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Alterra 68th St. Cafe Opens Sunday, June 30!

Announcing the opening of our newest cafe, located at the corner of 68th & Wells St. in Wauwatosa.  On Sunday, June 30 at 6:30am, Alterra 68th St. will open its doors!

Our first freestanding, dedicated cafe features two distinct spaces; one part masonry construction and the other a metal-roofed structure with six fully operable, windowed garage doors to minimize boundaries and give an outdoor feel. Other special features of the new cafe include a custom fireplace indoors and an outdoor patio fire pit that will provide a great gathering spot in almost any weather.

Designs followed the direction of artists Joe and Janice Niedzialkowski in collaboration with The Kubala Washatko Architects. The results lend themselves to a more engaging cafe experience that will change the way customers interact with the staff and the space.  "This was an opportunity to create exactly what we opposed to fitting it into an existing space, which also can yield great, unforeseen results," says Alterra co-owner Lincoln Fowler.

In addition to freshly brewed coffee (roasted by Alterra in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood), Letterbox Fine Teas, and expertly crafted espresso drinks, the cafe will serve up our own homemade baked goods, made from scratch and delivered fresh daily.  An extensive cafe food menu with a focus on locally sourced ingredients includes homemade soups, salads, breakfast burritos, wraps and more.  Another feature of the menu is a variety of sandwiches and specials served with Alterra Baking Company's new line of artisan breads.

The 68th St. cafe has been outfitted with a brewed-by-the-cup coffee bar where customers can select from a handful of fresh roasted coffees brewed using a manual pourover method. Alterra is also thrilled to join the ranks of Wisconsin craft brewers with the addition of two custom-brewed beers to its lineup of offerings. One Tun IPA and Cortado Imperial Stout were developed in-house by Alterra's director of coffee, George Bregar, and head roaster, Shawn Bigelow, both avid home brewers. The beers are available by the pint and will soon be followed by an additional seasonal offering.

This is an amazing, artful building. We are excited to open our doors, literally all of them, and become part of this great neighborhood!

Alterra 68th St. Cafe
6745 W. Wells St., Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Open Monday through Friday, 6am - 9pm & Saturday - Sunday, 6:30am - 9pm

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