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2.5 miles from Wisconsin State Capitol
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Bakery, from scratch, baked daily is the start to all of our delicious food prepared in-house and served in our cozy dining rooms by friendly, knowledgable staff. Visit our website for a complete listing of our menus and specials.Hours:Sunday 7am-2pm, brunch 7:30-2Monday 6am-5pm, breakfast 7:30-11, lunch 10:30-5Tuesday-Friday 6am-9pm, breakfast 7:30-11, lunch 10:30-3, light fare 3-5, dinner 5-9Saturday 7am-9pm, brunch 7:30-2, light fare 2-5, dinner 5-9reservations accepted for DINNER
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed June 19, 2020

Wonderful menu with delightful options from breakfast to sandwiches to baked good. Unfortunately Manna will close for good- (from the web site)- TO OUR BELOVED MANNA FAMILY: This is not the storybook ending we had in mind, but.... Manna will be closing at the end...of the day on Sunday, June 28th.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 10, 2020 via mobile

Amazing Mother’s Day brunch even though it had to be to go during covid! It was a treat to each have a portion of the breakfast burrito, oat cakes, and quinoa bowl! Thanks to all at Manna, our favorite neighborhood cafe.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

We were glad to have a 10 or 15 minute wait for a big table for our group as it gave us plenty of time to choose from their extensive and very attractive menu. Almost none of us could finish our brunch servings but not...because it wasn't delicious. Also, very friendly staff serving lots of very happy customers.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020

And pretty good breakfasts. Order at the counter, then find a table & wait for your order to be delivered. My Wisconsin Sunrise Scramble featured a medium sized serving of fluffy eggs & fresh sourdough wheat toast. My wife's Fantasy Sticky Bun French Toast with...chocolate maple syrup were very flavorful & filling. But the best parts of our stop were the baked goods we purchased to take home, especially the sliced challah bread loaf. The Manna Café owners are related to a long-acclaimed St. Louis, MO Jewish bakery family (the former Pratzel's Bakery), and they are honoring the family tradition proudly.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

We tried them out on a Saturday at 930am. The line was out the door but it moved quickly. As soon as we stepped inside a nice hostess greeted us and gave us a number. She said the wait for a table was 15 minutes...and the wait for fopd was 30 minutes. We were fine with that and ordered at the counter. Being that the food would be a bit we ordered lattes and muffins. They were tasty, but massive... so we wound up getting full just on the baked goods. We got a table in 20 minutes but the food took an hour. Just keep that in mind if you don't have a lot of time available! Everything we ate was fantastic and we will definitely return. Next time I will try a weekday though. Enjoy the pics. If you found this helpful, please hit the helpful button below!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

Manna Cafe is so real and so good with many options for delicious comfort food and many vegetarian choices, all made fresh. Patrons include all ages and backgrounds, very warm and welcoming, down to earth.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2019

We went with a bigger group, and we were lucky to find a table big enough for all of us. We all ordered different breakfast choices and everyone was happy with their food.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2019 via mobile

Manna was a great find for us. We visit Madison frequently from Michigan to see family here. We saw the reviews on TripAdvisor and gave it a try. We were not disappointed! Husband had the Mediterranean plate, daughter had soup and sandwich, and I had...Mediterranean wrap. Everything was delicious and the prices were fair.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 20, 2019

I love the tandoori chicken wrap with salad and often take 1/2 of it home for the next day. And when I want comfort food, the oatmeal pancakes are the best!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2019

The food was delicious. I went there for breakfast and had quiche. I think it was the best quiche I have ever had. It was creamy soft and wonderful flavors. I ended up getting a muffin after I finished my meal. It was also delicious....I was there on a weekday morning around 9:00 am and the restaurant was packed. I will definitely go back there again to eat. Might like to try lunch there next time.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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