Holy Hill Cafe

Bakery | Pie Shop | Sandwich Shop | Small Town Café
Worth driving from anywhere!

Thirty miles north of Milwaukee, the Holy Hill Cafe (aka Old Monastery Inn Cafe) is known for homemade soups, breads and muffins, wallet-friendly sandwiches and Sunday brunch. About a dozen pies are baked each day, star of the show: Fruits of the Forest. This one contains slices of sweet apple that are tender but not mushy and a scarlet mélange of spring rhubarb, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. Wonderful filling … and what a crust! Press down on it with a knife and you can hear it shatter. Crisp but not overly brittle, the pie’s wavy top crust glistens with sugar and a few veins of the fruits’ juice that have seeped up through the cracks and around the edge. The bottom crust remains flaky under its lode of fruit and adds a faint hint of cinnamon to the mix. In our never-ending quest to determine which state deserves the crown as King of America’s pies, this one helps keep Wisconsin among the front-runners.

What to Eat
Holy Hill Cafe, Fruits of the Forest Pie
Fruits of the Forest Pie
Sweet apples and berries in concert with sweet-tart rhubarb give this Fruits of the Forest pie a flavor that is kaleidoscopic. You can taste each and every fruit in the mix.
Holy Hill Cafe, Peach Pie
Peach Pie
Since they were out of fruits of the forest pie on my visit, I had to "settle" for this excellent slice of peach pie.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday9 am - 3 pm
Friday9 am - 3 pm
Saturday9 am - 3 pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
5 stops | 491 MILES | 8 hr 37 min

In the Dairy State, great cream pies are a given. Abundant cherry and apple trees mean outstanding fruit pies as well. In short, Wisconsin is pie paradise, home of what might be the best apple pie anywhere, at The Elegant Farmer, which bakes it in a paper bag, as well as of memorable cherry pie…

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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