We will soon be transforming a portion of the entrance area of the Café at The Pfister with a barista counter offering guests gourmet coffee on the go and freshly basked pastries and other items. This week, we’ve begun a six-week renovation project of the Café at The Pfister, located on the lobby level of the hotel, which is scheduled for completion at the end of March.
The renovation plans for the space include incorporating a patisserie into the entrance of the café with casual seating and a Starbucks® barista counter. The patisserie area will feature in-house gourmet pastries and desserts from Chef Robert Ash and his culinary team. The majority of the existing Café will remain as originally designed in order to retain the style and reputation it has earned throughout the years.
“Along with the addition of the patisserie and Starbucks counter, the entire café will be freshened up cosmetically,” says Joe Kurth, general manager of The Pfister Hotel. “The main dining room will have a more open feel and will allow for additional seating. In addition to the redesign of the entrance to the café offering guests-on-the-go more options, we will continue to serve the timeless classics our loyal customers love.”
The kitchen of Café at The Pfister will remain open with unchanged hours for the duration of the renovation project through the end of March, but service will be changing locations. Monday through Friday from 6am-2pm, café service for breakfast and lunch will take place in Rouge, the ballroom on the lobby level of the hotel. On Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30am-2pm, café service will take place in Mason Street Grill.
Read more about the renovation from Jeff Sherman of OnMilwaukee.com. Cafe at the Pfister is getting a makeover., Ann Christenson of Milwaukee Magazine: Quest for Croissant