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Harmony Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy
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233 East College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911
+1 920-734-2233
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Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Goodwill NCW recently announced the closure of its Harmony Cafe...
Goodwill NCW recently announced the closure of its Harmony Cafe coffeehouses in Green Bay and Fox Valley. But even after the buildings close on Dec. 31 (4 P.M.), The Harmony Cafe spirit will live in all who passed through its doors. And to that end, we'll celebrate Harmony's impact on our region. Harmony Cafe - founded as a welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant place to celebrate diversity - has served thousands of people through hundreds of events and scores of community partnerships. Harmony has affected our region in many positive ways, small and large, and improved the lives of people of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs and orientations.
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Good for:
Entertaining clients
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Sad to say HArmony Cafe is gone - both in Appleton and Green Bay.

Goodwill Industries closed them December 2014 as they were not meeting expectations. Too bad - good place for teens to hang out - good music venue.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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Appleton
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
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Appleton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Goodwill Industries closed them December 2014 as they were not meeting expectations. Too bad - good place for teens to hang out - good music venue.

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Wisconsin
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Not really a restaurant, it's a coffee shop with ice cream and a few baked goods. The service is faster than Acoca and there are several computers available if you want to check email. Customers tend to be teen and college age which makes sense as Lawrence University is a block away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I've been to all the cafés in the Fox Valley and this one if my favorite, and I go here often. It's in an old building that has three floors open to cafe goers. The atmosphere is personable and cultured. Usually they have modern, alternative rock playing over the speakers. I can't comment on the food because I've only had... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

used to have healthy food and great atmosphere but without food it is just another coffee place. Won't be back.

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Appleton
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120 reviews 120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

They no longer have a menu because they no longer serve food. What a disappointment, I so enjoyed the black bean soup.

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Launceston, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Ok so tried Copper Rock and a few others that were rated pretty high but this place consistently outdoes them.. now food wise not so much, but coffee yeh for sure.. Their Ice Mocha Floats were easily the best cold coffee that we had the whole trip.. great seating spaces, warm and inviting and im sure they do a great... More 

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Wisconsin
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107 reviews 107 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A great welcoming, all inclusive gathering place for every person regardless of age, sex, religious background, cultural or ethnic group. Pastries, coffee, beverages, ice cream. All are welcome. A great resource for the community. Great programs, including music.

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Sherwood
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I would rank this a great place for coffee, But it's no longer a restaurant so it shouldn't even be listed as a restaurant. They had great food here and natural health options but decided to focus on their community involvement of "harmony" instead or something like that. I zoned out at the explanation half way through. Shame too, I... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This place has become a fixture for the younger generation of Appleton and I hope it stays for years to come. I'm glad I was able to enjoy their food for the last 2 years but unfortunately the food began to take away from their true focus of community engagement, and they have officially stopped serving lunch/dinner. On one hand... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We stopped in at the Harmony on a Saturday around noon, before heading out to do some shopping. It was quite busy due to an afternoon recital, but that wasn't too much of a problem. When we ordered, the cashier acted strange when I asked for mayo on the side on the walnut burger, but said it would be no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 233 East College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-734-2233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 7
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients

Description

Goodwill NCW recently announced the closure of its Harmony Cafe coffeehouses in Green Bay and Fox Valley. But even after the buildings close on Dec. 31 (4 P.M.), The Harmony Cafe spirit will live in all who passed through its doors. And to that end, we'll celebrate Harmony's impact on our region. Harmony Cafe - founded as a welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant place to celebrate diversity - has served thousands of people through hundreds of events and scores of community partnerships. Harmony has affected our region in many positive ways, small and large, and improved the lives of people of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs and orientations.
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?