New Restaurants

Lake Hallie Eatery Creates Buzz

The Hive features wraps, rice bowls, and pup-friendly coffee

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

BUSY AS BEES TO MAKE SWEET EATS. The Hive is a women-run restaurant geared toward vegan and vegetarian crowds.
BUSY AS BEES TO MAKE SWEET EATS. The Hive's menu features flatbreads, salads, sandwiches, and rice bowls.

In between Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls is The Hive, a women-run restaurant owned by Alyssa Tollefson and Lexi Dawson.

The Hive (1120 122nd St., Lake Hallie, in the former location of Deb’s Cafe) offers many different tasty options including items geared toward the vegan and vegetarian crowd. When Tollefson was thinking of a name and logo for her restaurant, she says she wanted to incorporate a female-dominated animal species because The Hive is owned by women.

“I chose a bee,” Tollefson says. “Then I just toyed around with different names and settled on The Hive! I liked that it was short and sweet, and it sounded like a place I would want to hang out in.”

“I just toyed around with different names and settled on The Hive!” says co-owner Alyssa Tollefson. “I liked that it was short and sweet, and it sounded like a place I would want to hang out in.”

Choosing an entrée might be hard because flatbreads, salads, sandwiches, and rice bowls are also on the menu.

The Hive offers three rice bowls: BBQ Ranch, Nacho Chicken, and the Sesame Oriental bowl. The Sesame Oriental features jasmine rice with juicy grilled chicken, sesame oriental dressing, chow mein noodles, shredded carrots, water chestnuts, mozzarella, romaine, and sunflower seeds.

The drink menu is also popular, and features Grounds and Hounds coffee, which donates a percentage of profits toward animal rescue. For non-coffee drinkers, the very popular Pomegranate Paradise is a refreshing way to stay cool in the end-of-summer heat.


THE HIVE • 1120 122nd St., Lake Hallie • (715) 833-2233 • www.thehivecv.comfacebook.com/thehivecv • thehivecv@gmail.com