Cafe Manna – Brookfield, WI

by vegandiva on December 8, 2009

Well this post is better late than never! Last month, after we went to the Milwaukee Art Museum to celebrate our Anniversary and Birthdays, we stopped at Cafe Manna in Brookfield, WI for lunch. The service was very attentive and friendly. They brought out a free appetizer to our table – the Cashew Coconut Hummus. Oh my goodness, it was absolutely delicious. I wasn’t sure how good it was going to be but we both loved it.

Cafe Manna

It was chilly out and we were starved from walking around the museum for a few hours. We decided to each get a bowl of their lentil soup. It was hearty and tasted like something I would make at home. It even had spinach in it. It also came with a dollop of tofu cilantro sour cream. I scooped mine out and gave it Rob.  I won’t touch “sour cream” unless it is in a baked good.

Cafe Manna

I ordered the Jamaican Spiced Lentil Burger which is served on rye bread (my favorite). I liked it but it wasn’t quite as boom-in-your-face flavorful as I was expecting. It also came with some roasted veggies.

Cafe Manna

Rob had the Crunchy Nutty Sandwich and he liked it. It was an assortment of veggies and guacamole on raw sprouted almond bread. It came with root chips and coleslaw.

Cafe Manna

Rob and I ended up liking each others sandwiches more so we switched sandwich halves. I thought the Crunch Nutty Sandwich was fabulous. I loved the almond bread. I had a few root chips too. I won’t touch coleslaw but Rob said he enjoyed it. As for the lentil burger, Rob thought it was super tasty. Overall, it was a really nice birthday meal. My only gripe would be it was a bit loud, not from music but from other patrons. For the first part of our meal, it was hard to hear one another, but once the crowd thinned out, it was easier to hear. It was fairly priced for a vegetarian restaurant. We each had an Izze to drink and with taxes and tip it was right around $50. We’d definitely stop by again next time we were in the area. As an added bonus, after we left, we stopped at the Penzey’s Spices store in Brookfield, WI :)

{ 2 comments }

Sara December 8, 2009 at 6:42 pm

you always find such interesting places to eat! both sandwiches look wonderful. happy anniversary and birthdays! :)

bekka February 18, 2010 at 11:28 am

yeah this place is lovely, I’m going there tonight. only, they got rid of a bunch of raw options so that makes me sad :(

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