Vegan Foods

New vegan restaurant on the East Side of Milwaukee


MILWAUKEE – Looking for something new to eat in Milwaukee? Well, look no further. One of the newest restaurants in town is sure to satisfy your taste buds and in a way that might be new to you.

Presentation of Place Lafayette. It’s a vegan brunch spot on the East Side of Milwaukee, at 1978 N. Farwell Ave. This is actually the same place that the Celesta vegan restaurant previously occupied.

Amy Plennes, the co-owner, decided to open The Lafayette Place because she saw a need for vegan food in the city, especially after Celesta closed.

“I think there is a growing vegan community that is in need of delicious food,” Plennes said.

For worried carnivores and omnivores, the food is delicious. Don’t be put off by the vegan theme. Everything they cook, from cauliflower-based chorizo ​​burrito to southern po’boy, is delicious.

“I think the right flavor combinations are universal. Whether you’re a vegan or not, if something tastes good, it sells on its own, ”Plennes said.

Also on the menu, smoothies, pastries, coffee and old-fashioned coffee.

Plus, all entrees cost between $ 9 and $ 13.

The owners of The Lafayette Place, Angie Wierzbinski and Plennes, are also the owners of the National Cafe in Walker’s Point.

They took over the space when Celesta suddenly announced it was closing.

“We were just as surprised as everyone else was shutting down,” Plennes said.

As to why Celesta closed, we still don’t have an exact answer.

“It had nothing to do with the business itself, it was his personal life that took him in another direction,” Plennes said.

The space was already converted into a restaurant, but Plennes and Wierzbinski made many changes to the interior of the restaurant to make it their own.

Place Lafayette is open Thursday to Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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