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First Avenue in Eau Claire Wisconsin is within walking distance of the campus of U.W. Eau Claire as well as some of the city’s finer (ahem, cheaper) taverns, making it a prime location for a group of coeds to live. It also abuts Owen Park, a fine place for a young man to play guitar and perhaps catch the attention of the previously mentioned coeds. Lo and behold, proximity worked his magic, and on First Avenue, guitarist Tim Krogman met vocalist Renee Thompson. Their story only began on First Avenue, and they went on to live on many other streets before settling in Stevens Point, raising a family, and playing with different bands over the years.
Active in the Stevens Point music scene, Tim spun records for 90fm’s ‘Acoustic Revival’ before recruiting some friends, including Renee, to play with Grandad & Friends. While the lineup has changed, Tim and Renee found a partnership in both music and marriage that was made to last. They added elements and put on a good show throughout the state, but around 2011, the grind had gotten to be too much. But they knew the basics were good. The beating heart of their love for music and performing included one another. So along with their back to basics sound, they decided to name the band after the place it all began, First Avenue.

Performing both covers and originals from left, right, and center of the dial, it’s a sound and style that has delighted audiences all over Wisconsin.

Whether you've been to Vino Cappuccino before or are interested in trying something new, this is a delightful little place that we are sure you will enjoy!

Our Bistro serves wood-fired pizza, paninis, soup, and salad. We also have and cheese trays if you are just looking for a snack. Galen has a huge selection of beer and spritzers on hand also!

The Farmhouse offers a variety of coffee, tea, smoothies, and of course, WINE! However, Dina's homemade desserts seem to be everyone's favorite.
Both our Bistro and Farmhouse offer gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian options.

Vino Cappuccino has a large yard for nearly unlimited outdoor seating. We have a new addition this year to our originally designed, one-of-a-kind double decker! What is a double decker? Come find out!

Vino Cappuccino is the ideal place to gather with old friends, meet new friends, and relax in a calm, rural environment. We have many pets on the property:
Elvis the dog.
Sonny and Cher the cats. Thelma and Trixie are also cats but less famous.
Dolly the sheep.
Henrietta and Clucky the free-range chickens.
Four goats - John, Paul, George, and Ringo. In the case of goats, John is definitely the leader!
We hope to see you soon!

*Please RSVP for parties larger than 8 (text 715-338-0536 or 715-962-2097)


Jul 10 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Vino Cappuccino