about us

We're more than just good food

We’re restauranteurs, brand builders, travelers, and bicycle buffs. We enjoy good food, great bier, and even better company. Our travels in the lowlands of Europe and Northwoods of Wisconsin inspired us to create a whole family of Grand Cafés and Supper Clubs that serve as home away from home. Warm, welcoming environments that give you a bit of respite from the day. From our unique, comforting menus to our extensive selection of rare and exclusive Belgian biers, we strive to create experiences that the Dutch would call “gezellig.”

about us

WE’RE MORE THAN JUST GOOD FOOD

We’re restauranteurs, brand builders, travelers, and bicycle buffs. We enjoy good food, great bier, and even better company. Our travels in the lowlands of Europe and Northwoods of Wisconsin inspired us to create a whole family of Grand Cafés and Supper Clubs that serve as home away from home. Warm, welcoming environments that give you a bit of respite from the day. From our unique, comforting menus to our extensive selection of rare and exclusive Belgian biers, we strive to create experiences that the Dutch would call “gezellig.”

GEZELLIG

The Dutch have a knack for inventing words that don’t translate readily into English. Gezellig can mean a cozy atmosphere, but it also connotes the warm feeling you get when spending time with friends. It is in this feeling that we foster everything we do at the Lowlands Group—from the spaces we create, the food we serve and the experiences we offer our guests. At the end of the day, we want all of our guests to leave with this unique, hard-to-describe feeling of “gezellig.”

BIER

Bier is a huge part of Lowland European culture—as integral as frites, cafés and bicycles. Here at the Lowlands Group, we love bier—from sourcing unique biers to perfecting the way each is served in the proper glass. In fact, we love bier so much, we collaborated with some of our friends across the sea to create our very own exclusive line of Lowlands Brewing Collaborations.

FOOD

We pride ourselves on serving craveable, delicious food made from scratch with honest, transparent ingredients. We cook with fresh, often organic produce and utilize local Wisconsin suppliers when we can. We say “no” to things like high fructose corn syrup and bleached white flour, while making all of our dressings, sauces, and desserts in-house. We cook like we’re cooking for our friends, because that’s what we hope you’ll leave our cafés as.

BIKES

We go out of our way to make cyclists feel at home when they ride to our cafés. From our Tour de Lowlands route between Café Hollander on Downer and Centraal Grand Café and Tappery in Bay View, to our Mequon location, located adjacent to the Ozaukee Interurban Trail, with a large, covered bike parking area, water bottle filler, and bike pump for riders. In other words, spandex is welcome.

GEZELLIG

The Dutch have a knack for inventing words that don’t translate readily into English. Gezellig can mean a cozy atmosphere, but it also connotes the warm feeling you get when spending time with friends. It is in this feeling that we foster everything we do at the Lowlands Group—from the spaces we create, the food we serve and the experiences we offer our guests. At the end of the day, we want all of our guests to leave with this unique, hard-to-describe feeling of “gezellig.”

BIER

Bier is a huge part of Lowland European culture—as integral as frites, cafés and bicycles. Here at the Lowlands Group, we love bier—from sourcing unique biers to perfecting the way each is served in the proper glass. In fact, we love bier so much, we collaborated with some of our friends across the sea to create our very own exclusive line of Lowlands Brewing Collaborations.

food

We pride ourselves on serving craveable, delicious food made from scratch with honest, transparent ingredients. We cook with fresh, often organic produce and utilize local Wisconsin suppliers when we can. We say “no” to things like high fructose corn syrup and bleached white flour, while making all of our dressings, sauces, and desserts in-house. We cook like we’re cooking for our friends, because that’s what we hope you’ll leave our cafés as.

biKES

We go out of our way to make cyclists feel at home when they ride to our cafés. From our Tour de Lowlands route between Café Hollander on Downer and Centraal Grand Café and Tappery in Bay View, to our Mequon location, located adjacent to the Ozaukee Interurban Trail, with a large, covered bike parking area, water bottle filler, and bike pump for riders. In other words, spandex is welcome.