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“Still a quaint little restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Cafe on the Park

The Cafe on the Park
Ranked #3 of 21 Restaurants in Lake Mills
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lake Mills
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Still a quaint little restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

The Cafe is under new management. The food is still good and the decor is quaint. The wait staff kept our coffee cups full and were friendly. They offer half orders of some breakfast items at a reduced price which is nice for those looking for a lighter selection.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ronald T
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  • English first
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English first
Lake Mills, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
“Great place until new owners took over in Summer 2012. Now horrible!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

We used to love going to this small cafe - would visit almost every week. Since new owners took over last summer, the food and service is awful! First of all, they claim to be serving Pepsi products, but whatever came out of that machine definitely wasn't Mountain Dew or Pepsi. Cold coffee and when you ask for a fresh, hot cup, they'll just microwave the cup you had and it still comes back barely warm. We noticed numerous other customers were sending their coffee back because it wasn't warm enough. The food was atrocious, right down to even the ketchup, which did not even taste like ketchup. And, not sure what they're using for ground beef, but that even tasted sketchy. Seems like they cut a lot of corners on quality. The waitress, who appeared to be one of the owners, never even came back once after our food was served to ask us how it was. Definitely will not be going back to this restaurant again unless current owners sell and new owners take over. Would not recommend!!!

Visited January 2013
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Thank Laura P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Under new management, Back to basiics, good food, good service, good prices!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

Small family owned cafe in need of your support, give them a try, new management as of 9-1-12. Back to basics Good food, Good service, Good prices! You wont be disappointed!!

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Billdoe1
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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Anne's Cafe on the Park..a quaint delight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

We've eaten at this cafe several times, and have always found the food very good..especially enjoy the breakfasts! So good, that sometimes it's packed and you wait for a table!!
The restaurant is clean and the service has been great..very friendly, efficient wait staff.
The view of the park across from the cafe is lovely. This restaurant is quaint and remiscent of the 50s, which is delightful! We find it a relaxing, all around good time.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SL J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great service and very good breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

We had great breakfast from omlets and eggs to pancakes. All very good for 2 couples and excellent omelet- best ever by 1 in party. Waitress very attentive. Worth visit in Lake Mills at least for breakfast. Place full@ 9am.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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