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Connecting with Oshkosh Food Co-Op

Connecting with Oshkosh Food Co-Op

Oshkosh is about to get another grocery store. But it’s not like a regular grocery store, it’s a cool grocery store. Oshkosh Food Co-Op (OFC) is set to open their grocery store around summer 2021 in central Oshkosh, a USDA designated food desert. The store will be...

Nosh Visits the Oshkosh Farmers Market

Nosh Visits the Oshkosh Farmers Market

Saturday mornings in Wisconsin are meant for the Farmers Market.Today I decided visit the Oshkosh Farmers Market after many of our readers (especially the couples I met at Bar 430!) suggested I make a visit. And it was the first of hopefully many. Being from Appleton,...

Guides

Adding a Little Humor – Poppy Avenue Boutique

Adding a Little Humor – Poppy Avenue Boutique

A Welcome Addition to Appleton Sometimes you need a little humor when it comes to gift giving, and we found the perfect gifts for the wine lover or beer drinker in your life. Several years ago I started patronizing Poppy Avenue Boutique and have become friends with...

Red Door Mercantile – A Foodie Wonderland

Red Door Mercantile – A Foodie Wonderland

A few months ago I told Tina from Red Door Mercantile about my new food blog I was creating. If you have never gotten a chance to visit Red Door Mercantile, Tina is one of the kindest and most welcoming shop owners I have ever met. Not only was she excited for me, she...

Restaurant Reviews

Meade St Bistro – Appleton’s Latest Contemporary Bistro

Meade St Bistro – Appleton’s Latest Contemporary Bistro

A Hidden Gem on Meade Street Meade St Bistro is a newer restaurant to the Fox Valley. You’ll find them on the corner of Northland Ave and Meade St in Appleton. They have a wide array of food, to satisfy any craving. Steak, seafood, salads, burgers you name it! Meade...

Supporting Our Community – New York Deli

Supporting Our Community – New York Deli

Supporting Our Community - New York Deli It has been a trying time for all of us this year.  Small businesses and restaurants have been hit exceptionally hard.  New York Deli in Grand Chute being one of them sent out a heartfelt Facebook post of their empty dining...

Shopping Local

I Knead to Tell you About Thunderbird Bakery in Oshkosh

I Knead to Tell you About Thunderbird Bakery in Oshkosh

Since relocating to Oshkosh, my fiance and I have done a good job of finding our new go-to's for things like groceries, pizza, burgers, etc. However, we had yet to find a good bakery in town. That is until we stumbled upon Thunderbird Bakery in Oshkosh. I knew about...

Nosh Fox Valley’s Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Nosh Fox Valley’s Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Nosh Fox Valley's Holiday Gift Guide 2020 The best part of running Nosh Fox Valley is the connections with the restaurants and local businesses in our community while enjoying the creativity and passion they have for the services and products they have created for our...

Moon Water Cafe, Bakery, Cookie, McFleshmans, Breadsmith, Riverview Gardens, Jacob's Meat Market

A Cute and Cozy Cafe

Tucked away on Lawe St. in Appleton is a sweet little gem called Moon Water Cafe. Regrettably, I hadn’t even heard of Moon Water until just a few weeks ago. I finally got the chance to check it out and I am SO happy I was able to! Cute and cozy cafes truly feel like home for my soul and this one is no exception. 

Walking into Moon Water, the first thing I noticed was the aesthetic. The store front from the outside is adorable and festively decorated. If you’re a fellow lover of the vintage chic look, you’re in for a treat. Complete with tons of natural lighting, and comfy chairs, the cafe is very photogenic and provides lots of opportunities for photo ops (if that’s something you’re into).

Moon Water Cafe, Bakery, Cookie, McFleshmans, Breadsmith, Riverview Gardens, Jacob's Meat Market
Moon Water Cafe, Bakery, Cookie, McFleshmans, Breadsmith, Riverview Gardens, Jacob's Meat Market
Moon Water Cafe, Bakery, Cookie, McFleshmans, Breadsmith, Riverview Gardens, Jacob's Meat Market

Now, let’s get into what I really came to for, the food. Some friendly patrons gave me a run down of the menu, and some of the honorable mentions included the grilled cheese (which apparently has a “perfect goo to crunch ratio”), and the flatbread. Ultimately, I landed on the Chicken Curry Soup, which had a delicious curry flavor and was plentiful in the chicken department. It’s also worth noting that this soup is very flavorful but it’s not spicy, so if you’d normally stray away from curry due to spice, you will likely enjoy this soup.

Additionally, I tried an Italian sausage galette. If you don’t know what a galette is (I didn’t!), it’s a flaky pastry that’s oftentimes filled with savory ingredients. Moon Water Cafe does have sweet ones as well. I brought home a poppy seed scone and a breakfast cookie, both of which were delicious!

Moon Water Cafe, Bakery, Cookie, McFleshmans, Breadsmith, Riverview Gardens, Jacob's Meat Market

As if I wasn’t already sold, Moon Water Cafe is committed to supporting fellow small, local businesses. They serve Acoca coffee and sell beer and wine offerings from Appleton Beer Factory as well as McFleshman’s Brewing company. They also strive to source ingredients locally, including the bread for their flatbread from Breadsmith, and lettuce from Riverview Gardens. In the summer they feature ice cream from Frio and often have meat from Jacob’s Meat Market. One of the best things about food is its ability to bring people together and Moon Water Cafe puts that into practice. 

My first visit to Moon Water Cafe will not be my last. I appreciate the community that Moon Water has built. The food is amazing and the vibes are immaculate. It feels great to support a business that does so much to support others.

Monday
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Wedneday
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Sunday
Closed