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Fiddleheads opens its first Milwaukee cafe Thursday on Water Street

Thiensville-based Fiddleheads Coffee roaster is opening its first Milwaukee cafe on Thursday, in downtown’s BMO Tower at 790 N. Water St. 

The cafe is off the lobby but has its own entrance for the public on Water Street. It’s also a link between the ground floors of the 25-story tower and the neighboring 770 North Building. 

The new Fiddleheads cafe at 790 N. Water St. is in space that connects the BMO Tower and 770 North Building downtown. The cafe has its own entrance on Water Street.

The cafe itself can seat 49, but a multilevel common area beyond it has room for customers to distance themselves further.

Besides serving coffee and espresso drinks, the cafe sells baked goods and breakfast and lunch menu items. Customers can order at the counter in person or online at the roaster’s website, fiddleheadscoffee.com, or through its app.

Hours downtown are different from other Fiddleheads cafe hours. It’s open 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. It’s closed on Sundays.

Cafe manager Sarah Mount behind the counter and Ezra Quint were getting the new Fiddleheads cafe ready Wednesday for its debut Thursday. "Feels good that it is happening," Mount said. "We'll be excited when that first transaction happens." Besides ordering at the counter, customers can order through the coffee roaster's website or app.

The new café is Fiddleheads’ seventh in operation. Other Fiddleheads cafes are in Cedarburg, Grafton, Menomonee Falls, Thiensville, Mequon and Shorewood, which opened in January.

Contact dining critic Carol Deptolla at [email protected] or (414) 224-2841, or through the Journal Sentinel Food & Home page on Facebook. Follow her on Twitter at @mkediner or Instagram at @mke_diner.