Tricklebee Cafe

A pay-what-you-can community café that offers healthy meals, food-service training, & spiritual nourishment.


On 2/22 our dining room will be closed due to unintentionally delayed renovations.

Menu (2/22):

Vibrant Vegetable Soup (contains green beans, corn, onion, potato, celery, carrot, tomato, garlic, & herbs)—vegan & GF

Eggless Salad on Multigrain Bread (contains tofu [soy], celery, vegenaise, mustard, & dill pickle relish)—vegan [bread contains wheat]

Sunshiny Salad (butter lettuce w/ craisins & sunflower seeds in a maple dijon vinaigrette)—vegan & GF

Cinnamon Applesauce (topped w/ brown sugar)—vegan & GF

Lemonade (contains agave)

Hot Herbal Tea or Hot Green Tea or Coffee


Our much-awaited Tricklebee Cafe cookbook and accompanying comic book are here, and they are sailing off the shelf!
The cookbook contains 15 of our favorite customer-approved plant-based recipes.
The original comic book is written and illustrated by our kitchen assistant Julio Nieves.
The set is available for $20.00 at the cafe. 

To order your set online & have it shipped to you, click here.


Check out this stellar video:

Commissioned by Milwaukee Opera TheatreHome Cooked Heroes is a spoken-word opera with text by Milwaukee poet Brit Nicole, and music by Milwaukee-based musician Ms. Lotus Fankh. Together, with staff and volunteers from Tricklebee Café, they explore what it means to operate a pay-what-you-can restaurant from the center of a food desert, revealing how simple acts of generosity can transform a neglected building into a thriving hive of connection and community.