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Manna Cafe & Bakery

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611 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704-4410
+1 608-663-5500
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the bike route around Madison. We always stop in on the way and share a huge muffin. Breakfast always comes with fresh fruit! Really nice place.

Thank zenabeans
Columbia, Missouri
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. Wonderful for people watching. Busy, but everyone was friendly and patient. Granola covered cakes were very good, and fruit cup was fresh, real fruit. Not a place for being in a hurry or for quiet contemplation on a Saturday morning, but that isn't what I was looking for.

Thank Kristin V
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday morning brunch. This place is busy, but it's because everyone wants to eat here! Expect to wait a little, but it's worth it. I had the Lap of Luxury for breakfast and it was delicious. Wonderful looking bakery items as well. Free Wi-Fi. Be prepared to order at the counter before you sit down.

Thank Christine I
Waunakee, WI
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

We made the mistake of coming when it was busy and the service was Very slow. Eggs Benedict was Ok - Breakfast scramble was very good. Plan on having a lot to talk about while you wait!

Thank Mike R
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

I arrived about an hour before Friday night closing, and the cold night made the brisket dinner look like a great idea. The brisket was tasty and tender, with the rich caramelized flavor you want. It could have been a little hotter, but I gobbled it up anyway. The shredded Brussels sprout side was really nice. Will be back for... More 

Thank lietuva_9
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

I was very excited when I looked at the website for the place. It looked amazing and sumptuous. The atmosphere is lovely and the service is very friendly indeed. My mocha was yummy, but my bakery item was only OK and the thing they called borscht was nothing like any borsht I'd ever eaten, more like cabbage soup, hence my... More 

Thank Dana G
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I went for lunch and had the Rueben and spicy catrina sandwich, both were very tasty! Bakery has lots of yummy options too! Will be back next time we're in the area, highly recommend!

Thank Hocsocmom
New York, NY
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

My best friend Kathy and I were looking for a place to meet for breakfast - - I was coming from the airport, so she suggested Manna Cafe and Bakery, less than ten minutes away. So delicious! I had the breakfast burrito, served with a side of grilled pineapple. Fantastic. The coffee was very good, the price was right, the... More 

1 Thank LadiesVoices
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Sister wanted to check this place out as she'd heard good things. Order at counter kind of place but they will bring your food to your table. This place will make coffee drinks for there or to go; everything from black coffee to seasonal drinks like gingerbread or egg nog latte. Creative breakfasts you won't find anywhere else--quiche, omelets, with... More 

Thank jenlec
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

The Manna Café has been a favorite of mine for some time now, especially on the weekends. I say the weekend, because that is the only time they serve Eggs Benedict....and their Eggs Benedict is absolutely fantastic! Order it with a side of potatoes or fruit, grab a mocha or cappuccino, read the paper, and enjoy the food delivered right... More 

1 Thank Steven T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $12
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 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 - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704-4410
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-663-5500
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

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