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Velobahn Coffee & Cycle has officially opened its doors to the public at 3618 W. Pierce St., just a hop away from the Urban Ecology Center, Escuela Verde and the entrance to the Hank Aaron State Trail.
And those details aren’t incidental. Owned by bicycle enthusiasts Seth Ogden and Rick Goyette, Velobahn is not only the first independently owned coffee shop in Silver City, it’s also designed to serve bicycle enthusiasts in both area neighborhoods and throughout the city.
Service at the cafe features coffee and espresso made with beans from Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co., as well as nitro cold brew from Pilcrow Coffee. A selection of pastry items are also available from Troubadour Bakery.
In addition to coffee and snacks, the shop currently offers bicycle parking and both new and used bikes for sale. This spring, the cafe will expand offerings to include general bicycle supplies such as brake pads, lights and helmets. The Wisconsin Bicycle Federation, which will be moving into the space next door to Velobahn, will offer bike maintenance and repair services.
Velobahn is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The cafe is also available as a rental for private events during the evening hours.
Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club.
When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.