This unique stop is perfect for coffee and beer lovers alike! Keep reading for all the details on one of my favorite cafes:
Rating: 5 out of 5.
The cozy atmosphere is perfect for playing games, catching up with friends or getting work done. The full service coffee/tea menu is supplied by local businesses in Chicago & Park Ridge. Off the Wall also hosts Trivia Nights and other weekly events.
My Menu Recommendations:
NACHO BAR: customize your own personal plate or make it shareable! Options include pretzel bites, pulled pork, beer cheese, guacamole, and Cotija cheese – just to name a few! (prices vary)
Nature Hike Toast: avocado toast with roasted corn & poblano, cotija cheese, cilantro and chipotle aioli ($9)
Cold Brew with Vanilla: I asked for one pump of vanilla syrup and LOVED my drink!
Tips for your Visit:
Bring a friend and enjoy some games! (See the above list)
We took a little road trip north of Milwaukee this February weekend. For your guide to the sweetest places in Port Washington + Cedarburg, keep reading!
106 Lake Street, Port Washington, WI 53074
Our day began at Rotary Park – gorgeous lakefront views and a walk along the docks was the perfect way to take in Port Washington. Nearby benches and a gazebo offer great picnic spots for the warmer months!
Next up: Exploring the Shops!
Duluth Trading Co. – this was one of the most enjoyable shopping experiences we’ve ever had. The staff was SO friendly and we enjoyed browsing around the book and clothing selection. One staff member even gave us a presentation about ALL the underwear they sell! (https://www.duluthtrading.com/men/underwear/) Conveniently located next to the marina, I’d recommend stopping and checking out what Duluth has to offer!
The Shoppes of Port Washington – luckily, I found postcards here! For those who don’t know, postcards are my tradition everywhere I go, and finding them can be tricky sometimes. This was an antique shop with fascinating and random things like a Blockbuster gumball machine and tons of sports cards.
Broadway Popcorn – we stopped in to check out the crazy flavors like jalapeño cheddar, mint chocolate chip, and cinnamon toast crunch!
Sherper’s – we enjoyed the outdoorsy, camping gear at this store along with lots of odds and ends to look at! A separate room holds kayaks and lots of clothing.
* We didn’t stop at the Chocolate Chisel on this trip, but I wanted to mention it for yours! I love this cute little ice cream shop and would recommend it for all your sweet teeth.
Next up was lunch at Stilt House in Cedarburg, WI-
BBQ Chicken Sliders w/ Apple Slaw! Absolutely delicious and unique, we added sweet potato fries for the perfect pairing 🙂
Other noteworthy menu items include smoked salmon dip, warm pull apart bread, and soft pretzel sticks
Shopping & Exploring in Cedarburg:
Penzey’s – check out this seasoning and spice shop for every flavor you could imagine! I picked up the chicken taco seasoning and cannot wait to try it
Rivoli Theater – catch a movie at this old fashioned theater for just $4
Find a street parking spot and walk up and down the town center for tons of tiny shops and fun sights! Coffee shops, popcorn, bakeries and more are thriving in Cedarburg!
You can’t forget ice cream! We stopped at The Chocolate Factory for a scoop of Oreo 🙂
The most authentically Italian, mouth-watering pizza I’ve ever tried: Forno Rosso is my go-to for every pizza craving.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
The best thing about Forno Rosso pizza is the THIN CRUST- it makes the pizza so much less filling without sacrificing quality ingredients and flavor. I love dining inside, but Forno Rosso also delivers!
Towne and Oak is the perfect cafe and coffee shop to meet up with friends or get some work done. Located on the North Shore, check out this stop:
Rating: 3 out of 5.
You can’t beat the gorgeous interior at Towne & Oak – complete with a gorgeous skylight and lots of seating.
Although the food menu is tempting and sounds delicious, my order was not what I was expecting. From my experience, I’d recommend sticking to bakery items and coffee, but that may have been an off day.
Tips for Your Visit:
Bring along your computer and enjoy the views inside
There is no parking lot, but street parking is available