June 13, 2011

Getting Your Caffeine in the Northwoods

Help – I’m in the Northwoods and I need a coffee NOW!

Once upon a time, if a vacationer in the Northwoods wanted a cup of gourmet coffee, they had to head back home to get it.

Little Creek Coffee Company, Vilas County, WITimes have sure changed. There are a number of coffee shops, cafés and restaurants serving coffee made with high-quality, expertly roasted beans. If you’re on vacation in Vilas or Oneida county and you’re looking for your caffeine fix, you won’t have to go very far.

Located in a beautiful log building overlooking Little Muskie Lake, the Little Creek Coffee Company in Arbor Vitae in Vilas County serves excellent coffee. They also have a full slate of espresso beverages, fresh bakery (made on-site), fresh juice and even wines and microbrews. If you’re hungry, you’ll find breakfast and lunch options, as well. On top of all that, there’s WiFi. If you’re looking for a few of the comforts of urban life while you’re in the Northwoods, this is the place to be.

If you’re vacationing and you need to get on the Internet—but didn’t bring your computer—you should head straight to Coffee Beans Etc Internet Café in Rhinelander. In addition to being a place where you can get on a computer, it’s a great place to get a great cup of coffee. With a long list of delicious drinks, from the coffee-based classics to chai tea, Italian sodas and fruit smoothies, Coffee Beans has a beverage for everyone. They also serve a variety of sandwich wraps, soups and salads, with several vegetarian options. Sink back in a leather couch, sip your coffee and surf the Internet.

Deja Brew Coffee & More in Three Lakes in Oneida County offers a beverage and bakery line-up you’d expect in any big city coffee shop. Locally roasted coffee beans are the foundation for Deja Brew’s coffees, cappuccinos, lattes and mochas. Non-coffee drinks include hot chocolate, hot tea, sodas and even smoothies. Their iced lattes and cappuccinos are perfect for summer. WiFi is available with a purchase. If you’re in Oneida County, don’t miss this cozy little coffee spot.


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