With its close proximity to some of Waukesha’s corporate campuses, Good Harvest Market in Pewaukee has always attracted a decent lunch crowd. That changed last year when the COVID-19 pandemic kept office dwellers at home, but it didn’t stop the business from revamping its in-store dining experience.
In January, the Harvest Cafe was replaced with a new farm-to-table concept, Hop Harvest & Vine Public House, bringing menu updates, interior renovations, and the addition of a two-deck stone-lined pizza oven.
These days, many area professionals are still working from home, but the restaurant has seen mid-day traffic begin to pick up again, said co-owner Joe Nolan. With multiple indoor and outdoor seating areas, it’s private and spacious enough to meet with a client or to set up shop for the day.
“There are plenty of people here treating us as their office for a few hours, rather than being at home all the time,” said Nolan. “People come here for business lunches, but sometimes they come here just to get away.”