By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 09, 2019 at 12:29 PM

It's time for Dining Month, presented by Deer District and its spooky Halloween-themed alter ego, Fear District. Throughout the month of October, we'll be serving up fun and fascinating content about all things food. The signature dish, however, is our 2019 Best of Dining poll, who's winners we will dish out all month long. Get hungry, Milwaukee!


For the fourth straight year, Colectivo has earned the title of Milwaukee's best coffee.

The Milwaukee-based chain, which offers bakery items made from scratch, beer and other seasonal drinks in addition to coffee, has spread across 13 locations in Brew City and the surrounding area. With a variety of cold-brew, iced coffees, teas, mochas, lattes and pretty much any other brewed drink you can imagine, you'll be able to find whatever you're craving.

The cafes feature weekly specials along with a new and company-favorite coffee that changes every seven days. For instance, from now until Oct. 13, grab a spiced apple cider or a candied apple latte before they disappear. And if you're in the mood for something in the food department, be sure to try the bread, made by Colectivo's in-house Troubadour Bakery in Bay View.

2. Anodyne Coffee Roasters
3. Valentine Coffee Company
4. Stone Creek Coffee Roasters
5. Vennture Brew Co.

OnMilwaukee editors' pick: Valentine Coffee Roasters

Lori Fredrich's pick: Vennture Brew Co.