By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Sep 01, 2021 at 10:06 AM

A new cafe from Fiddleheads Coffee Roasters could be on the docket for Wauwatosa. 

Plans for the cafe, which has been proposed for the site of the former Colony Camera Shop at 8807 W. North Ave., is slated to be reviewed by the Village of Wauwatosa Common Council on Sept. 13.

Front view of Fiddleheads cafe Wauwatosa
Front view of cafe (Galbraith Carnahan Architects)
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According to plans submitted for review, the new counter service cafe, operated by Fiddleheads’ owners Mike Wroblewski, Ray Marcy and Jovana Cubric,  would serve premium, locally roasted coffee along with non-alcoholic beverages, baked goods and breakfast and lunch sandwiches. 

The proposed cafe, designed in collaboration with Wauwatosa-based Galbraith Carnahan Architects, would occupy approximately 3600 square feet of new construction split over two floors. 

Features would include a 600 square foot rooftop deck, as well as an outdoor patio space with a fire pit on the eastern side of the building. Extensive outdoor landscaping designed by InSite Landscape Design would showcase raised beds, concrete planters and ample foliage surrounding the shop.

Aerial view of Fiddleheads cafe Wauwatosa
Aerial view (Galbraith Carnahan Architects)
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Pending approval, construction on the new cafe is expected to take approximately six months, with the cafe opening sometime in 2022.

The location for the cafe would mark the eighth for the family owned and operated coffee roaster, which also operates locations in Cedarburg, Grafton, Menomonee Falls, Mequon, Shorewood, Thiensville and Downtown Milwaukee.

According to the proposal, Fiddleheads Tosa would operate Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.