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Java Cat

3918 Monona Dr, Madison, WI 53716-1136
+1 608-223-5553
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (20 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, American
3918 Monona Dr, Madison, WI 53716-1136
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

I've stopped at Java Cat several time while biking around Lake Mendota in Madison. It's great to have some ice cold gelato and sit down in the air conditioning. Friendly staff.

Thank bookloverKE
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We've been going to this restaurant for several years. Food is always good and the gelato is great. They have gluten free options. It was important since one of us has to ear gluten free.

Thank David6808
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Mouthwatering pastries, lattes and smoothies, gelato. What more can one need? The sandwiches are there to tide you over between morning coffee hour and a gelato treat later in the day.

Thank JAP1952
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Sunday after church coffee and Danish. Soy latte with caramel syrup. Yum. No long wait, but the parking was a little confusing. Nice variety in the menu and from the looks of it several locals in for just coffee and a place to read the...More

Thank Christine I
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a good coffee and pastry and bakery as not disappointed. Friendly , engaged staff. Chocolate croissant was all I expected, coffee perfect, and live music being played. A little noisy, but everyone seemed to be updated and enjoying themselves.

Thank Kristin V
Reviewed 16 February 2017 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...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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...More

Thank Madcitybrits
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
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank ComradeCamper
Reviewed 21 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
7:00 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
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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