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Black Cat Cafe

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211 Chapple Ave, Ashland, WI 54806-1429
+1 715-682-3680
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Milwaukee, WI
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there just before opening at 8:00am and watched as "our" freshly baked goods were delivered - walked over from the Ashland Baking Company across the street! Yum. Delicious mocha - I had the regular, my husband had the Mayan mocha with chili pepper and cinnamon. We each had different breakfast sandwiches - delicious and fresh.

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Thank esperanzasl
Ashland, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't know what has happened but the past couple of months the coffee had gone downhill fast. Brewed coffee has been horribly weak and poor tasting. Espresso ungodly bitter. Other coffee drinks bad tasting. No idea what the deal is but I hope enough people complain that they improve. Food is always fresh and tasty.

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Thank TOMASHWI
Darlington, Wisconsin
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111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Good omelet and granola. The atmosphere takes me back to the 60s and 70s. The prices are somewhat high and interestingly, for a coffeehouse, their coffee is pretty weak.

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Thank Lori N
Wisconsin
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130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Whenever we are in Ashland we come here. Their coffee is great, the atmosphere in the cafe is warm and welcoming. They usually have great bakery .

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Thank Pip18Wisconsin
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We have been stopping at the Black Cat for years, every time we drive through Ashland on our way to MN. This time, had our lunch break. Great sandwiches at reasonable prices. Friendly service is the norm. Love the art on the walls, the books and reading/computing space. Great atmosphere.

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Thank Yoga B
Park Falls, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Conveniently located across the street from the Ashland Baking Company, this coffee shop is a community staple. I've been visiting since 2010. The espresso here is on the strong side, but with so many options (lavender latte anyone?) and locally made treats, it's a great place to stop and get coffee to go or to stay and enjoy the bohemian... More 

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Thank lyssacle
Neenah, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We were staying in Ashland for 2 nights and wish we had gone here the first morning instead of trying Big Water in Bayfield. We stopped at Ashland Baking company the morning we were leaving town and this place is right across the street so we decided to check it out. Great service and ambiance. Enjoyed my vanilla bean latte... More 

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Thank amanda h
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We stopped in to the Black Cat when the farmers market was going on outside. The chai tea was mild with good spice (but light on the tea flavor depth). Mocha was nice, but not as strong as we'd like it. Service was very friendly and efficient.

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Thank corielind
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Trying not to eat meat can sometimes be trying. Being vegan, well not today. The wife ordered the vegetarian quiche and I had the daily egg special. It had quinoa, avocado and eggs topped with sriracha. Oh man, put some hot sauce on my eggs and I'm in heaven. The coffee. Perfect. Hot, black and strong like Halle Berry or... More 

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Thank TieDyedTom
Appleton, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Right across the street from the Ashland Baking Company. I will hit this place first for my morning red-eye and then over the ABC!

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Thank Michael J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Chapple Ave, Ashland, WI 54806-1429
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: +1 715-682-3680

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