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Lazy Jane's Cafe & Bakery

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1358 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3757
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for breakfast with a friend. Food was good and plentiful. Wish we had tried some of the bakery. It looked great. This is a quaint place to visit.

Thank Gail R
Northampton, Massachusetts
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I wandered the neighborhood early one morning looking for coffee, I came upon Lazy Jane's - the only place open at 7 AM. They have friendly staff, good coffee, and home-baked pastry. A local told me they are famous for their scones. Their breakfasts are good, too.

Thank Mike L
Lakeville, Minnesota
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Food was incredible. I had the grilled pastrami and would do it again 100 times. Cashier wasn't terribly friendly, but you only deal with him for a minute.

Thank Jake M
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This was pretty good for the price paid. I'd show a photo, but we are our food too quickly to get one! I do prefer having waiters to refill waters, but that's my lazy side coming out... It's such a cute place and the food option varieties are great!

Thank Latisha M
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Anytime I'm in town I come back to Lazy Janes for the Blackberry scone. It is heavenly! I stay for breakfast if I can but if you only have a second- stop in and grab the best scone you'll ever have.

Thank hopin4atrip
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I've lived in Madison ~5 years and Lazy Jane's has consistently been one of my favorite brunch spots. First - THE SCONES. Don't miss out, get one! If you want a traditional, home cooked breakfast this is a great place to get just that. Cash only and often a long line, but it's always worth the wait!

Thank Joyce N
Boise, Idaho
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157 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This was recommended by the proprietor of our BnB. The restaurant is located in a former house with limited space and seating on the mail level. Additional tables are available upstairs. Food is ordered at the counter. It was good but not extraordinary. Water service is do it yourself, as are syrup and other amenities. Cash is the only acceptable... More 

Thank TravelinGal2010
Madison, Wisconsin
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

A perfect breakfast. eggs, potatoes and toast. Done right and not Greasy. Pancake was Huge and Tasty. Fun atmosphere. Neighborhood chic.

Thank 659helen
Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I tried Lazy Jane's for a second time and once again was VERY disappointed. It was not busy so there was no excuse for poor service and sub-par food. I went back because of all the previous great reviews and co-workers recommendations. Thought my first disappointing visit was a fluke.....I will not be tricked into a third visit.

Thank gr8tkidz
Chandigarh, India
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast as usual. Not the best breakfast ever but the price is decent. Cash only is also a downside

Thank martin1schneider

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1358 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3757
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-257-5263

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