– Cafe India, an Indian-American fusion restaurant, will be
opening a second location in Bay View this spring, according
to a statement released by Milwaukee Alderman Tony
Work to remodel its location at 2201 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
has begun. Owner Rakesh Rehen said that when renovations are
complete, the restaurant will feature a brand new kitchen, a
remodeled casual dining space, a full bar and an outdoor
hookah bar patio and dining space.
The restaurant is expected to open in March, according to a
“I’m very excited to be able to expand my restaurant’s brand
into such an exciting, thriving neighborhood,” Rehen said.
“Alderman Zielinski reached out to me when he heard about my
situation, told me that there’s no better place for a
small-scale, up-and-coming business to call home and even
helped me find a building to move into.”
The new restaurant will feature the same menu as his
existing restaurant in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point
neighborhood at 605 S. 1st St. His menu focuses on
traditional Indian food, but also offers some
“I’m pleased to welcome Mr. Rehen and Café India to the Bay
View neighborhood,” Alderman Zielinski said. “His business
is an excellent addition to the unique and vibrant fabric
that makes Bay View the hottest neighborhood in Milwaukee.”