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650 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1016
+1 608-259-0300
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08:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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224 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Decided to skip the Starbucks and try this place instead. The place was full of nomophobes. The guy in front of me was so entranced with his phone he was caught by surprise when he was asked what he wanted. Then he finally read the menu board and figured out what he wanted. Finally our turn, I ordered Earl Grey... More 

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Chicago
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184 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Great convenient location if you're a UW student. Typical menu. When we were there on a saturday, there was only one employee, whom was great and kept cool with a line of customers, but they might need more help.

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Thank busy_traveler
Boise, Idaho
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169 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We stopped in here on a rainy morning to get warm and have something to drink and eat. My friend doesn't drink coffee, but had little other choice. We each had a scone. Though they tasted good, they were hard as rocks; definitely not a light and fluffy Irish scone.

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Thank TravelinGal2010
Madison, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Our office's favorite morning break place, we never misses 'two punch Tuesday.' Artwork on the walls are always nice. I especially like the seasonal lattes. Good selection of tea and tea lattes

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Thank Melissa H
Madison, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

I was on a quest to find good cappuccino, and tried at many places the same day. On suggestion by someone, went here. But the nice barrista started out with an 8 oz cup and that was a dead giveaway right there on the cappuccino quality. I asked her for the standard cup and she didn't have any. Tried it... More 

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Thank I_am_a_New_Traveller
Madison, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

I love coffee. I adore the iced unsweetened lattes served at this state street cafe. Along with neat local artwork on the walls (some for sale) by local artists, the cafe also has beans for sale. One of my favorite places to people watch in downtown Madison!

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Thank spike706
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

I drink americanos several times a week, and theirs is good! Strong enough, but definitely pricey. A Starbucks americano costs less, but they gave me a stamp card that gets me a free one after every 5 drinks or so.

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Thank katieacxc
Pensacola, Florida
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333 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

I only found out about Espresso Royale recently. There are so many coffee shops in Madison, it's hard to go to them all! The cafe is bigger than it seems on the outside - the back stretches down quite far. The mistake I made on Sunday was that I didn't see that you could choose any of their daily deals... More 

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Thank Vanessa Y
Hancock
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

The one on the 600 block of State Street was great (the only one I used). The bakery looked amazing--managed to resist it though! Staff definitely the most friendly. Coffee excellent.

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Thank yoopie
Columbia, South Carolina
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

This is my favorite coffee shop in town. Great espresso and great atmosphere!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 650 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1016
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-259-0300

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