Breakfast, Lunch, and Coffee Beans Roasted to order Downtown!
Besides coffee and espresso drinks, the cafe sells beans it roasts for home brewing. (Abyssinia Coffee Roasters is the name of the business’s roasting division.)
The café sells soup, chili, baked goods and breakfast and lunch sandwiches, topping out at $7. Sam’s Slam is a pressed sandwich of turkey, ham, provolone and basil, for example. Breakfast sandwiches include ones made with waffles, like one served with a salmon croquette.
Live Jazz 2nd and 4th Fridays
Sam Belton & Friends
Photography By Pat Robinson
Good cappuccino. And I take my cappuccinos very seriously. Very attentive and friendly service.
I would like to give a score of 4.5 stars-- it's not quite 5 star espresso, but still good. I'm giving it 5 stars to bring the overall average rating up.
City.Net Cafe is a warm family owned coffee house that caters to the novice coffee drinker to the expert extreme machiatto, drinkers. Although people may love coffee some still prefers herbal teas. They have a great selection of teas and awesome smoothies. Their staff is always personable and they always are asking if you need anything else to make sure your are not being ignored as in some other cafes.
I really enjoyed the jazz music and the cozy quaint seating that makes talking, reading of even having a personal meeting easy. his is a great place to stop if you like coffee. When I was there having a meeting I heard a group of Romanian expressing their delight on the wonderful tasting Biscotti. City.Net is certainly the place if you are looking for a warm and inviting place just to relax or have a high quality coffee, tea or sandwiches and salads.
Yay for the little guys! This was a great find on a morning walk thru downtown Milwaukee. It appears that downtown Milwaukee is limited on breakfast places.We didn't want a hotel breakfast, so we started walking and stumbled upon this place. The Jazz music was perfect for enjoying our coffee and egg/ham and cheese muffins. It was just what we were looking for!
The Perfect Place...
City.Net Cafe is a great addition to East Town. I drink espresso, machiatto, or cortados during the day and all three drinks have been consistent and well executed.
The owner and staff have been personable and made my experiences pleasurable.I especially appreciate that they use ceramic mugs for those drinking in the cafe. The music level is pleasant but not loud, a variety of seating is available (bar stools to comfy chairs), and they always have today's newspaper.
This is a great place to stop if you like coffee. I am not a Starbucks type of guy who wants to sit in a coffee shop for hours on end. I also don't drink flavored coffees or sugared type drinks, so I do not know if those are good here. If you are looking for a high quality coffee to break up your day, this is the perfect place.
- Justin T
"A Jazzman's Cafe!"
Tantalizing aromas of freshly roasted coffee and jazzy background music draw in customers to the CITY.NET Café at 306 E. Wisconsin Ave. The cafe opened for business on February 22. Many visitors to the cafe, now occupying the former Dunkin’ Donuts location, express a “finally” sigh upon talking to owner Sam Belton.
"A Jazzman's Cafe!"
CITY.NET Café may just be Milwaukee's jazziest place to enjoy a cup of joe. Located at 306 E. Wisconsin Ave., the coffee house prides itself on something extremely unique - live jazz. And if it's not live, you're still certain to hear the likes of Count Basie, Miles Davis and John Coltrane playing through the speakers.
Owner Sam Belton, a jazz percussionist and former music teacher in Milwaukee's inner city, opened CITY.NET Café downtown just last year. Prior to his downtown location, he operated CITY.NET at 72nd and Burleigh, and before that he ran a coffee shop on the lower level of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.
While the music is one perk, another reason CITY.NETstands out from the crowd is that Belton roasts his own coffee under the label Abyssinia Coffee Roasters. Abyssinia sources organic beans from around the globe and roasts them in small batches. Customers can also purchase Abyssinia beans for home brewing.
Aside from a very fresh cup of coffee, customers can also order coffee and espresso drinks, teas, smoothies, SAMiches, salads, soups and desserts.