By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Feb 06, 2018 at 12:02 PM

A Wauwatosa location for Urban Beets Cafe & Juicery, the popular plant-based cafe and juice bar at 1401 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., is in the works.

The cafe, founded by Dawn Balistreri in 2015, features an extensive menu of healthful options including juices, smoothies and smoothie bowls, vegan bagels, wraps, sandwiches and pizza, along with a selection of raw desserts. Just last year, the original cafe expanded its footprint, adding a full dining room, expanded menu and extended hours of operation.

Plans for the new 1,600-square-foot cafe proposed for the first floor of the Mayfair Health and Professional Building at 3077 N. Mayfair Rd., will go before the Wauwatosa Plan Commission for a conditional use permit on Monday, Feb. 12.

Balistreri was unavailable for comment at the time this article was written. However, the cafe recently posted an announcement about the expansion on its Facebook page.

Watch OnMilwaukee for additional details as they become available.

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.