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Black Cat Cafe

American, Coffee Shop
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211 Chapple Ave, Ashland, WI 54806-1429
715-682-3680
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Today
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • 22
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
High on the Atmosphere Rating

Bought a roll across the street in the bakery then went to the Black Cat for hot chocolate on the way to the ice caves. Very well decorated with a friendly staff. I definitely would stop here again and try the food or coffee. Or just hang out with my iPad. It feels like a great place to chill out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
mntraveler35
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Minneapolis, MN
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minneapolis, MN
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125 reviews 125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Bought a roll across the street in the bakery then went to the Black Cat for hot chocolate on the way to the ice caves. Very well decorated with a friendly staff. I definitely would stop here again and try the food or coffee. Or just hang out with my iPad. It feels like a great place to chill out.

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Northern Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great coffee and a wonderful bakery across the road. Had a conversation with a group of folks which was stimulating and thought provoking. We appreciated the service and the flavors.

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Black Cat is a relaxing to place to come for a little bite to eat or some coffee and bakery items. The 'den' area in the back is cozy and great for reading, studying, working on your computer, etc. Unique local gifts can be browsed in the front of the cafe and various forms of artwork, usually for sale,... More 

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Milton, Wisconsin
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111 reviews 111 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A nice retreat for a coffee and snack while on vacation. A friend and I stopped in for coffee and were surprised to see a genuine bistro type atmosphere. It is on a side street just off Main so keep your eyes open as you stroll or drive through Ashland's historic Main St.

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Sullivan, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My sister work across the street at ashland baking company and we met her here for some nachos and a steamer after our long car drive up to visit. It was an awesome coffee shop and the nachos were amazing. I wish we would have been able to visit more.

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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If you are expecting the brisk efficiency of Starbucks, you will be disappointed. As the sign says, this is not a fast-food restaurant. If you aren't in a big hurry and don't mind college coffee-shop atmosphere, you will be happy. We went twice this past weekend and got friendly service, good food, and good coffee. I ordered the breakfast burrito... More 

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Farmington, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is a typical coffee shop housed in an old building. It is split into 2 sections and there is lots of seating. We always get lattes and they were very good here as was the service. They get most of their bakery items from "Ashland Baking" which is across the street and is GREAT!

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7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We are on the way from Duluth to the Upper Peninsula through this town, because of my coffee addiction so temporarily see google map to find the shop. Why is it then? Because it is called black cat. I just returned from Chicago over, Intelligentisa coffee's black cat make our impression too deep (if you are a coffee fan, and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

What a gem this was! A bit hard to find, but well worth the hunt. Food was wonderful, a bit pricey, but the pastries were well worth it! We took a breakfast treat down by Lake Superior and enjoyed the views!

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Hurley, Wisconsin
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284 reviews 284 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I took one of my employees to the Black Cat for coffee and a roll and it was awesome. The atmosphere is outstanding and the bakery is the very best. We will be back!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 211 Chapple Ave, Ashland, WI 54806-1429
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: 715-682-3680

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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