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132 E Lake St, Lake Mills, WI 53551-1605
+1 920-945-0660
06:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Lake Mills, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Always a great place to pop into for scones and coffee after yoga class. The scones are always good and there is always other items and something on the menu for that day.

Thank Darrell P
Dousman, Wisconsin
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240 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Just wanted a little pick me up and happened on this wonderful coffee shop. Had to try the drink of the day the Taramisu Dolce which was very good and 20oz....! Comfy overstuffed chairs all around while you sip your latte and some interesting homemade soaps and creams are offered along with of course the wonderful bakery items. Would stop... More 

Thank Monica58860
Johnson Creek
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for a latte and time to unwind or catch up with a friend. There are plenty of bakery items and sandwiches with fresh, homemade breads. Local close to home and 'Made in Wisconsin' items are regularly featured in lots of eclectic choices. Also supports local musicians on occasion. Enjoy!

Thank G507UBlisa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

They have food that stands out and tastes wonderful!!👍 They are very helpful and answer any questions to the best of their ability. I love the relaxed atmosphere and the big city feel in a small town.

Thank Andrea J
Janesville, United States
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Lunch at Water House was quite disappointing. I was entertaining a friend from the Chicago area and wanted to treat her to lunch. We took a little stroll downtown and chose Water House. We were looking for a light lunch as it was about 1pm and we had plans for a family meal later that evening. My friend wanted to... More 

Thank Paula D
Madison, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

There is something always new or different based on when you are there, they use local farmer produce and food is unique and fresh. They also serve a wine or beer which goes well with the fresh food. Delicious baked goods.

Thank zeusy33
Eagle, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

They are selling product at the farmer's market in Oconomowoc that they are telling people is gluten free, but when you read the entire label you find in tiny writing at the bottom that it DOES contain wheat. Perhaps not illegal, but at a farmer's market I expect a higher standard. Talked to the owner, he was rude, dismissive and... More 

1 Thank steveshearer
Rae R, Owner at Water House, responded to this review

Mr. Shearer, we're sorry that you had this experience. As we tried to explain to you on the phone, the label indicates that the brownies - and all of our gluten-free items - MAY contain wheat, because all of our bakery is made in the same facility. We explain this situation to all of the customers who buy gluten-free from... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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159 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We were here for lunch on a day when they weren't very busy. Our sandwiches and the bakery we had were all well prepared and very good. It just seemed to take pretty long for what we had.

Thank 2seniors53
Chicago, IL
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146 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on our way home from a visit to the Dells. We were so pleasantly surprised by the delicious lunch and wonderful baked goods. I had an amazingly flavorful hummus Greek veggie sandwich on whole grain bread (served open face, which was perfect) with a delightful chick pea salad. Others in my group had a delicious from... More 

1 Thank Jennie30
Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

I stopped by during a recent bike ride on the Glacial Drumlin Trail. I was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful food that is served at this bistro. I had 1/2 a chicken sandwich and the special salad. The salad was fresh with tasty green and wonderful beets. It came with rice and some seeds that accompanied the salad very well.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 E Lake St, Lake Mills, WI 53551-1605
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Lake Mills
  • Phone Number: +1 920-945-0660
Water house is a coffeehouse, bistro, and entertainment+education space in lake mills, wi offering tasty foods, crafted in-house from scratch, using local and organic ingredients. Relax and nourish yourself for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and event dinners. Savor our artisanal breads, croissants, pastries, wheat-free foods, and pies. Or browse our ever-growing market of wisconsin's best local products, from coffee and flours to beers. Join our baking/cooking classes, art events, and music.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?