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Lazy Jane's Cafe & Bakery

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1358 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3757
608-257-5263
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Neighborhood cafe, worth the wait

The process goes like this: get in line, place your order (cash-only), find a table, wait for your name to be called (or in our case a vibrating light-up device to buzz), go get your food from the kitchen window. We ate here on a rainy Saturday morning close to 10 and had to wait in line for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
DanielBakerMKE
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milwaukee, wi
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milwaukee, wi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The process goes like this: get in line, place your order (cash-only), find a table, wait for your name to be called (or in our case a vibrating light-up device to buzz), go get your food from the kitchen window. We ate here on a rainy Saturday morning close to 10 and had to wait in line for about 15... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We took our family of 4 adults, 1 toddler and 1 infant to Lazy Jane's for breakfast over the Memorial Day holiday and it was fantastic. The food was great and the eating area was cozy with plenty of room for our group. You have to wait in line to order (about 10 minutes with our group).....but the food was... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My good friend treated me to lunch. And treat it was Fish Taco were superb. There is an extensive bakery items too. We sat upstairs & had leisurely lunch.

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Providence, RI
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88 reviews 88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We really liked the friendly people and atmosphere at this local eatery. Lunch was delicious. Pulled pork sandwich excellent. Wish we had breakfast here. A really nice neighborhood eatery. SCONES ARE TERRIFIC

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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140 reviews 140 reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband took me to breakfast here... it was quite good :) I loved the laid-back atmosphere! Enjoyed the pancakes and coffee.

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Lena, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Expect to wait in long lines. Expect well-worn furniture. Expect to carry your own food and clean up after yourself when you're done. There are free refills on coffee, though, if you want to tromp back down the stairs and pour your own. Lazy Jane's has been one of my favorite go to places for years. Coaxed into a former... More 

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Athens, GA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

People who like this place call it "funky" and think it has an "interesting" ambiance. Another way to describe this place is as a local neighborhood cafe and bakery that doesn't do anything special. The pancakes, eggs, bacon, scones and other baked goods are all average, and there is nothing that interesting about the spot, unless you think random paintings... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

There are lot reasons to like LJ from the daily breakfast specials to the healthy hot cereals to the best scones in town. But what draws me most mornings is the coffee roasted by Boom Brothers in Milwaukee. I cannot describe it adequately - words would not do it justice. Lets just say it is the best cup of coffee... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Interesting atmosphere but amazing homestyle food. We are fans!! Tip: Just be aware that Lazy Jane's accepts cash only, so come prepared.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

"Funky" best describes this eastside Madison favorite. For us it's a hike across town but there really isn't anywhere on the westside we like as much. We usually order a homemade scone and some of Lazy Jane's hot, strong coffee while we wait for our cooked breakfast, which tends to arrive promptly even when the place is heaving with customers.... More 

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  • Address: 1358 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3757
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-257-5263

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