Wantable’s new headquarters in Milwaukee opened late last year, with the café debuting a little over a month later. Note the street signage that invites external customers to the venue.
The café area of Wantable Café is bright with plenty of external light. The venue is open all day, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with plans to extend that to 9 p.m. later this year for extended happy hour socialization.
Seating arrangements balance social distancing safety with the promotion of social interaction to give customers a way to take a break from remote work isolation.
The caprese insalate, one of the selections on Wantable Café’s Small Plates menu, features mozzarella, Roma tomato, arugula, basil and a dressing of herbed oil and balsamic vinegar.
Another small plates item is this rustic bruschetta crostini featuring Roma tomato, onion, basil and balsamic vinegar dressing, all designed to be easily shared.
This Italian cured meats plate is one of the sharable menu items at Wantable Café. It incorporates hot calabrese, mortadella, pepperoni, prosciutto and crackers with bourbon mustard on the side for dipping.