• Paradigm Coffee & Music

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  • White Vegetarian

Coffee house, cafe, and live music venue became fully vegetarian in 2016. Offers a menu of veggie sandwiches with tempeh or tofu, burritos, breakfast, and snacks. Serves organic coffee. Check webpage for events schedule. Open Thu 8:00am-8:00pm, Fri-Sun 8:00am-3:00pm.

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19 Reviews

First Review by fairytrish


Points +24

11 Feb 2023

Not a welcoming place

Pros- decent variety on menu

Cons-Staff were rude and management openly discriminates. Felt like the mid 20th century. Progressive façade with a xenophobic core.

Pros: Good location

Cons: Discriminatory management



Points +689

18 Apr 2022

Wisconsin's best coffee shop for vegans

The vegan tofu breakfast sandwich is simple yet soooo good!! They always have a selection of delicious vegan baked goods, the pumpkin chocolate chip muffin being my favorite. Plus there's the coffee.

Pros: Bakery case, Cool building & decor

Cons: Limited food menu


Points +309

14 Apr 2022

My favorite place to be

I love everything about paradigm. Great vegan options, nice open athmosphere, friendly staff, games, good coffee. I go regularly whenever I visit from Germany, can‘t wait to come back!


Points +27

27 Mar 2022

Delish TLT Sandwich!

Great vegan options! Great energy!
Loved my TLT sandwich (tempeh, lettuce, tomato)—I got it on an everything bagel with avocado. Also had a tasty vegan pumpkin muffin. Nice music in the background, interesting crowd, owner and her niece were working and told us the history of the artistically appointed space, once a furniture store then a bike store.


Points +32

21 May 2021


We happened to be passing through on a Thursday night..Vegan Burger nite. They had 3 options, my husband and I opted for the steak sandwich. It was pure comfort food!! Even my flexitarian husband liked it. But here’s the real scoop...stupid good vegan baked goods!!

Pros: Thursday Burger night, Baked goods!!!!


Points +128

03 May 2021

Cant go wrong

From the vegan treats to the sandwiches, the place offers a great variety for veg and vegan. The coffee cake is my favorite. And vegan sandwich night on Thursdays is not to be missed. And great coffee with lota of non dairy milk options. I cannot recommend this place enough

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Covid hours are limited


Points +38

05 Mar 2020

Get the coffee cake!

Emmie: Vegan Betty burrito. Good, could have used more sweet potato. Chips were tasty!

Matt: bbq jackfruit sandwich. Toasty and delicious!

We shared the coffee cake and a maple latte for dessert. The coffee cake was our favorite treat to date. Perfectly balanced, not overly sweet, highly recommended. The maple latte was decent.

Overall, would recommend. Looking forward to going back someday!

Pros: Good vegan options, great space to relax!


Points +284

15 Nov 2019


Got the TLT. So good. Great food & even better prices! Super hip & trendy place with good vibes.

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +20

08 Nov 2019


Great food and friendly staff. I had the mushroom sandwich with vegan Gouda. Phenomenal. Lots of vegan pastries as well.


Points +35

Mostly Veg
06 Jul 2019

Excellent veg options

Came for dinner and really liked salad w seitan and Jackfruit BBQ sandwich then came back for breakfast enjoyed the begal sandwich with excellent garlic mayo. Food is great, good scene glad we went there


Points +47

01 Jan 2019

Favorite Coffeeshop of all time

This cafe rocks and had been a staple for my whole vegan lifestyle. They've had vegan cookies and other baked goods for my whole 10 years and they've slowly added more and more vegan sandwiches and burritos (Tempeh, veganaise and now tofu too!). Vegan french toast Sundays and donuts on many Saturdays! They've also slowly had less meat (now totally vegetarian!) and dairy options. Love this place so much that they get a 5 star review in violation of my "nothing better than 4 star for non-vegan places policy"! The best.

Oh. And I didn't mention the non food stuff. Paradigm is honestly the cultural hub of Sheboygan and Kate (the young women owner!) Brings loads of music and art to the city. She's also integral to the founding of the grocery coop that is now across the street but started in Paradigm's space.

Pros: baked goods, sandwiches, Matt and Sarah work here

Cons: no hardcore and punk bands (what gives?!), Damon doesn't work here anymore


Points +117

28 Jan 2018

Love their food and attitude!

New to us. Walked in and felt welcomed. Food was good and at a fair price.

Pros: Tasty food, Prices, Friendly

Cons: Collectivo coffee


Points +381

12 Nov 2017

Very Nice!

If you are vegetarian or vegan and you're near Sheboygan, you owe yourself a trip to Paradigm.*
The decor is a little modern urban, a lot reclaimed everything, and completely unique.
The service is good.
The prices are fair.
The food is excellent, and there are many options available.

* Even if you're not vegetarian or vegan, you should still give paradigm a try.

meg in a vegpod

Points +49

10 Aug 2016

Best Jackfruit Sandwich

I have always been a big fan of their TLT sandwich, but now the BBQ Jackfruit takes the cake!
Not mushy like most of the jackfruit I have had in the past, maybe it was the crunchy slaw? Either way delish!
The house baker is vegan I believe, and has a ton of skills.
Must try for sure.


Points +95

Mostly Veg
06 Nov 2015

A very special place

This is a very special place that I visit almost every time I'm in town. It's a great coffee shop with tons of space, good coffee and plenty of good food. They are also a venue for local and touring music AND they have a weekly (or monthly?) bicycle workshop where people can come in, fix up bikes that have been donated and take them home. They also have a great little organic food market.


Points +472

31 Aug 2014

excellent sandwiches!

Really fun coffee shop with a great relaxed vibe and awesome sandwiches!! I had the vegan egg salad made with simple soyman tofu and it was really, really good- the best I've had since I stopped eating actual eggs! The bread great and perfectly toasted. We also had the chips and black bean dip, which was also yummy, and my husband enjoyed his burrito (vegetarian not vegan). They had a few non-veg options but they were all the way down at the bottom of the menu which was kind of cool :-) I will definitely be back next time I'm in the area!

Pros: Lots of great veg sandwiches!, Relaxed atmosphere , Nice outside seating


Points +25

23 Aug 2014

Worth the trip

Great spot in Sheboygan where there just aren't many vegan options. The nIce thing is there is something for everyone here! Kate is so friendly and helpful. Stopped in for a snack for the road - wonderful baked goods ... indulge in the pumpkin choc chip muffins. We'll be making a point to return!

Pros: Tasty baked goods, Nice, comfortable for friends & family, Great options for all eaters


Points +20

10 Aug 2014

They Have Pac Man!

Cool vibe, decent food. Live music on occasion. Interesting crowd. Good service. In this area it's by far the best spot for vegan options. 5 of their entrees can be made vegan and there are some baked goods there as well. They are happy to help with what is and isn't vegan.

Oh, and they have an old school stand up Pac Man which is a 60 in 1 (with Donkey Kong) and a pinball machine.

Pros: Pac Man!, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies sometimes


Points +13

18 Jan 2014


In a rural area, it's very hard to find a veg-friendly place to eat. This is one of my favorites! Their food is local and organic and their atmosphere is great! I love the classic sandwich with feta, onions, and tomato. We also always get their seasonal salsa and chips. My husband isn't vegetarian and he loves it too. Also great drinks! (I love the Chai frappe)

Pros: Food, atmosphere, decor

Cons: i wish i could come here all the time!

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