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Old Milwaukee Cafe & Bakery Historic Charm

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  • August 6, 2016

Dine at Ransom Township Cafe & Bakery

Get your heaping slice of historic charm 

Old Milwaukee Cafe & Bakery

Bonnie Jones, the proprietor of the historic Old Milwaukee Cafe & Bakery recently asked her Facebook followers, “What types of items would you like to see on our dinner menu?”

Jones reopened the Milwaukee cafe on May 3 and will celebrate her grand opening on Sat., May 14, with a free pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. and a complimentary taste-testing from 1 to 3 p.m. Visitors will have an opportunity to sample Jones’ homemade potato pancakes, meatballs, marinara and meat sauce, and potato salad and also soak in the historic building’s well-preserved charm. The building was built in the 1850s and was owned by the “Oddfellows Society.” Local residents said the structure has been a popular gathering place for as long as they can remember.

Bonnie Jones and Lisa McGuire at The Old Milwaukee Cafe & Bakery

Visitors to the historic downtown Milwaukee located in Ransom Township, Pennsylvania will find a full-service menu and a variety of crowd favorites from hamburgers to pasta.

Lunch specials this week are Ham sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and mayo, with a side of Homemade Potato salad and Monte Cristo sandwich (ham, turkey and swiss) between two slices of french toast with syrup for dipping, and Sweet Potato fries.

“All pasta sauces and soups are homemade,” Jones said.

Anyone wanting to top off a meal at the cafe should definitely ask for a rundown of sweet course confections. Jones’ has enlisted the help of her longtime friend, Sue Richter, a certified pastry chef, to prepare the desserts. If you’d like to top off a slice of pie or have a scoop of ice cream to go, Jones is stocked with a variety of Blue Ribbon Ice Cream brand flavors. Currently, she offers chocolate, vanilla, Rocky Road, black raspberry, blueberry cheesecake, but be sure to ask for a complete list of flavors.

Lisa McGuire, Jones’ sister, is also lending a hand and a familiar face at the cafe.

“I couldn’t have done this without my sister’s help,” Jones said.

Jones’ enthusiasm is intuitively obvious.

She said, “I absolutely love working here and it’s a wonderful place to be. The town is adorable and the people are fantastic and very supportive.”

Eat-in or take-out fresh dough pizza is available on Thurs., Fri., and Saturday. For more information, visit or to order take-out, call 570.586.9855.


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