CLOSED: Culture Cafe

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 5 reviews )



3949 Calumet Ave, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA, 54220

Coffee shop and cafe serving veggie burgers, salads, wraps, drinks. Became all veg since April 2009. Confirmed closed, Jan 2017.

Categories: American

5 Reviews

First Review by saki7sura

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good food - Edit

Food and service were great! Small place with only 3 tables but there's a lot to look at.

Pros: good food, friendly service, great coffee

Cons: small place

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Nice, but.... - Edit

Bottom line is that the coffee and food were good. BUT... we were the only customers at the time and service was slow. Also, my food order was overcooked and needed to be re-made. I'm a bit on the fence about going back. It is the only exclusively vegetarian restaurant anywhere near us but it is still a half hour drive. I like to support animal-friendly businesses, but if the owner screws up when he only has 2 customers?

Pros: vegetarian only, friendly, non-smoking

Cons: slow service

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Why aren't you going to this shop? - Edit

Review: Rich's Culture Cafe is one of the most fun and tasty small cafe/coffee shops that I've visited in some time.

The owner is a very interesting and unique fellow that puts other "shyer" shopkeepers to shame. Rich works hard to keep updating his menus and producing delicious food.

The red sauce for the lasagna was light and unsweet - not canned crap. The meal was inexpensive and the iced coffee better than any place else I've tried. It must be because the owner roasts his own beans and seems to be an anal bastard about getting the flavor *just right* (he was roasting when I was there and the place smelled awesome).

Hell, I'm thinking about going back for his vegetarian pizza RIGHT NOW!


Pros: Quick, engaging, colorful

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Culture Cafe - Edit

Culture Cafe is an oasis of fresh healthy vegetarian food. When I travel through Manitowoc, I always stop for a veggie burger and am grateful they are there. The owner is funny, intelligent and can tell you about local politics if you're interested. He is also accomodating with special dietary requests. The coffee is also GREAT!

Don't be put off by the less than beautiful strip mall area. Inside is the best coffee shop around.

The Culture Cafe is just off the freeway and has a drive through, so you can pop in while driving through. Check the hours. I think he closes early some nights.

Pros: healthy, accomodating dietary requests, intelligent interesting staff

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Super Friendly & Accomodating - Edit

The owner actually works there so he's very friendly and knows everything about the food. He is in the process of taking the little cafe fully vegetarian with a good handful of vegan options... not all his veggie burgers are vegan you must ask for it. Fresh ingredients, except for the bad potato chips from a bag he serves with the burgers. Cool artwork painted all over the wall. Plus the owner is vegetarian on his way to being vegan except for his weakness of aged cheddar he says.

Pros: lots of veggie options, very accomodating for vegans, very good fair trade coffees

Cons: small , mostly veggie burgers

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