Cafe Centraal | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Cafe Centraal
Exceptional based on 10 ratings
Type: Restaurant

2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 53207 [ print map ]
414 755 0378

thecafecentraal.com

Hours: 11am-2am M-F, 9am-2am S-Su


Mayor: esjaygee (1) | Taps: 23 | Bottles: 60


Cafe Centraal

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Beer Available At Cafe Centraal (arranged by most recent)
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA 96, Pauwel Kwak 95, Lowlands Brewing Company Santa Rampage , Lowlands Brewing Company Confession Grand Cru , Lowlands Brewing Company High Speed Wit
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10 reviews for Cafe Centraal
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  72%
 Selection  77%
 Food  79%
 Value  60%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  80%
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46
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 8/20
esjaygee  (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | February 13, 2014
Iíve been here a few times and for the most part, the service has been awful. Whether itís being shoehorned into a corner table where the people next to me bang into me or being ignored for 20 minutes by a waiter who proceeds to switch a beer on my sampler without asking, messes up the food order of a person with allergies and then never comes back to see if we need anything like another beer, this place has rubbed me the wrong way. The tap list is mostly Belgian Ė and while there are a few decent beers Ė itís mostly a ho-hum list unless you only like Belgians. The prices are pretty high, a trip here could set you back quite a bit. The food was okay. There are simply a lot of better affordable and friendly options in the immediate area for to ever want to step foot back into a place I now refer to as Cafť Sucktraal.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron  (107) Arizona | February 13, 2013| Updated February 13, 2014
moderate sized Belgian heavy selection but nothing out of the ordinary. Service is good to fair. Staff knowledge is hit and miss. Decent food, especially brunch. Some over-priced beers on the menu.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
luthertorrez  (12) Aurora, Colorado | January 19, 2013
Having been to Benelux and Cafe Centraal, Iíll just say the food is about equal, but the staff is much friendlier here. I suspect the location has a lot to do with that. Being from Colorado Iíve found the character in KK Ave to be far more unique than where Benelux is located. This would be a top choice for a good dining and drinking night out. My wifeís not a fan of beer, but Iíd still bring her here.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz  (61) Erin, Wisconsin | October 21, 2012
A little highbrow but good selection of imported stuff. Lots of taps. Above average food.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
coharahawk  (75) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | July 4, 2012
See my rating for Benelux. Better beer at sugar maple next door, better food at lulu across the street. With that in mind, I never find a reason to visit here.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel  (209) Chicago, Illinois | February 28, 2012
During last Milwaukee trip stopped in. Pretty cool Belgian cafe that serves a solid selection of Belgians on draft and by the bottle at reasonable prices. Nothing particularly shocking here but really pretty good selection. Kind of reminds me of some of the spots in Philadelphia. Nice.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
mrjaxson  (28) .08 Junction, Wisconsin | November 24, 2010
There are better beer selections in this great Bay View neighborhood, but it is hard to top the selection of Belgians (and American-made pseudo-Belgians) at Cafe Centraal. See for yourself at http://www.diablosrojos.us/admin/pdfs/cafecentraal_beer.pdf. The best food options are found on the weekend brunch menus (along with a heavenly section of Bloody Marys and spiked breakfast drinks--sorry if mentioning that is heresy on ratebeer.com!). The dinner menu is a bit limited. A good late-night choice is ordering a cone of frites and one or two dipping sauces.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
sunnyridge  (28) | April 5, 2010
Belgian beer lovers are lucky to have Centraal and its sister bars Hollander East Side and Hollander Wauwatosa. Outstanding selection of Belgians including Trappist biers. Very thoughtful choices and well picked Belgian style beers not from Belgium. I beleieve 20 tappers on hand.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
kmeves  (100) Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin | September 2, 2009
A great place in Bayview just down from the Sugar Maple. Extensive Belgian Beer selection in bottles as well as great food. Get the Muscles in white wine sauce, they are the best Iíve had in some time.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
beerwolf77  (11) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | July 10, 2009
This is a great place to eat and drink craft beer. Usually the two donít go hand in hand. The bar is huge so you can usually get a seat if you get there before 9. Iíve enjoyed some long drinking and eating sessions at this place.

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