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Mediterrenean Cafe

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625 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1015
(608) 251-8510
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars

I really love this restaurant. Usually I order "today's special " for my lunch. The salmon with avocado mousse tastes really good. The grilled chicken is also good. But people can only pay by cash.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
Chih Ching C
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I really love this restaurant. Usually I order "today's special " for my lunch. The salmon with avocado mousse tastes really good. The grilled chicken is also good. But people can only pay by cash.

Thank Chih Ching C
Madison, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The food is well worth squeezing into the small space and sharing a table with a stranger for. There is no outdoor seating and it is indeed very small. Love the lentil soup, falafel plate, and other vegetarian options. Cash only!

Thank g1ng3r_girl
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stopped in for a quick lunch and were very happy with our meals. We ordered a lamb and beer shawarma, a lamb and beef hummus plate and 2 drinks for just over $20. Our food was ready almost instantly. Seating was cramped and it felt a little dingy inside but the food was excellent! I will be back!!!

Thank jlpatt44
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Stopped in for the lamb and beef schwarma plate at lunch. Meet was tender, salad and hummus flavorful. Best Mediterranean I've had. Staff were so friendly - answering questions and let us store our bags.

Thank Lawrence L
South Orange, New Jersey
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Inexpensive, filling and almost authentic....for a college campus. Service was crazy fast. I had the small chicken plate served with rice and pita and it was just ok. Excellent tea that was sweet and minty!

Thank Beth T
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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155 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a small inexpensive restaurant. The greetings are friendly, service fast and excellent and the food is wonderful. My husband had a falafel platter. It was as beautiful as it was tasty. The beautiful platter of falafel, hummus, wonderful rice and a well dressed salad filled him up nicely. I had a falafel sandwich (I got extra tahini) with... More 

Thank DPD123
Madison, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a very favorite spot I go to for lunch after my son took me 2 years ago. The Hummus is the best I've ever had, and I usually order the lamb schwarma plate. I also love the tangy salad that comes with the plate. Occasionally I treat myself to the Arabic tea because it's quite sweet.i enjoy going... More 

Thank peggy b
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I love everything about this place. The owner is really nice, the prices are great,and the food is very good. It's also a very fun and exotic atmosphere, especially for a tiny shop in the heart of Wisconsin. I go here at least once a week and there's a reason for that.

Thank JKoser
Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Probably one of the best casual cafes in the downtown area. FYI: It's cash only, so head to an ATM on state if you usually use your card. . The food is absolutely fantastic, and the prices are great too. I am stuffed after spending less than $10. I've also never been a big fan of hummus before going here.... More 

Thank Joseph C
Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

a small cafe in the heart of Madison, this is my type of cafe as soon as i walked in I knew it was good, they have a lot of traffic for lunch, I spent a lot of time just looking at the decor which was a lot of postcards mostly from Arab and Latin countries, a lot of decorations... More 


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 625 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1015
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 251-8510

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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