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3918 Monona Dr, Madison, WI 53716-1136
+1 608-223-5553
07:00 - 18:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been going to this restaurant for several years. Food is always good and the gelato is great. They have gluten free options. It was important since one of us has to ear gluten free.

Thank David6808
Madison, Wisconsin
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180 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mouthwatering pastries, lattes and smoothies, gelato. What more can one need? The sandwiches are there to tide you over between morning coffee hour and a gelato treat later in the day.

Thank JAP1952
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Sunday after church coffee and Danish. Soy latte with caramel syrup. Yum. No long wait, but the parking was a little confusing. Nice variety in the menu and from the looks of it several locals in for just coffee and a place to read the paper.

Thank Christine I
Columbia, Missouri
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a good coffee and pastry and bakery as not disappointed. Friendly , engaged staff. Chocolate croissant was all I expected, coffee perfect, and live music being played. A little noisy, but everyone seemed to be updated and enjoying themselves.

Thank Kristin V
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We ordered lunch for a business meeting via fax the day before. Our food was bagged by order in a box ready when we pulled up to the drive-up window. The food was delicious-well prepared and exactly what we ordered. The manager brought the large box to us. Service at the window was friendly and prompt. DO NOT MISS this... More 

Thank Mary B
Madison, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Located on Monona Drive, not far from Olbrich Gardens, this comfortable neighborhood café offers service with a smile, a range of tasty sandwiches and the best gelato in Madison. Our most recent visit was in winter so there were only 8 flavors of gelato to choose from, including cake batter, almond joy and chocolate. In summer, there is typically a... More 

Thank Madcitybrits
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here with a friend to catch up. Great out door seating with indoor as well. She has wonderful pasties, sandwiches and more to go with your cup of taste java! Even a drive through! Great atmosphere and service!!

Thank stillsazzy
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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284 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

My friends brought me here, at lunchtime, for gelato. I didn't realize at first that Java Cat also served sandwiches. I thought we were just going to make a meal out of gelato -- and that was just fine with me. Staff was very willing to offer suggestions and samples. They recommended the Cuban sandwich, which was just mouthwatering, finger-lickin'... More 

Thank ComradeCamper
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Visit any time of the day for a treat. Very pleasant staff and relaxed atmosphere. They have outdoor tables but unfortunately they get real toasty in the afternoon sun and no shade.

Thank foodjava
San Antonio, Texas
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82 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

We had breakfast sandwiches and enjoyed the constant parade of customers of every age and every walk of life. They also have wonderful gelato and evening art shows, and musical groups.

Thank Rita Kay D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3918 Monona Dr, Madison, WI 53716-1136
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-223-5553

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?