Cafe Manna in Brookfield is celebrating its 10-year
anniversary with a
three-day celebration starting Feb. 18.
BROOKFIELD — Sprouting from a personal need for healthy
food and nutrition, Cafe Manna’s founder Robin Kasch
will celebrate her restaurant’s 10-year anniversary next
Manna — located at 3815 N. Brookfield Road #100 in
Brookfield — touts being the first entirely vegetarian
restaurant in the greater Milwaukee area. Kasch will
host a three-day anniversary celebration starting Feb.
16 with gift card giveaways and a special menu full of
her patrons’ favorite dishes from the past decade.
After facing some challenging health issues, Kasch
founded the restaurant in 2008 “out of necessity”
because her limited diet also limited the restaurants
she could go to in the Milwaukee area.
visiting her daughter in Los Angeles, Kasch and her
husband stepped into a vegan restaurant and “as soon as
we walked in, I knew this was the path I wanted to
take,” she said.
One of Cafe Manna's popular vegetarian dishes, the Peace
Bowl mixes together seasonal vegetables, basmati rice
and yellow curry sauce.
Kasch took what information she could from the vegan
restaurant owner and applied it to finding a location
and suppliers in Brookfield. A year later, Cafe Manna
started churning out healthful food and its eco-friendly
used food as part of a regimen for my healing. I learned
the power of making the proper food choices to support
my body in healing,” Kasch said in a statement. “I
founded Cafe Manna so that I could eat a wider variety
of nutritious foods and so I could support the greater
community in the same way.”
Manna offers vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and living
raw meals made from scratch. It was one of the first
full-service eateries in the state to receive a 3 star
certification with the Green Restaurant Association of
America. It was required to install energy-efficient
equipment and use non-toxic paint as well as recycled or
use no plastics or Styrofoam, and there are no deep
fryers or microwaves on the premises,” Kasch said in a
small patio offers outside dining during the warmer
months at Cafe Manna in Brookfield.
hours and eats
eclectic assortment of fresh and simple dishes fills
Cafe Manna’s menu, like a Peace Bowl with basmati rice,
seasonal vegetables and a coconut curry sauce or the
Exotic Salad with greens topped with avocado, jicima,
cucumber and quinoa. Dishes range from $7 to $18.
Manna will have new hours starting Feb. 18: Tuesday
through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. It is closed Mondays.
more information or a peek at the full menu, visit