Last August, Milwaukee learned that former Taqueria Aztec chef Francisco Sanchez and business partner Ruben Piirainen were planning to open Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery at 3216 S. Howell Avenue, in the former site of Gouda Girls. Bay View’s first true breakfast and lunch concept restaurant was originally projected to open in spring, but was hampered with delays that pushed the cafe’s opening date back. On July 5, almost a full year since Sabrosa’s plans were announced, the restaurant will finally open.
According to Sabrosa’s Facebook page, Wednesday will mark the roughly 40-capacity restaurant’s first day in business. The menu features a bevy of signature breakfast dishes, as well as scrambles, omelettes, Mexican breakfast favorites, pancakes, melts, tacos, and cocktails (including coffee cocktails). Milwaukee photographer Timothy Abler’s “A Salvatorian Monastery” will be Sabrosa’s first exhibition.
Sabrosa’s hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends.