I've been to this place about 5 times, and not only is the coffee and food good, so is the discussion. Fuel is right in the nook of Riverwest and the ghetto of Milwaukee, so once you cross over, it's an entirely different world. You go from having (mainly) black people mean ...moremugging you as you drive past to a world where race is irreverent, everyone is equal, and discussing how putrid and crooked our country can be as you inhale the secondhand smoke from the skinny, dirty-looking punk sitting next to you or inhale your own smoke. Either way, you're gonna get an earful and come back home opinionated, buzzed from the caffeine and nicotine or stuffed from the sandwiches, but generally feeling good about having been there.view less
A nice selection of fresh pastries, pies and coffee daily. My favorite is a choco-chai and the breakfast pizza. Lunch fare is not the same ol' same ol' and served in a nice, welcoming and comfortable setting. Service is consistently pleasant. A bit pricey but very good.
We've been to this coffee house 2-3 times over the past year or so. The coffee drinks were made well & the barristas were pleasant. The decor is unique and kind of hip, as the building clearly used to be an automobile service station.