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Cool Beans Coffee Cafe

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1748 Eagan Rd, Madison, WI 53704-3736
(608) 244-8414
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not Another Starbucks

Great find. We eye-spied Cool Beans Cafe across the parking lot after deciding we didn't want one more Starbucks or another chain. Excellent coffee, quiche and other breakfast offerings plus relaxing ambiance and pleasant staff. We thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing start to our day and will return... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2013
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great cappuccino, comfortable sitting areas and excellent fresh homemade quiche. Their soups are also good. I wish you could find out what they are having in the way of soup and quiche on their website. It is very convenient to Madison College and East Towne Mall. Usually not crowded with good service. A bit on the expensive side but no... More 

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

Coffee is quite good, but food could use improvement. The quiche is particularly disappointing. It gets heavily microwaved, is then tough and tasteless.

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Edgerton, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was in Madison shopping with my mother when we decided to have lunch. Cool Beans had been recommended to me by a friend. This turned out to be just the kind of establishment I had been looking for! We were greeted and helped with our lunch and coffee selections by a knowledgeable person I believe was the manager/owner. I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

You must try the White Cloud...it is heavenly, delicious and wicked! Steamed milk swirled with white coffee beans, white chocolate, macadamia and sprinkled with cinnamon. Soooo good. Also tried the veggie wrap on gluten free bread and it was delicious and hit the spot! Love this place!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Another visit to Cool Beans. This time, I decided to try the Caprese Quiche (mozzarella cheese, basil, garlic, tomato, etc). I was not pleased, nor was my wife. We often order different items to share and compare (she had a yogurt concoction). The eggs were watery (did the eggs come from a carton or from the shell?) and the flavorings... More 

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MADISON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Beautiful decor with friendly service. Nice fireplace in the center of the room dividing the room. We had a bowl of soup and talked about the decor

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Great find. We eye-spied Cool Beans Cafe across the parking lot after deciding we didn't want one more Starbucks or another chain. Excellent coffee, quiche and other breakfast offerings plus relaxing ambiance and pleasant staff. We thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing start to our day and will return next trip to Madison.

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Burlington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Coffee house atmosphere with lots of personal sitting areas. Decent coffee. I had their dark roast. California breakfast sandwich with avocado was a surprise.

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Marshall, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Excellent coffee! Traditional coffee house feel but with a large fireplace for those cold fall and winter afternoon breaks from shopping at the adjacent East Town Mall. Right next door to Family Christian Bookstore...a big, big plus! Definitely recommend!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

The food is always excellent here and the seating is arranged so that it is somewhat possible to have a private conversation. The soups are great as are the sandwiches. My only critique would be the pastas that are included as a side with sandwiches. I have been eating here since the restaurant opened and I don't think I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1748 Eagan Rd, Madison, WI 53704-3736
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 244-8414
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?