May 30, 2024

The Brick House Cafe, Cable

The Brick House Cafe occupies one of the oldest buildings in Cable, dating back to the late 1800’s. The building itself has been a Church parsonage, a private residence, apartments, business offices, and interior design shop. Now it’s a cafe that’s even drawn the attention of TV’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

Stories abound with the cafe and its building. Cable’s original Postmaster General lived in the Brick House for while, and memorabilia was found from the 1929 Post Masters Convention during renovations. Longtime local Reverend Joe Jenkins and his family lived there for decades, and his penchant for raising chickens was discovered during a 2003 renovation; it was discovered that he had build a chicken coop in the attic, and feathers and chicken wire lined the attic walls.

The brick on the Brick House is all original, along with large stained glass windows in the front.  On the grounds, check out an original Sara Balbin sculpture called “Cable Girls”. When owners Heather and Larry Ludzack bought the building in 2003, Heather received a photograph of her Grandmother and a lifelong friend walking to Sunday School in 1924 – with the Brick House prominently in the background. Balbin’s sculupture immortalizes that moment on the lawn.

You’ll find the Brick House Cafe on Reynolds Street in downtown Cable, just off U.S. 63.

13458 Reynolds Street
Cable, WI 54821
(715) 798-5432

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