Mother Fool's Coffeehouse first opened in the spring of 1994. At that time it was under the ownership of Jean Lister. Jean ran it for a year, creating a very homey and comfortable community space, then decided to move to Minneapolis. She sold the coffeehouse to us, Stephanie Rearick and Jon Hain, in June of 1995. We had met Jean when our old band, Your Mom SRO played at Mother Fool's.

We host open mics every month for poetry, stories and music. Every month features a new visual artist in the cafe.

We serve coffee from Collectivo.

Our baked goods -- muffins, cupcakes, cookies, and brownies -- come from East Side Ovens, also in Milwaukee. We chose East Side Ovens because they make some of the most delicious treats we've ever had -- and they're all vegan!

We also carry gluten-free vegan cookies from Bit Baking Company.

Donuts come from Level 5.

One of the missions of Mother Fool's is to show people that you can have wonderful treats without using animal products. We do not carry any dairy and, instead, make our drinks with oat or soy milk.

Click here to learn why Mother Fool's doesn't serve fish.

Here are travel directions.