The Waterwheel is a cafe, a bakery, and a bar tucked away on Water Street next to a small stream. It’s charming, cozy, and old. The kitchen serves and eclectic mix of American, Mexican, & Vietnamese fare, the setting is a restored historic gristmill. There is live music and outdoor dining on the deck.
The menu travels the globe for inspiration; several Thai and Vietnamese dishes are currently on the menu, which evolves regularly. Wholesome country bread is served along with a wonderful black olive tapenade that is absolutely addictive. We start with a salad of sweet roast beets, bitter endive, salty blue cheese, and crunchy walnuts with a mellow lemon vinaigrette.”– Times Herald Record
“If you crave potato-crusted halibut with a balsamic reduction, have dinner at the WaterWheel Cafe in the Upper Mill; a wall of windows looks into the room with the old wheel and gears.”– The New York Times