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3918 Monona Dr, Madison, WI 53716-1136
+1 608-223-5553
06:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 18:00
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered lunch for a business meeting via fax the day before. Our food was bagged by order in a box ready when we pulled up to the drive-up window. The food was delicious-well prepared and exactly what we ordered. The manager brought the large box to us. Service at the window was friendly and prompt. DO NOT MISS this... More 

Thank Mary B
Madison, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located on Monona Drive, not far from Olbrich Gardens, this comfortable neighborhood café offers service with a smile, a range of tasty sandwiches and the best gelato in Madison. Our most recent visit was in winter so there were only 8 flavors of gelato to choose from, including cake batter, almond joy and chocolate. In summer, there is typically a... More 

Thank Madcitybrits
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 18 September 2016 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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284 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 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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69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 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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82 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 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 

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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
US$3 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3918 Monona Dr, Madison, WI 53716-1136
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-223-5553

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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?