By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jul 23, 2021 at 12:12 PM

The Daily Bird, which opened last April as a pop-up shop at Centro Cafe in Riverwest, has now added a second location to its roster, thanks to a partnership with the Dubbel Dutch Hotel, 817 N Marshall St.

In fact, as of this week, guests can experience both the positivity of the team behind The Daily Bird, along with a great roster of coffee and espresso drinks made with Anodyne Coffee and locally made bakery from Honey Bear Baked Goods.

The Daily Bird will service both the general public and Dubbel Dutch guests seven days a week, offering seating inside the Dubbel Dutch Tavern, as well as on the hotel’s front and side patios.

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Growing the positivity

The Daily Bird was birthed thanks to a partnership with Pat Moore and Peg Karpfinger, owners of Centro Cafe, who saw the business as another opportunity to contribute to the Center Street corridor and assist in fostering entrepreneurship in the neighborhood. 

“By providing space and support to Dan Zwart, a founder of The Daily Bird, his natural talents for creating a positive outlook, community spirit, and excellent coffee have flourished every morning on Center Street,” notes Karpfinger. “The Daily Bird and the vibe their crew have created has enlivened the street in a really great way, attracting people from Riverwest and beyond.”

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Since April,  Zwart has grown his team to include two additional co-owners: Dylan Compton and Cole Compton, each of whom bring a unique set of skills to the table. 

Zwart is the man behind the distinctively positive messaging that’s become the hallmark The Daily Bird. Meanwhile Dylan Compton brings a wealth of coffee knowledge to the table with experience as a barista at Anodyne Coffee Roasters. Meanwhile, Compton brings a sense of excitement and motivation to grow both the business and its impact on the city.

The shop has also continued its partnership with Honey Bear Baked Goods, a small operation owned by Elena Laurent, which has made a splash with its delicious bakery items, many of which are vegan.

“It has been great to grow with The Daily Bird,” notes Laurent “Their coffee shop has created a space for our community to connect through coffee, food, and art. They truly believe in the power of small businesses supporting each other, and Honey Bear is grateful to contribute alongside in building a safe, supportive space in our community.” 

Growing together

Like The Daily Bird, the Dubbel Dutch was an entrepreneurial venture founded by Juli Kaufmann alongside partners Andy Braatz and Patrick R. Jones. Together, they comprise a team focused on offering authentic experiences that celebrate the best of Milwaukee. 

Kaufmann says that The Daily Bird fit right in with those types of experiences.

“The partnership with Daily Bird felt so natural,” noted Juli Kaufmann. “We have a shared focus on mutually beneficial relationships for our respective businesses. The Daily Bird owners are extremely positive, easy to work with and committed to excellence. They brought a professional approach that made our work quick and easy together.... It’s exactly the kind of Milwaukee experience we want to showcase at the Dubbel Dutch.”

The Daily Bird is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In conjunction with the launch of the coffee shop, the Dubbel Dutch will also reopen the Dubbel Dutch Tavern on July 23, with service on both Friday and Saturday evenings from 4 to 10:30 p.m.

The Dubbel Dutch Hotel features 17 uniquely decorated boutique guest rooms, plus a catering kitchen available for small onsite events. Larger parties have the option to buy out the entire hotel space for events such as weddings, family reunions or unique corporate gatherings. [Read more]

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.