Off the beaten path

Posted on Sep 27, 2019 :: Power Lunch
Jessica Thiel
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Perhaps a rural Wisconsin burg isn’t the top place one would expect to find a top-notch cup of coffee, but Stockbridge’s Mud Creek Coffee delivers just that — as well as a full breakfast and lunch menu — all served in a cozy cafe atmosphere. For Mary Kohrell, community economic development director for Calumet County, it’s a favorite stop for bite to eat or a hot or cold beverage.

“It has a really good vibe. I love the feel of it,” she says. “There’s always people there, so it’s vibrant.”

The cafe, which is open Tuesday through Saturday, features sandwiches, wraps, paninis, soups, salads and all-day breakfast options. Kohrell, who leans toward vegetarian choices, favors the Pesto Melt, $10.50. The panini is served on focaccia and includes spinach, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, pesto, provolone, parmesan and balsamic vinaigrette.

For those who prefer meat, the Spiced Pecan Chicken Wrap, $10.50, features fajita chicken, spiced pecans, tomatoes, red onion and blue cheese dressing. All sandwiches include a side.

New owners Mathew Wilber and Ted Parsons bring years of experience in the restaurant industry and are excited to carry on the success of Mud Creek Coffee. The cafe started with the vision of becoming a gathering place that offers delicious and nutritious food, and Kohrell says it has accomplished just that. It’s become a destination for young and old alike.