Updates & Notices

Riverwest Co-op Cafe is Tops in Wisconsin!

Our cafe was selected as one of Wisconsin's best vegetarian restaurants by Culture Trip! This international site which scopes out and reports on international culture is letting the world know that our kitchen knows vegan. A big congrats to Todd, Nik, Gina, Scott, Dan, and all of our incredible kitchen volunteers for getting this much-deserved shout-out!

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Annual General Meeting!

Mark your calendars for this years Annual General Meeting!

Polish Falcon
May 24


Spaghetti Dinner!!!

This coming Saturday, January 17th will be our annual Spaghetti Dinner! As always, we'll have vegan and meat options and gluten-free pasta available. We'll have salad, bread and coffee as well. The indomitable Tom Schwark will perform live. 

If you'd like, bring your own plates and utensils to help reduce waste. And feel free to bring a dessert to share with everyone!
The event is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6-12 years old and free for kiddos under 6. All proceeds to go helping out the Co-op. Last year, the spaghetti dinner bought our patio furniture. 
Finally, if you'd like the meal on the house, we could use a hand with set up and cleanup, and working in the kitchen. If you'd like to help out, please email Nichali our volunteer coordinator at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hope to see you on Saturday

Seitan Phillies 2014 Schedule!

It's softball season again! Your Seitan Phillies play Thursdays at Pumping Station Park (across from Colectiva on Humboldt). And new this year, pickup games between the Phillies and YOU! Come play every Sunday through July 11th, at 4 pmat Pumping Station Park.

May 22nd  at 8:30 pm vs. Juuust a Bit Outside
May 29th at 8:30 pm vs. Tracks III
June 5th at 7:30 pm vs. Colectivo
June 12th at 7:30 pm vs. Mke Catholic Home
June 19th at 6:30 pm vs. Fighting Sheep
June 26 at 6:30 pm 
vs. Juuust a Bit Outside

July 10th at 6:30 pm vs. Tracks III
July 17th at 8:30 pm vs. Colectivo
July 24th at 8:30 pm vs. Mke Catholic Home
July 31st at 7:30 pm vs. Fighting Sheep


May's Fresh News

Our May newsletter is here, with lots going on this month. 
Saturday, May 10th is the annual Milwaukee Area Fair Trade Crawl. Stop by the Co-op and other local businesses for specials on Fair Trade products.This year's Crawl ends with live music, fair trade coffee and treats, and prizes at the Public House from 4-8 pm.
Looking to show your mom you love her without a Hallmark card? The store will have bouquet and mini herb gardens from volunteer Sally Vande Wyst's Milwaukee Flower Company, as well as locally-made cards and locally-made chocolate from Indulgence Chocolatiers and Tabal Chocolate. Sally's bouquets--made with U.S. and locally-grown flowers--will be available each weekend in May.
May's Local Friday producer is Indulgence Chocolatiers. All of their creative flavors, made in the Walkers Point neighborhood, will be 10% off each Friday in May. They'll also be on sale May 17th from 10 am to 1 pm when Indulgence visits the store to offer us a tasting. 

2015 Annual Meeting & Member Potluck


The Riverwest Co-op is more just a place to buy fresh kale or a Seitan Philly.It’s a cooperative—a community that shares a vision of food for people, not for profit.

In order to make that vision into a reality everyday, we need the participation of our member-owners. Come share some food with your neighbors, vote for our board of directors, and tell us your thoughts!

2014 Annual Meeting & Potluck
Falcon Bowl
4 pm Potluck
5-7 pm Meeting