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3918 Monona Dr, Madison, WI 53716-1136
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here with a friend to catch up. Great out door seating with indoor as well. She has wonderful pasties, sandwiches and more to go with your cup of taste java! Even a drive through! Great atmosphere and service!!

Thank stillsazzy
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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283 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

My friends brought me here, at lunchtime, for gelato. I didn't realize at first that Java Cat also served sandwiches. I thought we were just going to make a meal out of gelato -- and that was just fine with me. Staff was very willing to offer suggestions and samples. They recommended the Cuban sandwich, which was just mouthwatering, finger-lickin'... More 

Thank ComradeCamper
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Visit any time of the day for a treat. Very pleasant staff and relaxed atmosphere. They have outdoor tables but unfortunately they get real toasty in the afternoon sun and no shade.

Thank foodjava
San Antonio, Texas
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80 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We had breakfast sandwiches and enjoyed the constant parade of customers of every age and every walk of life. They also have wonderful gelato and evening art shows, and musical groups.

Thank Rita Kay D
Madison, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

Did I mention the fantastic gelato? You must go here and eat gelato. The rest of their menu is good too. Great for kids, families and anyone who loves home made gelato.

Thank jdouglas1
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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119 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Have stopped often for coffee and a pastry in the morning. Excellent pastries and any type of coffee or tea drink you could name!! We enjoy it often and will continue to do so!

Thank davidworth59
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

I bought the iced mocha and my wife ordered the iced latte; both happy campers. There was also some funky accordion player too.

1 Thank danoconnell81
Madison, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

Love the gelato! Anytime we want a little treat, whether we've eaten out or at home, we run over to Java Cat for their excellent gelato for dessert. Like all the chocolate ones, but the fruit ones are also very refreshing.We do wish they stayed open later, especially in the summer, since occasionally we have missed the 7pm closing time.... More 

Thank TravelinGal1029
Madison, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

A very nice local coffee house with good coffee, baked goods and frequently live music.Near the Olbrich botanical gardens.

Thank Stephen O
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

It's a nice little place to visit with friends and families. A place to sit and visit have some coffee, tea, maybe bakery, or a sandwich , don't forget about their yummy gelato.

Thank Kat W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $8
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3918 Monona Dr, Madison, WI 53716-1136
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-223-5553

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