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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, Takeout

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Neighborhood Gathering Place

We had breakfast sandwiches and enjoyed the constant parade of customers of every age and every walk of life. They also have wonderful gelato and evening art shows, and musical groups.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
Rita Kay D
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We had breakfast sandwiches and enjoyed the constant parade of customers of every age and every walk of life. They also have wonderful gelato and evening art shows, and musical groups.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Did I mention the fantastic gelato? You must go here and eat gelato. The rest of their menu is good too. Great for kids, families and anyone who loves home made gelato.

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Thank jdouglas1
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Have stopped often for coffee and a pastry in the morning. Excellent pastries and any type of coffee or tea drink you could name!! We enjoy it often and will continue to do so!

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Thank davidworth59
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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Thank TravelinGal1029
Madison, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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Thank Stephen O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Kat W
USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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Thank Steveuj
Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
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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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Thank Ellenm725
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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, 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?