Café Benelux & Market

BA SCORE
90
outstanding

26 Ratings
Café Benelux & MarketCafé Benelux & Market
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

346 N Broadway
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202-5816
United States

(414) 501-2500 | map
cafebenelux.com

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Added by cmashuda on 06-21-2011

PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Ratings:
26
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
4.19%
 
 
Taps:
30
Bottles/Cans:
180
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Dharmelink
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Was there as a last stop at a bachelor party. Awesome if you're into Belgian apes.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
3/5  rDev -26.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of user785335
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Angerhaus
4.14/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of adamranders
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

One of the best places (if not the best) to grab a Belgian brew in Milwaukee.

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Photo of Hendrick24
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of therealJAYZ
4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Markriha
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of NicolaHopFreak
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

I would give this place a very high rating for its beer and atmosphere but I would give it barely passing marks for its food. If you want to drink good, interesting beer go here. If you want good food, go somewhere else.

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Photo of mkenole
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Eman17
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Hrodebert
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of heatrate
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Bodurtha
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of beersdmf17
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of JVan
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Mugenlude
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of UtisTheLaw
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited a friend in Mulwaukee, and he knows of my interest in beer. The restaurant is large with both indoor and rooftop seating. The beer selection, at least coming from Texas, was very impressive. That being said, I have a knack for ordering beers on the menu that places do not have in stock. With a selection of what appeared to be well over 200 beers in bottles and draught, I believe I picked three different times to no avail. Granted, I was eventually brought a Hannsen's Geueze that was no longer in the system, and ended up being charged less than retail for it.

We had brunch, very good french toast, which was aided by a great view and nice weather. I believe my friend enjoyed his eggs. This would be a good place to bring anyone from out of town, and also a nice selection for locals.

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Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A must in Milwaukee.

My family and I recently spent a few days absorbing the beer culture in Milwaukee and Benelux was certainly a diamond in the rough. We arrived here on a tip from our hotel bartender and immediately fell for the ambiance and decor. We entered in through the market side (very cool that this place has a market). We were immediately greeted, seated and very well served. Our server was very helpful and casually friendly and he wasn't shy about discussing beer and brewing even though his personal knowledge base was not huge. He was very interested in knowing more about beer in general and didn't mind learning a little bit from his patron.

We were there for breakfast and enjoyed gigantic pannekoekens, one with hame and a wonderful Belgian beer cheese sauce. We also tried 2 of their signature bloody marys and these were delicious as well. Each was served with a bump of a Belgian wit (this comes from a brewery in Belgium that they exclusively contrat with).

The beer list (book) was extensive and well organized. It was very well made and looked expensive which was really cool considering the fact that they print a new one monthly. My server even allowed me to take one with me which I was happy to do.

I will be back to Milwaukee and will certainly keep Benelux on my itinerary.

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Photo of crossovert
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

One of my friends told me about this place, so I went before a Labor Day party before picking up a growler at whole foods.

We sat up on the roof. It is a very nice biergarten, very americanized but still pleasant with nice views of the city.

It was still brunch time and I got the Hodge Podge which was basically just some breakfast foods thrown on a plate, but it was tasty and filling, no way I could finish it. I tried some of thier house beers and they actually are pretty good, especially the Grand Cru. Also had Duvel Single and Regular, good temps. The beer menu is more expansive than the other Lowlands Cafes with an especially interesting IPA selection. They also appear to change the bottle menu monthly.

The place is decked out in Belgian decor and you can also but a lot of souvenirs in the shop.

Overall it is pretty much a must stop in Milwaukee for beer wankers even though my review score isn't that high, maybe the system on this site is screwy or maybe I just prefer atmosphere over service by a mile but it wasn't like the service was bad, just average.

Went again, ordered only 2 beers and they brought the wrong ones both times, the waitresses here don't know jack shit.

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Photo of beerwolf77
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped in here with the wife and some friends recently.

First off I love the decor and atmosphere here. I've been to all the Lowlands establishments and this one just does it for me. The blonde wood, the tables, the cool stair case with open air sky light, the garage doors, the roof top. I love how you can purchase all the glassware they use as well other breweriana. It's also cool that they have a solid selection of beers to go.

The food was pretty good. No surprise from these guys. Service was a touch slow but friendly. The beer menu is long and Belgian influenced. I ordered a 3F oude gueuze with my breakfast. At first they claimed it was sold out. Happily about 10 minutes later the waitress returned and said they found a bottle. Score!

Prices were a bit high but that's a given from the Lowlands group. Maybe not an everyday place but this will certainly go into my regular weekend brunch rotation.

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Café Benelux & Market in Milwaukee, WI
4.06 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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