Milwaukie Cafe is a collaboration between two long time Portland restaurant veterans, Chauncey Roach and Shea Pirtle.  The two met over a decade ago while both working at Nostrana.  Shea worked for the past 11 years at the classic Sellwood restaurant Gino's, doing almost every job imaginable there. Chauncey cooked at the Mingo restaurants followed by a short stint cooking in Italy and and Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham Alabama.  For the last few years he has been bartending at some pretty rad bars like The Bit House Saloon and he started the short lived but cutting edge bar program at Racion. The pair will bring their knowledge to Milwaukie where they will prepare simple, delicious Italian inspired food while pouring Water Avenue coffee and espresso and selling affordable beers and wine both local and from top producers world wide.


Some of Our Favorites —


Baked Eggs

Seasonal veggies and sweet potatoes baked with 2 eggs.  We always offer a couple of versions of this dish


Breakfast Sandwich

Scrambled Egg with pimento cheese and sausage or pork belly.


Homemade Biscuits

We make buttermilk biscuits from scratch everyday.  We serve them up in a variety of meat, egg, veggie, and cheese arrangements.  Sausage and Grape Jelly is one of our favorites.



Polenta Bowls

Milwaukie's own Bob's Red Mill polenta with served up creamy and delicious.  We always have polenta with seasonal veggies and pesto. We also always do a breakfast style bowl with scrambled eggs, cheddar and sausage or bacon.  We have rotating seasonal bowls as well.

Brisket and Collards

Slow cooked beef brisket and braised collard greens.  We put them on top of creamy polenta or on a ciabatta roll, top it with some house made hot sauce and sea salt.








9401 SE 32nd Ave
Milwaukie, OR 97222



Closed Tuesdays

Mon-Fri, 6am-3pm

Sat-Sun, 7am-3pm




(503) 305-6522






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