Tricklebee Cafe

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

Menu (11/29):

Creamy Acorn Squash Soup (roasted acorn squash, onion, carrot, garlic, coconutmilk, homemade veggie stock, sage, & thyme)—vegan & GF

Sloppy Joe (roasted tofu [soy], onion, bell pepper, celery, BBQ sauce, ketchup, & brown sugar)—vegan [bread contains wheat]—open-face

Spectacular Slaw (green cabbage, shredded carrots, dried cranberries, & sunflower seeds in a dijon mustard vinaigrette)—vegan & GF

Baked Apple Crisp (contains oats, graham crackers, & cinnamon)—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.