Are you looking for a restaurant that serves up some awesome vegan and/or vegetarian food in the Milwaukee area? I've got the place for you! You MUST check out Café Manna in Brookfield! They have absolutely AMAZING food! I was so impressed with their menu because they offered such a great variety of choices. They offer vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and raw choices (yep, no meat)! I couldn't hide my excitement and my husband couldn't help but to chuckle to himself a bit! He was probably thinking, "What kind of place did my wife bring me to now?" Eh, he knows me...I'm always full of surprises!
This cute little café is Wisconsin's first certified green restaurant! They use local ingredients as much as possible and the ingredients are either grown organically or by using sustainable farming practices. I feel that the food is decently priced taking into consideration the quality of the ingredients. The portions are pretty generous. The food is amazing. The service is great. What more could you ask for?
They started us out with a free cashew hummus platter. I apologize for the terribly blurry photo. My camera lens on my phone was dirty! We've never had a cashew hummus before and we both agreed that it tasted great! It was slightly sweet and it wasn't heavily seasoned. I think it was the perfect way to start out!
Argh, time to clean that camera lens! We ordered a cup of the watermelon gazpacho soup and it was absolutely delicious and a perfect refresher for the hot summer day because it was served cold! Don't worry, I finally figured out that it was my lens that was dirty and not my picture taking skills.
Ta da! What a world of a difference that a clean lens makes! This dish is the Vegan Pad Thai. It also comes vegetarian if you wish. This came with a side of hot chili sauce. Oh. My. Goodness. This dish was absolutely amazing!!! It's actually the BEST Vegan Pad Thai that I've had yet! I was absolutely in-love and it was hard not to eat the whole dish but I was saving room for dessert!
This is what my husband ordered! It's the Raw Lasagna and it's also vegan! Props to my hubby for ordering this awesome nutritious dish! This dish had a huge "WOW" factor. It was just absolutely amazing and it pretty much left me speechless as to how good it tasted. I think I could eat this every day and not get sick of it!
Doesn't this picture just make you stop to drool? It looks just as great as it tastes! This is the Raw Cheesecake which is also vegan. The flavors vary per the Chef and the flavor that day happened to be Chocolate Cherry. I think my heart stopped when our waitress said that because chocolate and cherries are two of my favorite things! We ordered one slice per each of us...if I would've known how generous their slices were then I would've ordered one and shared! However, I didn't have any trouble finishing it off! This cheesecake was absolutely delicious! I was very impressed with the texture of it; very smooth and very much like a regular cheesecake but not quite as dense, which I think is even better! Ha! Take that dairy cheesecakes...you have been conquered by something better and it's not full of animal products! Ok, I'll compose my excitement now. Seriously, you need to try this so save room for dessert!
Overall, our service was great! I really liked our waitress because she was extremely informative, passionate about the restaurant and the food, and was very attentive. We really had a great time and we will definitely be going back again! I highly recommend this restaurant to any vegans and/or vegetarians out there as well as the meat eaters because I believe that you won't be missing your meat if you know what good food is all about!