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Espresso bar & Sandwich Cafe
The Weather Center Cafe is a charming coffee shop located on the shore of Lake Michigan in the Riverfront Plaza. They serve an array of vegan & vegetarian sandwiches, wraps, and pastries. They also offer soymilk for cappuccinos and lattes, and Alterra coffee beans can be purchased by the pound.
But the best reason to visit The Weather Center is the atmosphere of weather and lake-themed authentic decor, Sheboygan's artists and poets, and warming healthy soup and coffee in the winter.
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Nature's Best health food store is in the same Riverfront section as the cafe (they used to be attached, but have since both expanded).
on Jul 10 05
(last updated Aug 24 08)
Mark this place closed (permanently).
Most Recent Reviews
I grew up as an weird kid being welcomed and encouraged to find community at The Weather Center cafe. I was first introduced to hummus, real coffee, and poetry nights when Sheboygan had no other coffeehouses. As an adult having lived in Minneapolis and now in San Francisco, I still crave Weather Center blend coffee and monkey chunk cookies. If you're driving near Sheboygan, stop in for a coffee and you might find yourself there for a few hours, listening to the Weather Channel above, lost in the self-taught art exhibits on the walls or paging through an animal encyclopedia. In summer you can sit or walk through the Harborcentre overlooking the Sheboygan River and Lake Michigan, or watch the snow falling in winter. If you're lucky, you'll get to chat with Teek the surfing owner, his mother the favorite substitute teacher for many Sheboyganites, or with one of the budding cartoonists, poets, and vegan chefs waiting to be discovered who will wait on your table.
I have lived in Sheboygan for most of my life. Having a traditional coffee house in our community is wonderful. The unique thing of this establishment is their devotion to quality. They concentrate on their food and especially their coffee. You will not find the "assembly line" service you may receive at "franchise" coffee places. At Weather Center, you will be treated well and receive some of the freshest sandwiches this community has to offer. Congratulations to Teek and Trish for the wonderful job they have been doing, and continued success.
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From Milwaukee: Follow interstate highway I-43 North and take exit # 123 towards Sheboygan/Sheboygan Falls. Turn right onto WI-28 E/Washington Ave. Turn left onto S Taylor Dr. Turn right onto Indiana Ave. Continue following Indiana Ave. Turn slight left. Turn left onto S. 8th. Turn right onto Riverfront Dr.
$ - inexpensive
- Eclectic (Varied)
- Outdoor Seating