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The Green Owl Cafe

1970 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5221
+1 608-285-5290
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tempeh” (10 reviews)
“schnitzel” (14 reviews)
10:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1970 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5221
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hadn't been to Green Owl in about a year, was looking forward to a tasty if somewhat pricey meal, for a minor celebration with a couple of friends. We all found it disappointing. The nachos, which used to be copious and delicious, were in a...More

Thank Moyshekapoyer
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is a small affordable cafe with good options for those on a gluten-free diet. Service was very good and the food was well prepared. This is a good option if you're passing by Madison and don't want to venture downtown to find a spot...More

1  Thank Lorenzo17
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The food was okay, staff was very nice, but my goodness, have you heard about spices? I ordered an "African" dish, which was decent, but I would have added a bunch of spices because it was a bit bland. My partner had a salad I...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Very happy to find this vegan-friendly cafe in Madison. Bright, modern decor, with nostalgic touches. Because it was a Sunday, we were subject to the Brunch menu, but I would really like to go back at a different time to try something that I saw...More

2  Thank 413catherinep
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I am recently a vegan so I decided to check this place out, as I believe it is the only all-vegan restaurant in Madison. I was blown away by all the choices on the menu and the creativity behind them. My dining partner had the...More

2  Thank topazbeagle
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The hardest part was convincing the lone carnivore to go -- but in the end, even he was a fan. They accommodate dairy and nut allergies (not kitchen-nut-free kinds, I don't think, but I didn't ask about that degree of care) - and thier food...More

1  Thank Nineran
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We wanted to try out some vegetarian food and ended up here. The place is small and we had to wait 25 minutes for a table since we did not reserve our table. While waiting we ordered their Vegan Bloody Mary and it was different...More

1  Thank Emmanuel F
Reviewed 4 January 2017

took my two daughters who also were excited by the meat free menu. We narrowed down our choices: po'boy crabby cakes=were "okay", LTL was also "okay" and the meatfree walnut loaf dinner which I liked. Good portions good prices and will be back with other...More

1  Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Good menu options, lots of variety. Everyone very pleased with their choices. Will go back again. Telling friends.

1  Thank sparky731
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Loved everything we ordered. The vegetarian BLT was absolutely fantastic, and the blackened tofu sandwich was excellent in its own right. Kids got a french bread pizza and really liked that.

1  Thank stpaul66
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Laura P
what is the schnitzel made from?
12 June 2016|
Response from cggraham7 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was made of seitan!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1970 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5221
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-285-5290
  • E-mail
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