Shepherds Community Café
A collaboration between Community
State Bank and Shepherds College
Opened for business July 23, 2018
Location and Contact Info:
Inside Community State Bank, 1500 Main St., Union Grove, WI 53182, (262) 878-9894, mysccafe.com,
Hours of Operation:
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mon. – Fri.; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sat.; Closed Sun.
Stone Creek Coffee, Rishi Tea and Izze Soda, along with smoothies and other cold drinks, plus fresh bakery from Country Rose and Alter Ego candies. The culinary arts students will begin baking for the café in its new bakery and production kitchen this fall.
To provide a community hub for networking, as well as training, work experience and jobs for Shepherds College students and alumni with intellectual and
$1.50 – $5 for drinks. The café also sells branded merchandise, including mugs, insulated travel mugs, water bottles and t-shirts, along with one-pound bags of house blend coffee.
Most Popular Item:
Mango and Four-Berry Smoothies
After operating expenses, all proceeds from the café directly benefit Shepherds College.
About the Mission:
“Shepherds Community Café is more than coffee,” said Café Manager Brooke Clark. “It’s about acceptance, inclusion, utilizing our students’ unique talents and bringing our communities together. Our students are excited for this unique experience and an opportunity to showcase the skills they are learning at school.”
The idea for the café came about in 2017, when bank president, CEO and coffee enthusiast Scott Huedepohl visioned a place for not only bank employees to enjoy, but also for the community to utilize for networking, collaborating and of course, drink coffee.
In addition to table and coffee bar seating in the café and outdoor seating on the patio, two community rooms are free for local organizations and businesses to use upon request. They come equipped with wireless connectivity to the in-room monitor for sharing of presentations and meeting notes.
The café is also happy to work with vendors that support their community-focused values, such as Stone Creek Coffee (direct trade coffee and local philanthropy) and Doing Good Work (which benefits children aging out of the foster system) for uniforms and branded merchandise. They’ve also opted to use recyclable cups and paper straws.