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New Business: Juice Garden Gets Fresh

Yes, you can eat and drink healthier without feeling like you are, and Muskego's new cafe would love to prove it to you.

Initially targeted to open in August, Juice Garden Cafe, which is located right next to Piggly Wiggly at the corner of Janesville Road and Racine Avenue, has only heightened customers' interest upon its 'quiet opening' on Oct. 31.

Specializing in juices, smoothies, soups and salads, the focus of the menu is fresh ingredients. Made-to-order drinks and sandwiches are available, often using ingredients that are grown on site.

Wheat grass, an ingredient in many of the juices and smoothies, is featured in part as a decoration as well as recipe item growing in flats near the entrance of the restaurant. Owner Amy Hoeppner said they had initially gotten the greens from Growing Power in Milwaukee, which is an urban gardening co-op, but will eventually grow their own on site.

Choices in juices include blends of cherry, apple, lemon and spinach and other combinations that may at first have the less-accustomed wrinkling their nose. However, the result is a refreshing and filling drink because the nutritional value is that much higher, Hoeppner said.

She said the restaurant came as part of her passion for juicing.

"I've always loved it, and this is the result of all that craziness," she said.

Sandwich and salad prices also are more than reasonably priced, with the average cost of a sandwich falling around $4, and salads that you build at $3.75 or $6. Cookies baked fresh from East Side Ovens are only $1.

Hoeppner said they will also help feed your group by assembling sandwich or salads ahead of time for pick up.

Breakfast items are available, as well as hot beverages like coffee or teas, and wi-fi is featured if you want to work while you eat.

A website (www.juice-garden-cafe.com) is nearing completion, but their Facebook page is ready to roll. Juice Garden is open Monday - Friday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Jon Heil November 09, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Also, soon the Smart Phone App will be up and will be adding a bunch of the menu items and pictures and more. If you go to their Facebook page, you can see the picture on the Photos page. Just have to get all the pictures so you can see what they all have.
Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce November 09, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Just had lunch with another chamber member at Juice Garden. Third lunch in 2 weeks. Today I tried the wheatgrass. I think it might be an acquired taste, although very good for you.
csbothsides November 10, 2012 at 02:33 PM
I sure hope our community supports this new business as we see too many come and go. Can't wait to try them out!
Joan S. December 06, 2012 at 08:08 PM
I am very excited about trying this place out. Cybros makes the best sprouted grain bread! Healthy & reasonable - what could be better? It's local!!!

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