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The Green Owl Cafe

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1970 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5221
+1 608-285-5290
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good menu options, lots of variety. Everyone very pleased with their choices. Will go back again. Telling friends.

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Thank sparky731
St. Paul, MN
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Loved everything we ordered. The vegetarian BLT was absolutely fantastic, and the blackened tofu sandwich was excellent in its own right. Kids got a french bread pizza and really liked that.

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Thank stpaul66
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stopped in with family. They loved all of the choices. My husband doesn't always like tempeh, but he had the TLT and thought it was very good. He really enjoyed the salad and dressing. I had the Soup special, split pea...the best I have had in a restaurant! Cute, clean, good service.

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Granger, Indiana
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food was excellent with many options. Started with the nachos and had the dijon chicken and the Madison Philly. All very tasty. It was a friday evening and although it didn't look overly crowded we waited 50 minutes for our food. Not a big deal since we weren't in a hurry. Not sure if this is a regular occurence.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Friendly staff, good range of dishes. Tasty vegetarian and vegan restaurant which was so good went twice. Outdoor and indoor seating.

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Thank tp0ps
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Had the African stew and it was amazing. Portion size is on the small size of medium, I'm still hungry. But quality is excellent, it's healthy, and they have plenty of options.

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Thank Samantha P
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

As one raised in a german-american household and community, I still have the memory of german food......and having been a vegetarian for a number of years, I never expected to encounter Schnitzel I would eat, so this was the highlight of my visit to this very pleasant restaurant.

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Thank broosontheloos
Rockford, Illinois
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Came here with my vegetarian friends for a lunch while in Madison. I am not vegetarian myself but found there was a lot to choose from on the menu that sounded really good. They ordered an appetizer that was supposed to be like buffalo chicken and I was shocked at the texture of it. Had a texture like a chicken... More 

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Sycamore, Il
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are more "flexitarians" but came across this cafe on our way through Madison. Beautiful day to eat outside. Service was a little slow but really enjoyed the food and relaxing outdoors. Had the veggie loaf which was a great meatless rendition of meatloaf and husband had the blackened lemon marinated tofu sandwich which had a great... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We stopped in for lunch while visiting Madison and had a delicious vegan meal. The fish fry sandwich was my favorite - really good tartar sauce, and I honestly don't think anyone would have known they weren't eating fish! Our appetizer was the devil wings which was seitan in a really good buffalo sauce - not too spicy, not too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1970 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5221
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-285-5290

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