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Cool Beans Coffee Cafe

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1748 Eagan Rd, Madison, WI 53704-3736
16082448414
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 7
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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
whyafish
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I live in Chicagoland and visit Madison 1-2 times per year. I always make a point of stopping at Cool Beans. They have excellent coffee and a huge assortment of flavor shots...things like White Chocolate Mousse and English Toffee...and they make a great enhancement to the great coffee and great cappuccino that they make. Service isn't super speedy, but the... More 

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Thank Caymuscat
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

The coffee we ordered was good! Tasty and in cool mugs! The food they warm up right in front of you....that's right: warm up (not cook). The bread on the pesto chicken sandwich I ordered was hard as a rock and the chicken was rubbery. Obviously not fresh.

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Thank K R
Kelly O, Owner at Cool Beans Coffee Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It helps us to evaluate and see where a problem may be that we can work on. We are sorry your experience was less than excellent. We strive to provide fresh excellent food and drinks. Our chicken is marinated and cooked in house and is very fresh. All of our... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite coffee shops to take out of town colleagues when visiting. Great coffee, amazing food! Try the grilled cheese and the green tea!

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Thank Kat G
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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Thank Dana C
Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Martha378
Edgerton, Wisconsin
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17 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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Thank Qodnile
Chicago, Illinois
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99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 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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139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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Thank Morris-Madison
MADISON
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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Thank CLARKE J
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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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Thank whyafish

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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: 16082448414
Open Hours
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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