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115 4th St, La Crosse, WI 54601
+1 608-782-7668
08:30 - 00:00
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Sun 08:30 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 00:00
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 Note is great at.

Thank Michael P
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 your laptop screen. Seems to be a favorite place for 20-30 somethings.

Thank Roland K
Home Usa
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395 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 house-made syrups that they provide free of charge are sometimes too tempting to ignore. Then... More 

Thank Ben U
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137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 much. I wish there was an option for another side besides a small green salad... More 

Thank Sara R
Mentor, Ohio
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139 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 a while watching other peoples food come that ordered after us we went back up... More 

Thank juliebY4632SQ
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the tomatoes and basil and feta and a cold brew coffee, all of which was... More 

Thank bonna61
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We spent five days in La crosse this past week and searched out new and exciting places to eat all week. This place is my perfect breakfast stop! The crepes ARE GREAT! I had the house brew pour-over ( Kickapoo Columbian) and it also hit my sweet spot! (Definitely gonna get some of that at home!) Just a great relaxing... More 

Thank Brad L
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This place is great for a couples day out , either as a pit stop or for a meal . Me and my fiancé love to stop by and grab a glass of wine or a latte . Then find a corner table and relax , the staff are very laid back and friendly . The crepes are to die... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?