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Mother Fool's Coffee House

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1101 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3752
+1 608-259-1301
07:00 - 23:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I lived in Rome for a while and I fell in love with cappuccinos. It is almost impossible to find a traditional Italian cappuccino in Madison. Every coffee house you go to does not follow the traditional Italian recipe as they put way too much milk in and use an oversized mug. If you want a perfect traditional Italian cappuccino,... More 

Thank Chris J
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Mother Fool's is one of Madison's alternative music venues that hosts many, many interesting shows. Soups, cookies are quite good, as is the coffee. The concerts are intimate with normal house lighting as well as the whine of the cappuccino machine in the background. Overall, a Madison class comparable to Milk Boy in Philly but without the BYOB.

Thank Vincent P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Casey was the best barista ever! He was so pleasant and honestly made the best cappuccino ever! This is a cool place that you can hang out in and enjoy talking and drinking some of Madison's best coffees.

Thank Steve R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

All in all I was pleased with our visit to Mother Fools. FYI-CASH OR CHECK ONLY. We did not have any food during this visit so my review solely based off atmosphere and the coffee drinks. This establishment uses a "local"(Milwaukee) coffee roasters beans (Collectivo). That is the start of good coffee as Collectivo produces great beans. The drinks were... More 

Thank Rick Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

I love this cafe.. The oatmeal and raisin cookies are to die for and their houseblend coffee is always good.. You can sit and read, use their wifi...just chill on your own or with friends.

Thank Siobhán E
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

Love Mother Fool's as the best coffee house in Madison. Absolutely the best iced coffee anywhere: they do something unique that is really special. Really, try it!! The coffee and tea in general are excellent always. And no extra charge for soy. The other food is all vegan: fougasse from Batch bakery, soups from Green Owl, and cookies are all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

A pleasant place to get coffee, tea, or baked goods with the occasional musical act.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2009

Excellent vegan baked goods.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2008

not much food

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2008

keeping it real

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3752
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-259-1301

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