Your Caffeine Guide to Walworth and Jefferson County

January 18, 2023

It’s gray. It’s cold. Spring feels like it’s forever away. Seeking a mid-winter perk up? This caffeine guide to Walworth and Jefferson counties is the jolt from winter doldrums you didn’t know you needed.

Perk Up Spot #1: Whitewater Nutrition

880 S Janesville St Suite B, Whitewater, WI

📷: Whitewater Nutrition

Order their Boosted Shakes with helpful goodness from Herbalife powders. Their positive vibe uplifts your spirit while the boosted shake uplifts the body. Visit on Flip Cup Friday and see what’s written on the bottom of your cup! Could be a “sike”. Could be a win!


Perk Up Spot #2: Sweet Spot Cafe or Bakehouse

226 W Whitewater St, Whitewater, WI & 1185 W Main St, Whitewater, WI

📷: Sweet Spot Bakehouse

Order their Cold Foam Cold Brew or Oat Milk Vanilla Latte. If you seek a little quality community connection time, these are your go-to places to bump into friends and kind strangers. Plus, the Little Local corner in the Cafe features a curated collection of quality local products you won’t want to leave without. Serves Anodyne Coffee roasted fresh out of Milwaukee. *Ask about their seasonal specials!


Perk Up Spot #3: Center Street Cafe

106 W Center St, Whitewater, WI

📷: Center Street Cafe

Order their Turkish coffee and comfy booths. This quaint and cozy cafe run by a father-son duo warms your heart. As one customer put it, “This is a place that feels like home.” Serves Colectivo Coffee also roasted fresh out of Milwaukee!


Perk Up Spot #4: Tealux Cafe

129 W Center St, Whitewater, WI

📷: Tealux Cafe

Order their fruit-packed or milky bubble/boba teas. If you want happiness in a cup, Tealux is where it’s at. Colorful. Delicious. Texturally playful. You’ll leave all smiles.


Perk Up Spot #5: ReVamp Nutrition

133 W Center St, Whitewater, WI

📷: ReVamp Nutrition

Order their Clean Energy Teas using all the good stuff from Herbalife. With sunny vibes and friendly staff, you can’t help but feel re-energized at ReVamp. Often a huge local business supporter, they deserve all the love in return.


Perk Up Spot #6: BaristaCats Cafe

135 W Center St, Whitewater, WI

Order a nice big mug of hot coffee by Lake Geneva Coffee Roastery and cat cuddles. A room full of 20 cats up for adoption + caffeine = all the good feels one can feel. Make sure to make a reservation for hanging with the cats! Only 15 people allowed into the cat space at a time. Open February 4th!


Perk Up Spot #7: Beauty and the Bean

207 Milwaukee Ave E, Fort Atkinson, WI

📷: Beauty and the Bean

Order their very own organic blend aptly named: Beauty and the Bean, and their homemade quiche! This is your go-to place for the friendliest staff and a meeting space for larger group chats. Also serves the beloved Colectivo Coffee.


Perk Up Spot #8: Brickhaus Cafe

126 E Milwaukee St, Jefferson, WI

📷: Brickhaus Cafe

Order their out of the box drinks like the Chaga Mushroom Mocha or Beautiful Glow Beet Latte. With a to-die-for menu of tasty fresh and organic eats, you don’t want to miss out on this cafe. 


Perk Up Spot #9: Lucky Penny Coffee

115 E. Greenwood St. Jefferson, WI

📷: Lucky Penny Coffee

Order their Piper & Leaf artisan teas. This mother-daughter-granddog team puts the aw in c-AW-fee. 😉 Serving up coffee, tea, and espresso drinks straight from their mobile coffee shop in The Driveway, Lucky Penny Coffee provides all the joy. Features coffee from Cafe De Arts Roasters.


Perk Up Spot #10: CJ’s Coffee n’ Cream

209 Taft St Palmyra, WI

📷: CJ’s Coffee n’ Cream

Order their Colectivo Toro Espresso Mocha. While you’re here, do some laundry, pop over for a tan, and then indulge in some Chocolate Shoppe ice cream. Wins.


Bonus Spots:
They may not be coffee or tea, but they’re made with coffee, and that’s close enough.

Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company

N5543 County Rd O, Elkhorn, WI

Grab a tasty “Rise and Shine” – a Coffee Stout​ with a fresh, crisp, vanilla cold press coffee brew finish or a “Sticky Coffee Buns” an American Stout​​ that is a 50-50 split of their Coffee Stout and Sweet Sticky Buns brews. 

📷: Second Salem Brewing Co.

Second Salem Brewing Co.

111 W Whitewater St, Whitewater, WI

“Second Salem Coffee Porter’s dark, brooding appearance, creamy mouthfeel and hint-of-raisins sweetness invite you to contemplate Whitewater’s mysterious past and unknowable future.”


More worth mentioning:

  • Nordskov Coffee – Whitewater, WI – Nordic style craft coffee you can order and pick up in Whitewater.
  • Coffee Stop – Whitewater, WI – Coffee + Tanning
  • Willie’s – Whitewater, WI – Bustling cafe on UW-Whitewater’s campus
  • Avant Cycle Cafe – Whitewater, WI – Open during the warm months
  • Capputan – Fort Atkinson, WI – Tanning + Coffee + Gifts. Home of the Ultimate Sandman blended drink
  • Tan-A-Latte – Jefferson, WI – Coffee + Tanning
  • Kwik Trip – Everywhere, WI – Only everyone’s favorite WI gas station LOADED with quick grab coffee beverages of all kinds.

For a fun look at Whitewater’s caffeinated spots, peep this.

Pace yourself. You have all weekend.

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