Cedarburg eats

I discovered this weekend that there’s a lot more to Wisconsin then just cheese curds and beer. When my sister told me about the monster candy apples she spotted in a confectionary in Cedarburg (about a half hour north of Milwaukee), I had to check them out. We trekked up for a country-kitchen style eating adventure and found a lot more to munch on than just candy-coated apples. If you’re into small-town coffee roasters and wineries, raspberry cheese spreads, mini doughnuts sold street side, Amish furniture, 19th-century buildings, antiques, crafts and quilts (lots and lots of quilts), I highly recommend a road trip up there before it gets too cold.

A great brunch/lunch spot in a historic wool mill

Hot cherry cider at Cream and Crepe Cafe

Hot cherry cider at Cream & Crepe Cafe, crepes to follow

Broccoli and asparagus crepe with Swiss almond cream

Broccoli and asparagus crepe with Swiss almond cream

Pumpkin ice cream crepe with whipped cream and caramel sauce

Pumpkin ice cream crepe with whipped cream and caramel sauce

Chocolate covered cherries at a confectionary

Chocolate covered cherries at Mary Jane's Cedarburg Confectionary

Candy apple craziness

Candy apple craziness at Amy's Candy Kitchen

My opinion of a classic candy apple (but better than that Affy Tapple store-bought crap)

My idea of a classic candy apple (but way better than that store-bought Affy Tapple crap)

The stand had a mini-fryer fired up for everything from doughnuts to hot dogs.

This stand had a mini-fryer fired up for everything from donuts to hot dogs.

Mini-doughnuts topped with cinnamon-sugar

A bag of donuts covered in cinnamon-sugar for the ride home

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Cedarburg eats

  1. tk

    Next time you go…..I’m comin’ with! In the meantime, perhaps we could hit up an oldie but goodie…..La Creperie?

  2. Toby

    Wow. I’ve seen that place time and time again and never got the chance to go inside. Were those warm donuts, I wonder? How cool would that taste on a cold Wisconsin day?

  3. Robert

    I’ll have to check those spots out next time up in Grafton. Wisconsin certainly has a way with food, from their custard to the lazy susans filled with crudite – I’m certain I’d weigh much more than I already do if I lived up north.

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