Milwaukee Mom Me Time:: Two Hours in Tosa

An awesome neighbor has noticed that you’re beyond stressed and has graciously offered to take your kids for a few hours so you can have some alone time. What to do, what to do.

How about trying something new and explore Wauwatosa!! If you’re local, this route is best done on bike. If you’re coming from another city, your best bet is to do a combination of walking and driving.


Start your free two hours at Rocket Baby Bakery. Pop in and order a coffee and one of their famous pastries. (I recommend a savory scone). From here, head across the street to U-Turn Apparel, an upscale consignment boutique for women. After you’ve perused the racks and scored some great deals, its time to pretty up the house (or just window shop). Head on East to Twirly Birds, a funky vintage/handcrafted accessory shop, and when you’re finished there, hit up Cattywampus, a funky new upcycling store.

U_Turn Apparel

After all that shopping, you may be parched. If so, I suggest a sangria from Juniper 61. Red, white, or whatever special flavor they are serving, you really can’t go wrong.

From here, head on down to Vliet St (ok, maybe its not Wauwatosa, but its close enough) to Fischberger’s Vliet Street Variety. They literally have a little bit of everything…so much goodness in that store!


If you’re hungry, I’d suggest Le Reve Patisserie + Café in the Village for lunch (seriously- eat the verdurette salad. It does not disappoint) and browse the shops in the Village, like Salamander, Urban Laundry, and The Little Read Book.


Finally, finish off your ‘me time’ with a glass of vino at Ruby Tap. Wine not your thing? Go for some homemade ice cream or chocolates at Niemann’s.

If you’re more in the mood for relaxation or stress busting,  I highly suggest a class at Tosa Yoga and/or a massage at The Parlour.  The facials and other services at Paulina are heavenly, as well.

tosa yoga   massage

Honestly, there is so much to do in Wauwatosa that it’s hard to narrow it down if you only have a couple hours to spend. It’s a fantastic community to explore! What are your favorite features in Tosa? 

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