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Black Cat Cafe

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211 Chapple Ave, Ashland, WI 54806-1429
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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All 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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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love going there for coffee or tea or a bite to eat. I love that I can sit there and work on my laptop with internet connection, look at the beautiful art on the walls that changes frequently and small gift items that they sell too. Oh and there's a reading library in the back room too. Bathrooms are... More 

Thank aschnllr
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stop when you're on the road for a to-go cappuccino. Cafe was housed in an old tavern/butcher shop. It seemed to be a popular location.

Thank Virginia M
Madison, Wisconsin
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247 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a coffee after Northland College advisor said it was a hangout for students and faculty. Lots of ambiance and menu choices!

Thank Puddle_Jumper_2010
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know a place is serious about its espresso when the first thing you see upon entering is a La Marzocco. Excellent espresso drinks and breakfast. The staff was great, and it's a cool space, too. We'll be back.

Thank christinepnyc
Rochester, Minnesota
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first experienced Black Cat Cafe when I visited Ashland for the first time about six years ago. The very first place I wanted to go when we planned to re-visit Ashland was Black Cat! We didn't have a chance to eat there at this trip, but the last time we were there, the Hungry Rabbit pita was delicious. The... More 

Thank Flemily
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Great coffee from a local shop. Also have tasty cinnamon rolls. I have not Sat down and ate their food yet, but I do see a lunch visit in the near future

Thank bartkj0275
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Good beverages, reasonably priced. Open front room in classic old storefront, with cozy reading room in the back. Good food sourced from local producers. A favorite hangout of college students and locals alike.

Thank DeanaH608
Grayslake, Illinois
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

The food is real. It is fresh. The coffee is tasty and full of caffeine! Nice atmosphere with an art gallery. We bought Black Cat t-shirts because we wanted to be cool. It's in a cool town with a lot of really cool and mixed up college kids! Go there!

Thank William L
River Falls, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Time was taken to prepare the perfect coffees! We stop here whenever we are in Ashland. Also have breakfast and pastries.

Thank Gladi507
Woodstock, Vermont
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266 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Stopped on impulse for a cappuccino and then had a wonderful version of a fried egg sandwich made fresh with eggs from a rare chicken breed...10/10! All the staff seemed happy and smiled a lot, the place has a sense of humour with it's signage and the coffee was so good I had a second! All the better for being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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: 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?