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News & Events

A beautiful setting to enjoy a glass of fine wine from our well-stocked cellar.

Hand-crafted cocktails, local wines, signature food items and views of Lake Pepin are only a few of the unique experiences that Harbor View Cafe has to offer. Stop in, order off of our chalkboard menu and savor our experience the next time you visit Pepin, Wisconsin.

We feature wines from unique wineries such as Villa Bellezza, a classical Mediterranean style winery complex on the edge of Pepin, Wisconsin on Highway 35.

Our Kitchen

Few people have seen our kitchen in action. The reason is, with 10+ staff running full-tilt, there just isn’t room for visitors. Our kitchen may not look flashy, but it’s buzzing with energy and expertise. We’ve taken our camera inside to show you a typical scene during a Saturday dinner hour.

Featured as a “Great River Road Restaurant”

We were privileged enough to be included in an article written by Amy Gabay for Travel Wisconsin. Check it out below for some fun places to eat!

“This café offers what its name suggests – a charming view of the sailboats on Lake Pepin –along with attentive staff, and food so beautifully presented you will be tempted to take a quick picture of it. Harbor View is a small restaurant that’s big on flavor. Their unique eats are made with high-quality, fresh ingredients, with a dessert list that will keep you saving room for a sweet treat.

You’ll find a chalk board instead of paper menus among their fun décor. Some favorites grace the board daily, but the selection of entrées changes each day. Current menus can be found on Facebook if you want to take a peek ahead of time.

What to Eat: Good enough to be on the menu every day, the Alaskan Halibut is sautéed with black butter caper sauce.”

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Here it is… Chocolate Buttercream Pie. Is your mouth watering yet?

Just imagine how amazing your first fork-full will be. How do we do it? We take the best milk chocolate and whip it into the fluffiest mousse. Then we pour it over a graham cracker crust and finally chill it overnight. Your first bite is truly unbelievable… the flavors will make you smile. When you see one of the owners, Ruthie Stoyke, feel free to thank her. She makes it!

This divine dessert has been a favorite for several years! It’s part of the fabric of what makes the Harbor View Cafe so special. Did you know that each new employee gets a nice, thick, fantastic slice of the Buttercream Pie? Yes… we love it THAT much. Have you tried it, yet??