Artisan Bakery & Good Eats
We need your help and support!
Our whole staff worked really hard all summer to keep Coco alive. In “normal time” we make profit all summer so we can pour it back into Coco as wages all winter long.
Our employees are community members that shop locally, have mortgages and seem to support a really ridiculous amount of pets. Luckily, they are now eligible again for temporary unemployment.
Due to our “safer at home” and other safety protocols, we could only be opened shorter hours. That, combined with ridiculous fluctuations in food and supply costs (those food safe single use gloves went from $35 per case to $117 per case as an example) have left us far short of being able to stay open (plus who wants to hang out outside in the November sleet waiting for breakfast) or meet our fixed operating costs (insurance, gas, electric, our $2,000 water bill, etc.) We have exhausted or are ineligible for any additional State or Federal funding. (Funds are allocated by using 2019 figures)
We are asking you, our customers, for support. You can donate on our online ordering platform at https://holo.harbortouch.com/en/order/cafecoco/start/ or mail us a check at Cafe Coco P.O. Box 302, Washburn, WI 54891
We’re trying really hard to not be one of the 60% of independent restaurants that have closed permanently due to COVID.
Some of our products will be available locally at the Chequamegon Food Co-op and we will still continue to supply at least one food shelf with bread.
No one has described the current restaurant crisis better than Gabrielle Hamilton. I was thinking of this article just the other day when I had my hand down the garbage disposal. My Restaurant Was My Life for 20 Years. Does the World Need It Anymore?