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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
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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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
Great Hangout

We needed a place to spend some time while our son went on a tour of Northland College. We were told about the Black Cat- great place to hang out, read, charge your electronic devices, eat healthy food, drink good coffee/hot chocolate. We really enoyed our time here. The staff is super friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
GuyDonna
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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We needed a place to spend some time while our son went on a tour of Northland College. We were told about the Black Cat- great place to hang out, read, charge your electronic devices, eat healthy food, drink good coffee/hot chocolate. We really enoyed our time here. The staff is super friendly.

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Minneapolis, MN
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127 reviews 127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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87 helpful votes 87 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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7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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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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?