September 25, 2012

The INdustri Café {Milwaukee}

If you live in Milwaukee and hear about a great new restaurant, it's likely in Walker's Point.  The INdustri Café is no exception.  Chris and I dined there for the first time tonight and we both loved it.  It was the promise of "dueling tacos" on Facebook that lured Chris in :)

He enjoyed both a fish taco and pork taco, which comes with rice and beans for only $5 on Tuesdays.  I chose a grilled chicken sandwich with goat cheese and roasted red peppers, which I really liked.  You might be wondering why a "vegetarian" food blogger would order chicken.  I never cook meat at home, but will occasionally order meat when dining out.
Chris really wanted to get a bloody mary tonight after sampling the non-alcoholic version at Milwaukee's Big Taste this summer but settled for local beer instead (Milwaukee Ale House and Lakefront Brewery).  Below is a photo I took of the sample size version we tried this summer.

I read reviews on Trip Advisor, Yelp and Urbanspoon this evening before going to see if any particular dishes were recommended, but it was the bloodies that everyone raved about in their reviews.  Next time we'll go for brunch and get a bloody mary!

We really liked the atmosphere and decor of INdustri Café.  Too many restaurants are loud and crowded, which can make it difficult to enjoy a night out.  I wish restaurants like this were closer to where we live, but it's always worth the drive to avoid the chain restaurant nightmare that we're surrounded by in the suburbs.
This randomly ended up being a Walker's Point week for us.  We're excited to do Milwaukee Food Tour's first Walker's Point tour this Friday, then on Sunday we're going to both Stack'd and Braise.

So many places in Walker's Point have been recommended and we're doing our best to try them one-by-one.  That list includes C. 1880, La Merenda, Chez Jacques, Zak's Café, Crazy Water, and The Noble.

Almost next door to INdustri is the Clock Shadow Building which houses both Clock Shadow Creamery and Purple Door Ice Cream.  I really wanted to visit during Doors Open Milwaukee this past weekend, but didn't get a chance to.  I hope to make it there soon!


  1. Industri Cafe has always been a reliable choice for us. In fact, we were headed there last Fri night when I remembered La Merenda. I need to start keeping a list on me to refer to when we are making last minute dining out decisions. I've heard good things about The Noble and Crazy Water too. I'll be looking forward to hearing how you like everything you are doing this weekend!

  2. I can't wait to see your Walker's Point post. They are totally right when they say it's an up-and-coming neighborhood.

  3. I haven't been to any of these yet but they all are on my list. I have had Clock Shadow's quark and need to go see the shop and buy a ton!

  4. Sounds delicious--love both fish and pork tacos! Kids do ballet in the area, so I have a perfect excuse to venture out!