Wed. Jun 23rd, 2021

GENEVA — There is a new café in town at the House of Music on Highway H, which is the former Lumberman’s Lodge.

Back in the 60s and 70s, the sound of cooks buzzing, silverware clanking and up to 300 guests gobbling all-you-can-eat lumberjack specials could be heard at the former Lumberman’s Lodge at N3241 County Road H, about a mile north of Lake Geneva.

In recent years, the sounds have changed with the former restaurant transformed into the House of Music, a performance-based music school where musicians are able to hone their skills and learn to confidently perform.

Now, Chris Buttleman, the owner of the House of Music, is working to put together both the history of the building with its current music focus.

A new caféInside the new café that opened in April there is free wi-fi and a menu board filled with music-themed specials for the House of Music Café.

The coffee is made by East View Coffee Company, which is brewed locally in Kenosha. Specialty drinks include “Livin La Vita Mocha,” a cherry mocha with whipped cream and cinnamon, “Build Me Up Buttercup” a latte with caramel, butter toffee, hazelnut and whipped cream, and “Sweet Emotion,” with honey, lavender and raw sugar.

“I’m the king of bad puns,” Buttleman said while reading through the menu items.