Staycation in Wauwatosa

Looking for easy Saturday ideas? Spend a day in Wauwatosa! Experience this urban enclave’s easy historic charm in boutique shops, restaurants and refreshing green spaces.

1. Tosa Farmers Market

The Tosa Farmers Market is a popular Saturday destination for good reason! This volunteer-run open air market takes place in Wauwatosa’s historic Village each Saturday morning in summer and early autumn. Stroll amongst the stands filled with locally-grown produce and artisan local foods while you enjoy live music, cooking lessons or other community events.

Photo: Le Reve Patisserie and Café

2. Le Reve Patisserie and Café

Start with lunch and a pastry or two at Le Reve Patisserie and Café. Traditional French bistro fare served in a revitalized 100-year-old bank make this a delicious and beautiful start to your afternoon. Once you’ve dined, stroll through the surrounding Village district, where you’ll find boutique shops galore.

Photo: The Oak Leaf Trail

3. The Oak Leaf Trail

The Oak Leaf Trail, a multi-use trail that loops throughout Milwaukee County, leads from the Village center to Hart Park. This 19.5-acre park offers a variety of recreational activities, from nature trails to summertime concerts. Enjoy some of Wauwatosa’s ample urban green space with a walk through the trees and by the river.

Photo: Rocket Baby Bakery

4. Rocket Baby Bakery

What are you craving next? If a sweet treat sounds good, visit Rocket Baby Bakery, known for artisan breads and pastry. More interested in a drink before dinner? The Ruby Tap offers a variety of wines, including several in a unique self-service machine. Just select your pour size and enjoy!

Photo: Ristorante Bartolotta

5. Ristorante Bartolotta

Finish your evening with a delicious dinner at Ristorante Bartolotta. Located inside an original Pabst Brewery building, you’ll dine on traditional North Italian cuisine, including handmade pasta and authentic Italian ingredients.


    These local tips are joined by a wide variety of other great restaurants and attractions.