Coffee Shops with Vegan Options
Soy milk and even almond milk are becoming common vegan coffee options in cafes and restaurants across Milwaukee. You won't have a problem finding one near you.
Colectivo - (formerly Alterra) They have several locations throughout the city of Milwaukee, offering soy or almond milk in any of their coffee drinks. Their chai concentrate is Rishi (local, and vegan), and they sometimes have a couple of vegan smoothies on the menu. Vegan food options are very limited, though--even the "bretzels" (soft pretzels) have butter, but the bread is generally vegan. They have a hummus wrap that's available year-round and occasionally some specials. Ask your server if you're looking for vegan options.
Anodyne - They have a cafe in the Bay View and Walker's Point neighborhoods that offer soy/almond milk in their coffee drinks. Last I checked they often carry a small selection of East Side Ovens vegan bakery.
Stone Creek Coffee - They offer both soy and almond milk in their drinks and as of Sept 1, 2016, they have the following vegan food options: coconut & cashew granola bar, almond-chocolate-cherry granola bar, breakfast square, banana bran muffin, and pumpkin cranberry bundt cake.
Beans and Barley - This east side restaurant offers soy and almond milk in any of their coffee drinks as well as a menu with several vegan options, vegan bakery items and a small grocery store to pick up any tasty vegan supplies.
Dream Lab - Opened in early 2018, this place aims to bridge the gap between coffee shop and art studio. Grab your pencils and paints and go have a coffee and East Side Ovens vegan bakery!
Bella Cafe - Located in the 3rd Ward and Sendick's Towne Center in Brookfield, they offer soy milk as an option in their drinks.
Brewed on Brady - This cafe offers soy milk in their coffee drinks and several vegan food options including breakfast, sandwiches, soups, burritos and desserts.
Cafe Centraal - Soy milk is an option in any of their coffee drinks. They often have almond milk as well, but last time I asked the waiter had to get it from their basement refrigerator, so if you really want almond milk have them double check. They have a few salads that can be made vegan as well as other options depending on the season.
Dryhootch - The location on Brady Street is a coffee shop run by veterans and offers a vegan milk option. I haven't visited yet, but I was told that "Any coffee, any size, any flavor is $2 on Tuesdays."
Fuel Cafe - Although I don't see their coffee drinks on their web site, they definitely have them and they offer soy milk as an option. They also have several vegan sandwiches and amazing vegan chili served only on the weekends.
Comet Cafe - I don't see their coffee drinks listed on their menu, but they do have them and offer soy milk as an option. Also, they have tons of delicious vegan options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Hi-Fi Cafe - Located in the Bay View neighborhood, they offer a large selection of coffee drinks and offer almond milk as an option in any of them. They have vegan chili, a hummus plate, some salads and a few sandwiches that could be made vegan if you remove the cheese or mayo.
The National - Located at 9th and National, they offer soy milk in their coffee drinks, as well as a few vegan selections for both breakfast or lunch.
Rochambo - Another great coffee house on Brady Street--they offer carrageenan-free hemp and vanilla coconut non-dairy alternatives as well as several snacks that are vegan They also have a large selection of loose leaf teas, beer and wine.
Starbucks--Ahhh, Starbucks--there's a ton of them across the city of Milwaukee and you can find soy (and now coconut) milk at any of them. The vegan food selection is limited, but you may be able to find a salad or modified sandwich. Here's a great site that lists all your vegan options at Starbucks.
Sven's - Located in Bay View. They offer soy milk in their coffee drinks and I believe if you ask for a vegan sandwich, they have one, but it's not on the menu right now--I believe it was called "The Amsterdam," but I'm not totally sure. They may also have a vegan salad available.
Whole Foods - Located on the East Side, they offer soy or almond milk if you ask for it. They also have several vegan options available throughout the store including bakery, vegan pizza and lots of choices at the salad bar.
Brewing Grounds - They are located on the East Side and run by volunteers, so they are a little unpredictable, but they do offer soy milk in their coffee drinks as well as hot chocolate.