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532 N Pine, Burlington, WI
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Ranked #25 of 37 Restaurants in Burlington
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Description: Also vortex center and mini museum
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English first
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a very interesting place, I would be careful of eating there though. Our burgers were still raw, which wasnt surprising, since there really isn't even a kitchen here. The host is super nice, and interesting to listen/talk to. Everyone should visit once. The cave entrance in the basement is probably not worth the time, but its a nice... More 

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Lake Geneva
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Hate to dis a hyper local cafe/store, but avoid the Sci-Fi Cafe. The environment is a bizarre mix of Close Encounters-ish stuff to promotions for UFO-siting tours to pseudo-scientific alien documentaries to sci-fi movies running ... all surrounding around a few tables where you can get some food, drink or ice cream. The building is quite run down, too. Locals... More 

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I love going to the Sci-fi Cafe, the people there are fun and very open minded. No on e judges you and you can listen to and share all of the stories of the supernatural. I absolutely love the navaho tacos and the chili they make. Cant wait to go have some more.

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Mabank, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I hesitate to call the SCI-FI Café average, as it is definitely unique. We were driving around the downtown Burlington area looking for a restaurant for Sunday breakfast; I saw the sign that said "SCI-FI Café" and told my husband "I have to eat there!" The clerk asked us immediately upon entry, whether we were here to eat or shop.... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Kind of fun and quirky place. The coffee was very good. The food was ok. The resturant area felt a little crowded even though we were the only ones there. Fun place to visit if you are into sci-fi stuff.

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Deerfield, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

We made a day trip out towards Burlington, WI and stopped in at the Sci-Fi Cafe & Museum. The building is old, kinda run down, but is packed to the gills with interesting things to look at. The museum section was odd, nothing too great, but interesting all the same. I advise entering the building with an open mind and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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281 reviews 281 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Sounds like a brilliant concept: cafe with a sci-fi theme connected to a mini-museum. Well, the cafe is little and delightfully filled with all things alien...from alien dolls and UFO toys to ghost books and some mystical fairies, jewelry and incense spread around. The owners were very nice, especially Mary who later took a picture of my daughter and me... More 

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Additional Information about Sci-Fi cafe

Address: 532 N Pine, Burlington, WI
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Burlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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