Colectivo Coffee Roasters

Ask any employee of Colectivo Coffee Roasters and they will tell you the company’s mission is simply to offer a great coffee experience. But in the over 25 years since the company was founded with a small Milwaukee kiosk, Colectivo’s impact has extended well beyond that of a typical growing and successful business. With each new cafe Colectivo has invested in neighborhoods, transforming underutilized urban properties and reimagining spaces to create places for people.

Since 2006, TKWA has helped Colectivo realize over 20 projects in collaboration with husband-wife creators, Joe and Janice Niedzialkowski.


20 Locations in Wisconsin + Illinois


Ongoing since 2006

The design team strives to authentically translate Colectivo’s core identity to each environment, now with cafes in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago.

While no two locations look alike, they all share familiar DNA. The cafe experience seeks to maximize people watching, blur the boundaries between indoors and out, all while honoring the craft of making. The richly layered spaces appeal to people from all walks of life.

It has been a great journey with Colectivo. Here’s a look at some of our favorite cafés from over the years.