The Essential Café & Bistro - Wholesome, natural, & organic homemade foods

NOTE: Well, "That's All Folks" - We are closing our doors for good here in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Nathanael and I will sorely miss those of you who have been such faithful patrons. But, unfortunately with this accident I was just in, my knee is just not able to heal properly while standing long hours on it.

The soup kitchen will remain open for now, on Tuesdays and Fridays...Thank you, thank you for all your support. I will continue to work as a "private chef" and do my catering - so if anyone is interested in this, please email me at:

We may have a sale within the next couple of weeks so be watching for that!

Take a look at our 
"Walworth County Healthy Eating Initiative"

Cozy & comfortable outdoor seating and tables

Upscale, clean, friendly environment

Community Soup Kitchen
 Tuesday & Friday from 3:30 - 5:30
(Free Soup to those in need)

Spring Hours of Operation: 
Monday:  Closed (unless you see the flag)
Tuesday:  11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday: Closed (unless you see the flag)
Thursday:  8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday:  8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday:  Reserved for Special Events or Catering
Sunday:  CLOSED
(262) 723-1500

(Family Owned & Operated)
Owners: Joanne Benkowski & Son, Nathanael Benkowski