I love local coffee shops, there’s always something unique about each. When we visited SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar in Eau Claire the coffee shop was bustling, we barely found a table to sit in at 11 AM on a Friday. As we sat and enjoyed our beverages people would walk in holding entire bikes or bike parts like tires needing repair. SHIFT happens to also be a full-service bicycle repair shop. The back of the shop is filled with bikes that you can purchase too. It made the cafe seem even more full, and so much more casual.
The coffee’s were absolutely wonderful. We went pretty basic and ordered a mocha and vanilla latte.
We had to get a hot chocolate cookie, it looked too good not to try. It was rich chocolate with a dash of sea salt. It paired very well with coffee.
I love the large coffee cups, nothing feels cozier than drinking out of one of these. We were there on an incredibly hot summer day, I can’t imagine how cozy SHIFT would feel in the dead of winter.
The star of the show? Street waffles. You can buy these individually or by the dozen. They were perfectly sweet and addicting. I could have had a few of these myself.
It’s such a unique spot, and now an obligatory stop when I’m in Eau Claire. This is the back of SHIFT where you can find some tables to enjoy your coffee.
Whether you’re looking for some atmosphere to get some work done, a great coffee, street waffles baked fresh daily, or bicycle repairs, SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar at 615 Graham Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is the place to do it. Oh, they have beer too, because Wisconsin.