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Culture Cafe

3949 Calumet Ave, Manitowoc, WI 54220
920.682.6844
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Ranked #12 of 86 restaurants in Manitowoc
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Vegetarian
Most recent review
- Jul 13, 2014
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

This is the place to stop when travel takes you up or down I-43. It is not far off the interstate, exit Hwy 151, and ignore all the strip mall chains. Rich is a small local business owner doing his best to give you good coffee and vegetarian food at reasonable prices. I had an iced coffee and to my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

I appreciate that Rich is conscious of his purchasing power and not only grows veggies on site, builds relationships with sustainable growers and stays true to his vegan mission while embracing social issues in a small community that's talks about supporting local businesses while at the same time builds box stores and fast food chains. culture cafe signage challenges us... More

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

To the guy who gave this one star, hang your head in shame. Just an an ugly soul. Great food, great owner, great experience. All the ingredients are local or organic. I was just there for lunch, had a wonderful spicy veggie burger. If you are someone who cares about the quality of the food you eat, this is the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The reviews I've read here are for the most part accurate. The owner is extremely nice and so are the workers. The coffee and vegetarian food are excellent!!!!! I didn't know what to expect when I went in, and I was a little self-conscious at first because I was sitting there alone, but I enjoyed talking to the owner. He's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Hand crafted mochas, handmade scones & great conversation. Very unique open minded cafe in a small town. All walks of life are accepted @Culture Cafe. I fly in from Denver& sit with my baby while the Lutheran Pastors chit chat off to the side& the musicians catch up @another table. Rich,the owner, entertains us with great stories. Fresh, healthy meals,... More

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

We stopped in for a cup to go because my boyfriend went here all the time when he lived in manitowoc. They were close to closing and the place was empty but the owner gladly still made us some coffee. What a great guy! Place had a lot of fun stuff to look at on the walls.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Small one-man business. Cozy with a few outdoor tables in summer. Has healthy vegetarian & vegan foods, organic coffee. Took my sister there to show her what Manitowoc has to offer. We could see lots of regulars coming in to relax & eat.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Walking through the door of the Culture Cafe, I see the owner's friendly smiling face greet me as the intoxicating smell of roasting coffee beans hits me. My coffee, tea, or lunch is always delicious because it's created by a passionate coffee-lover. I enjoy looking at the paintings on the walls, ceilings, and I think even the floors. He's always... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011 via mobile

Very unique cafe, with great vegetarian food. The coffee is roasted in the cafe so its super fresh. Great place!

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manitowoc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2009

I'm a total carnivore, but I had the vegetarian lasagna here and I'm thinking about switching teams. I stopped at the Culture Cafe because my usual Starbucks was full up that day and was blown away.

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