Whether you are looking for a great cup of coffee, a glass of wine, or a specialty beer; a deliciously healthy sandwich, wrap or salad; or a unique handmade gift, you'll find it here at Atlas Waterfront Cafe & Gathering Room. Located in the Historic Atlas Mill on the north bank of the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, Atlas Waterfront Cafe & Gathering Room offers a peaceful, serene setting for dining and shopping.
Come… dine outside on the deck overlooking the dams; relax in the cozy atmosphere of the cafe; or snuggle up next to the fireplace with your favorite book and a glass of wine. Stay a while… experience the history… enjoy the views… browse the gallery!
Built in 1878 as one of Kimberly-Clark's first papermaking facilities, Atlas Mill closed as an R&D center in 2000. Once again teeming with excitement., the mill is now home to Atlas Waterfront Cafe & Gathering Room; Historic Appleton Gathering Room; and The Mill Boutique. Indeed, it has become a hub for locals and visitors as they explore Appleton and the surrounding area.
So whether you are looking for a great cup of coffee, a glass of wine, or a specialty beer; a deliciously healthy sandwich, wrap or salad; or a unique handmade gift, you'll find it here at Atlas Waterfront Cafe & Gathering Room. Located on the north bank of the Fox River just south of the bustling downtown area, the mill offers a peaceful, serene setting for dining and shopping.
"Appleton was born here on the riverfront; so in a sense, this is a symbol of rebirth," says Sue Bogenschutz, who owns Atlas Waterfront Cafe & Gathering Room with her husband, Larry.
Adjacent to the coffee shop and restaurant, the boutique and art gallery offers a wide selection of hand-woven textiles, jewelry, pottery, and other unique gift items created by more than 40 local artists. Many volunteer on a regular basis, teaching and sharing their passions with others.
Native Appletonians, Bogenschutz' historical appreciation stems from their familiarity with not only Appleton as a whole but also, specifically, the Appleton business community. Once third owners of a circa 1895 home they lovingly restored, the couple operated The Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast from 1988 to 2000, before selling the business.
Printer by trade, in 1989 Larry also founded FED Specialties, a trade print shop specializing in foil stamping, embossing & die cutting.
Out of that, came Paper Creations, a retail paper arts store and International Home of Quilt-a-Card™.
Both enjoy ballroom dancing and golfing. More importantly, they love to meet and serve people.