Cafe Manna

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 16 reviews )

3815 N Brookfield Rd, Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA, 53045

Vegetarian restaurant offering a varied menu including gluten-free options. Sandwiches, full meals, vegan chocolate cake, and more. Café was built from eco-friendly building materials and offers eco-friendly carry-out containers. Uses organic, local, and sustainable farm produce. Uses a reverse osmosis water purification system. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out

Reviews (16)

First Review by tdawg

Good vegan food in Cheesehead country? Yes, it's true! - Edit

So happy to find this on my recent trip to Wisconsin! I had the Jamaican Lentil Burger, it was fantastic!

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Outstanding Restaurant -- From a Spoiled Californian - Edit

This restaurant is outstanding! I had dishes unlike anything I had tried before, and all was perfect.

There was a cauliflower dish with soba noodles that was so unexpected. It had a bit of a Japanese flare. The cauliflower was deep fried and coated in a delicate salty sauce. There was edamame, carrots, and the surprise of a specially prepared celery. I know, celery -- but when I bit into it there was a crunch and delicate flavor almost like a snap pea. I don't know how they did it! It was in a delicious coconut based sauce.

The vegan chocolate ganache cake was outstanding -- almost tasted like a buttercream. The fresh berries were perfectly ripe and sweet. You could tell they picked out the best ones, without any sourness. In February, that was quite a feat.

The service was great. The coffee with almond milk very good.

They aren't cheap, but they rival any high-end veg restaurant in San Francisco. And it's in Brookfield! Highly recommended!

Pros: expertly prepared, very flavorful, beautifully designed with exotic wood floors

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Cafe Manna made me feel right at home - Edit

Outstanding food with a huge variety on the menu. I'm vegan and raw, and I brought a friend who is vegetarian. There was ample choices for both of us.

I was in Milwaukee for a conference, and pretty hungry by the time I got there. I brought enough take home to last me on the flight the next day. It was the best food that I've ever had traveling away from home.

Staff was gracious, and recommended some excellent choices from the menu. Service was prompt, meals were generous and flavorful, atmosphere was warm and inviting.

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One of my favorites! - Edit

I have been to Café Manna several times and have never been disappointed. I have never had trouble getting a table. The hummus and pita chips they bring you at the beginning are yummy. They have a page of specials as well as a set menu. Raw, vegan, and gluten free options are always labeled.
Bonus tip: You get a free dessert on your birthday!! This is great as their desserts are very good and they always have at least 1 vegan option.

Pros: Vegan, GF, raw options labeled, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Can be a little expensive

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Great Food - Always a Pleasure - Edit

I am always amazed at the options available to me as a vegan when I view the menu. It actually takes me awhile to decide. I love how items are marked for me, so I don't have to ask about ingredients. I am willing to pay more for organic and locally-sourced food. I also appreciate the environmentally-friendly atmosphere and to-go containers. No guilt in coming to this place.

Pros: well-marked food-raw, vegan, gluten-free, no meat offered, environmentally conscious

Cons: price, distance from my home

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2nd time there was in Dec 2015 - Edit

We were so excited to return.
The cashew hummus they brought was nice needed salt though.
I had the bean burger. What a disappointment. The driest
I dont know if it was old or had been in the freezer but a boca burger would have been better. The sauce was good but I didnt eat it. The Sweet potato fried were good.
We had the vegan cake and it was also super dry. I make vegan cake all the time and its not dry. we didnt finish it. We love the vegan cake at Beans and BArley,never dry. Bf had the same sandwich he always gets. He didnt like it so.. not sure if they just let standards slip or what. Way too expensive to have dry bad food. We will try one more time . if its bad , we will stick to Beans and BArley

Pros: Service is excellent, Nice atmosphere, wine is delicious

Cons: food dry and inconsistant, they dont season properly

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uniquely delicious - Edit

they have some interesting and tasty dishes. try the peace bowl.

Pros: a lot of vegan options, tasty tea

Cons: expensive

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Good food, nice atmosphere! - Edit

I are here yesterday and was very happy. They bring out some hummas and chips as a free appetizer and that was a pleasant surprise. I had a dish off the specials menu and it was good, the tempeh was a little bland but I mentioned it and they bought me a drink to make up for it. Although it's a bit pricey I would definitely suggest this place. I am excited to go back and try some other dishes! And you can't beat an all vegetarian restaurant.

