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Cafe, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Ice Cream
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3918 Monona Dr, Madison, WI 53716-1136
608-223-5553
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best gelato

Love the gelato! Anytime we want a little treat, whether we've eaten out or at home, we run over to Java Cat for their excellent gelato for dessert. Like all the chocolate ones, but the fruit ones are also very refreshing.We do wish they stayed open later, especially in the summer, since... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
TravelinGal1029
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love the gelato! Anytime we want a little treat, whether we've eaten out or at home, we run over to Java Cat for their excellent gelato for dessert. Like all the chocolate ones, but the fruit ones are also very refreshing.We do wish they stayed open later, especially in the summer, since occasionally we have missed the 7pm closing time.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A very nice local coffee house with good coffee, baked goods and frequently live music.Near the Olbrich botanical gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It's a nice little place to visit with friends and families. A place to sit and visit have some coffee, tea, maybe bakery, or a sandwich , don't forget about their yummy gelato.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

the Gelato should be considered dangerous when it is this good. Good selection of flavors and generous portions. Oh and they have coffee too.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is, by far, the BEST coffee in the Madison area. Although my husband and I have tried many places in this area, including those serving a local roaster's coffee, which always gets good reviews, we both feel this coffee is worth driving from Lodi regularly to have and is much, much better than any other coffee. The consciousness of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We go to Java Cat on a regular basis to purchase Monte Cristo's with syrup and coffee. They do sell pastries and awesome gelato. Best gelato in Madison! Have had other items on the menu that have been okay from a foodie standpoint. Mostly a sandwich/wrap place. We purchase coffee beans for our house from them as well (Just Coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I've wanted to try this place for awhile and happened to find myself on the east side, needing a caffeine fix. The gelato greets you as soon as you walk in the door - Italian beautiful. My iced coffee his the spot. We split a grilled cheese sandwich which was fine - hit the spot. Ellen Wallen was there that... More 

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Janesville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you want to experience Madison, this is definitely a great choice! They are best known for their gelato, and I can attest it is GREAT! The rest of the menu has fresh offerings, and very reasonable prices. The atmosphere is what completed the experience for me. An eclectic grouping of seating to fit everyone's comfort. Great place, great people... More 

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Portage, Wisconsin
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This place is cat themed, lavender color, and very comfortable inside, the y sell a variety of things and even gelato! They have almond milk too. They have 3 great coupons in the Bucky book

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Take it from one who has eaten gelato in Italy and Argentina this is the best gelato I have found in Wisconsin. The imported flavors are superb. They make over one hundred flavors but only about a dozen are available every day. Java Cat is also a fine coffee shop with fair trade coffee and fine sandwiches and baked goods.... More 

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Additional Information about Java Cat

Address: 3918 Monona Dr, Madison, WI 53716-1136
Phone Number: 608-223-5553
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 8
Cuisine: Cafe, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Ice Cream

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3918 Monona Dr, Madison, WI 53716-1136
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-223-5553

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 8
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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?