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The Root Note

115 4th St, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-782-7668
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“crepes” (35 reviews)
“chilli” (4 reviews)
“salads” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
115 4th St, La Crosse, WI 54601
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A great hangout for anyone- aimed at college kids, but this old man loves it too, and so do my high schoolers. Deeply involved and concerned owners cultivate a hipster vibe that manages not be be exclusionary. The menu is strictly vegetarian, locally sourced and...More

Thank Lon S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Based on trip advisor reviews, I left the hotel in search of The Root Note! So glad I selected this spot. Delish freshly made scones and amazing coffee. You won't be disappointed.

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Best Crepes!!! Whether in the mood for a savory or sweet crepe... This is the place! My favorite is the Cremlin with a fried egg on top. The Baby Bleu is also often ordered by the family. Don't forget the coffee! Another thing the Root...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Stopped by for coffee meeting with a friend. Coffee is good. The coffee go-withs (pastries, etc. okay). Ambience is good but lighting is dark. If you are there to work there are some table lamps that can be switched on, otherwise it the illumination from...More

Thank Roland K
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Great, unusual breakfast/lunch place. Crepes and salads were tasty. Espresso is very good, but short of world-class.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Whether you want a simple cup of coffee or a full meal, this place has it all. The daily brew is always good and their specialty drinks are just as delicious. I usually drink my coffee black, but the locally sourced cream and honey and...More

Thank Ben U
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The root note is a very cute little place, with a good atmosphere. Food and drinks are good, but not amazing. Also are kind of pricey for being small ish, but is locally sourced and they use high quality ingredients, so I don't mind as...More

Thank Sara R
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Order at the counter. Menu on a chalkboard on right when you walk in. Line did get very long at times. It was a Sunday morning. Food was ordered. Coffee arrived fairly quick. The food did not. Our order was overlooked so after waiting quite...More

Thank juliebY4632SQ
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Nothing fancy about this place, but it's a great place to hang out. Try the crepes when you are there.

Thank Tricia K
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I don't eat an exclusively vegetarian diet, but this place was recommended to me for the coffee. Did not disappoint! I had a cafe Miel and the Cremlin crepe and am still dreaming about them both. Completely delicious. My husband got the classic crepe with...More

Thank bonna61
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 4th St, La Crosse, WI 54601
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Crosse
  • Phone Number: +1 608-782-7668
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