Given the tight schedule for this weekend's Continental Sports Car Showcase at Road America, I wasn't expecting much time to get out and explore. But on the way to the track this morning, I decide to see if I could come up with a good cup of coffee. I took the exit off State Highway 23 into downtown Plymouth (Wisconsin), knowing it's a quaint town and might have a nugget or two tucked away. Low and behold, I couldn't have been more right.
As I drove down East Mill Street, there on my right the word 'espresso' caught my eye. I immediately parked the car and discovered a very cool building housing the Exchange Bank Coffee House. It looked too good to be true.
To get to the point, this place was fantastic. Situated in the historic Exchange Bank Building, the Exchange Bank Coffeehouse occupies the corner space once home to the Plymouth Exchange Bank. Built in 1906, the Sheboygan County Landmark building remains one of Plymouth's finest examples of the classic revival style.
According to the Coffeehouse's website, the bank's interior is virtually unchanged making it an ideal location for owner Leon Rabuck to create a unique and comfortable place to relax and enjoy high-quality coffee or a light meal. And I'd have to agree.
Leon is a friendly guy and genuinely appears to enjoy what he's created. The counter sports a dropdead gorgeous Italian La Marzocco espresso machine with (count 'em) four brewing heads. This is the big time, folks. The coffee was excellent and my Breakfast Muffin... which seemed like an inside out cinnamon roll... totally hit the spot.
Not open on Sundays, I'll have to delay my next visit until next year... but rest assured, this will be where I'll be hanging out anytime I'm at Road America.
Images were created with the Leica M (240) using a Leica 35mm Summicron and processed with Aperture.
Exchange Bank Coffeehouse
301 East Mill Street
Plymouth, WI 53073
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