Camino will be a cafe located in Milwaukee’s historic Walker’s Point. Located near downtown, this area has become a hotbed for the urban diner recently. Most of the restaurants that have opened up here recently have been of the more expensive, small-plate variety. The area has a definite need for a more casual, laid-back cafe that one could get a great sandwich at an affordable price.
The location I have leased has been vacant for about 8 years. There is some work to be done, for sure, but it has tremendous character. The space has Cream City brick walls, beautiful hard wood flooring, and the kitchen is right behind the bar, so patrons can watch the chef griddle up their favorite sandwich.
The concept for Camino is something I describe as a beer-centric sandwich cafe. We’ll specialize in panini-style sandwiches, soups and salads, charcuterie and cheese, and one of the best American craft beer lists in the city of Milwaukee. With a laid-back, casual atmosphere, Camino will be a place where people feel comfortable coming to several times a week, drawing new business into the Walker’s Point neighborhood.
Camino will also be involved with the community. We will have a $0 room charge for any charitable group that would like to hold an event at Camino. I will also be making annual donations to WWBIC (my trustee), who helped make this dream possible. Annual fund drives for St.Judes hospital, MDA, and the Wisconsin Humane Society will be performed as well.