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Mediterrenean Cafe

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

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Restaurant with Vegan options

After spending a lovely afternoon at the Chazen Art Museum we stopped by the Mediterrenean Cafe for a late lunch/snack. Had a wonderful bowl of vegan lentil soup and a side salad. My companions had mousakka and the lamb gyro plate and we shared a hummus appetizer - the food was delicious, fresh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann K
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending a lovely afternoon at the Chazen Art Museum we stopped by the Mediterrenean Cafe for a late lunch/snack. Had a wonderful bowl of vegan lentil soup and a side salad. My companions had mousakka and the lamb gyro plate and we shared a hummus appetizer - the food was delicious, fresh ingredients, and the service was amazing; the... More 

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Thank Ann K
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has the best fresh food and is so quick--perfect for grabbing lunch on the go!! Vegetarians can get a veggie Akin's plate for only $4 and be completely satisfied! And make sure to always get a cup of tea! Delicious.

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Thank John M
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We have eaten here a couple of times. Love everything we have tried so far.The lentil soup is especially good! Food is tasty and well priced. Remember to bring cash and they don't accept credit/debit cards. They are also not open for dinner and we had to try somewhere else one night and other place's food was not great. We... More 

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Thank Zoe-n-Steve
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank Chih Ching C
Madison, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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!

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Thank g1ng3r_girl
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!!!

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Thank jlpatt44
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank Lawrence L
South Orange, New Jersey
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26 reviews
11 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!

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Thank Beth T
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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156 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 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 

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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 

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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
Monday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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