By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Aug 03, 2015 at 8:10 AM

A new cafe will be opening in mid-September at 1407 N. Martin Luther King Dr. in the retail space attached to the Park East Enterprise Lofts.

Urban Beets Cafe & Juicery, a locally owned and operated raw juice bar and cafe, will specialize in  plant-based offerings, including gluten-free, locally sourced and organic ingredients, whenever possible.  

"We'll be offering fresh made-to-order juice, smoothies, acai bowls, and a variety of salads, wraps, sandwiches and raw treats," says Dawn Balistreri of Urban Beets. "We'll also be crafting espresso and coffee drinks made with low-acid, organic coffee and espresso beans."

Raw dessert options – including pudding and other treats – will also be available.

Balistreri is operator of Wellness Within, a colon hydrotherapy practice in Brookfield.

Stay tuned to 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.