a while.
I'm glad there's a new business opening in Tosa, however I wish it was under different ownership. CH is too expensive and the food is mundane. I'm afraid it will be more of the same at CB. I suppose you have to have $$$ to make $$$....the remodel was likely pretty expensive.
Agreed. The food is not only pedestrian and overpriced, it's just not very good. The drink prices are also extremely inflated for what you get. There are so many excellent dining choices in Milwaukee, I don't understand the allure of the Lowlands Group. To each his own, I guess.
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