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When you're craving authentic Southern food but want to avoid the Downtown crowds, go north to Lindsay Heights, where Coffee Makes You Black is serving up consistently comforting soul food and Milwaukee's Alterra coffee. Formerly a bank building that went unoccupied for years, CMYB transformed the space into a bright and roomy spot for Southern favorites, including a killer chicken & waffles platter and a fried catfish sandwich as good as any you'd find in, say, Louisiana -- and a much-needed community feel in an oft-overlooked neighborhood. You can gather with locals for its Friday night fish fry or Sunday night soul food dinner, and you'll want to keep an eye out for jazz and poetry performances, too.

Coffee Makes You Black Milwaukee
Milwaukee

Coffee Makes You Black

Coffee Makes You Black

When you're craving authentic Southern food but want to avoid the Downtown crowds, go north to Lindsay Heights, where Coffee Makes You Black is serving up consistently comforting soul food and Milwaukee's Alterra coffee. Formerly a bank building that went unoccupied for years, CMYB transformed the space into a bright and roomy spot for Southern favorites, including a killer chicken & waffles platter and a fried catfish sandwich as good as any you'd find in, say, Louisiana -- and a much-needed community feel in an oft-overlooked neighborhood. You can gather with locals for its Friday night fish fry or Sunday night soul food dinner, and you'll want to keep an eye out for jazz and poetry performances, too.