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Java Cat

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Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun Place, good brews, and very friendly staff!

I bought the iced mocha and my wife ordered the iced latte; both happy campers. There was also some funky accordion player too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
danoconnell81
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I bought the iced mocha and my wife ordered the iced latte; both happy campers. There was also some funky accordion player too.

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

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

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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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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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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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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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, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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