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Man, Manna's delicious - Edit

-Extremely nice, very thorough, and well-informed waitress.
-Liked being able to sample the Limonade. Was delicious.
-My partner and I shared the Tu-No Melt and the Veggie Stack (special).
-The Veggie Stack was very good, but I would try other things next time. Was similar to a potato pancake. I liked the vegetables between the main layers more than the layers themselves.
-The Tu-No melt, however, was simply to-die-for. I have missed eating Tuna, and this was a fantastic alternative. The tempeh was not as I anticipated. (I thought it would be a kind of patty, like when you buy tempeh in the store.) It was instead an excellent mixture,. more like separate seeds/beans type texture mixed in with everything else. The celery was not too strong, and neither was the dill. The bread was perfectly crunchy.
-The Tu-No melt was accompanied by a fruit salad, which was arguably the best fruit salad I've ever had. (Tons of fresh crushed raspberry over apples and blueberries.)
-It was a bit more pricy than we expected, but well worth it.
-Admittedly a strange thing to mention in a review, but was maybe one of the nicest bathrooms ever encountered in a restaurant. The women's restroom had all kids of toiletries including scope, feminine products, etc. It just goes to show how this restaurant has made a conscious effort to do many things right and not cut corners.

Pros: Excellent, high quality food, Excellent waitress, Excellent experience overall

Cons: A bit too expensive (but still worth it)

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Absolutely great restaurant! - Edit

This is a GREAT restaurant! This is the second time I have eaten here and I'm so glad I returned. I can now say it is consistently wonderful! During this visit we ordered the Pepita Guacamole Potato Skins and Tu-No Melt. Both dishes were of a very high quality and full of flavor. (They also make a great cup of coffee!) This restaurant is definitely worth a visit!

Pros: Wonderful food, Great service, Clean, asthetically pleasing decor

Cons: Little pricey, Location is inconvenient

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Make reservations - Edit

We went on a Saturday night and they said we needed reservations. So they had an 8pm opening and we came back in two hours. The place was lovely... food was well presented and very good. Had some original food dishes. They pride themselves on thier green building. The bathroom was nice with complimentary toiletries, Yet they have products that do animal testing and are not organic. I hope that they change that cause otherwise it was just perfect.

Pros: great atmosphere, fancy food, gluten free and raw options

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Extreme Disappointment - Edit

We had wanted to eat at Cafe Manna for quite some time and finally got the chance, only to leave very disappointed. The food was very bland or oddly spiced. If you're a foodie yuppie who likes to be overcharged on not-so-good food, then this is the place for you. The atmosphere was very stuffy. I was so excited about this restaurant because of them being eco-friendly. I wish I could write a good review, but there's really nothing good to say about our experience with them.

Pros: eco-friendly, raw options, locally obtained food

Cons: overpriced, bland, stuffy atmosphere

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favorite restaurant in wisconsin - Edit

this place is great to have in the mke area. i have the green juice every time i visit. lots of FRESH menu options. meals are always tasty and worth the price. very friendly staff, clean restaurant, and upscale atmosphere. biodegradable packaging used for to go orders, even utensils.

Pros: location, raw menu items, friendly staff

Cons: NONE

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it was so nice - Edit

it was so nice to go to a restaurant and not have to dissect the menu.

Pros: gluten free items, vegan items , non smoking

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Now Raw and/or Vegan! - Edit

Awesome chef who has added raw and vegan labels to a ton of the already 100% vegetarian restaurant, including a raw dessert that is ao amazing you'll never want a cooked one again! Specials of the day for raw food menu items starting soon:)

Pros: healthy & friendly, raw food, vegan food

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Healthy and Fresh! - Edit

The GREEN Juice makes you feel like you are getting healthier while you drink it! All of the items are very creative and inviting. Can't wait to try them all... but then they will have to expand the menu. Very green atmosphere with bamboo sustainable flooring, gorgeous lighting and even environmentally friendly PAINT on the walls. Beautiful giant paintings of veggies adorn the walls. The owner is very friendly and welcomes questions or comments. I am very glad to see them doing well, it is nice to have another vegetarian only restaurant in the area!

Pros: healthy fresh food, very friendly staff, no smoking

Cons: no specials

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