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LifeSpring, 7578 Hwy. 51 S., Minocqua, WI 54548, (715) 356-5405, e-mail:


Discover the hippest coffee shop in Minocqua

And Minocqua's new
Wi-Fi hotspot

A Northwoods rarity, LifeSpring offers more than just the highest quality coffee and espresso in the Minocqua area. Come experience the easy, open atmosphere and eclectic mix of healthy food, free high-speed Internet access, local fine art, antiques and practical/unusual resale items.

Located in a vintage geodesic dome south of Minocqua, LifeSpring is not a place where you rush in, get your coffee and rush out. We want you to feel free, take the time to enjoy yourself and relax.

Savor one of our vegetarian breakfast or lunch items while you lounge in our new outdoor patio.

Smell the flowers in the perennial garden and watch the finches in the bird bath while you check your e-mail and relish a yerba mate latte.

Grab a cup of fresh Alterra coffee, chat with owner Steven Black and wander among the unique mix of fine art, antiques, collectibles and old Volkswagens.

Viewing the coffee shop from the Volkswagons' vantageOr, make yourself at home at the antique enamel table inside and enjoy a Baker's house cookie and fine espresso as the the afternoon sun floods through the dome's large picture window.

For more information about our coffee, teas, grocery items and vintage merchandise, browse our site.

Or, stop in. We love new faces, and cherish our regulars.

Summer hours

Friday through Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A bit about creating LifeSpring

In 2003, LifeSpring's sole proprietor, Steven Black, wondered aloud, "What if I created a place where people could eat and drink healthy alternatives, get into art and meet other interesting folks? If I build it, will they show up? Hmmmm."

No one answered. But then, he was alone at the time.

So, hearing no objections, that is just what he did, in a local abandoned geodesic dome.

Maintaining a retail business in the Northwoods is not easy. The winters are long and the summers are busy. That's why LifeSpring has evolved a bit from Steven's original plan. He's added an antique and resale shop, new grocery items, outdoor seating and many gardens.

Still, LifeSpring retains the same vision it began with -- creating a place where people can relax and grow -- sprouting out of their pods like the sprouts he serves in the bowl o' beans.