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Cottage Cafe

915 Atlas Ave, Madison, WI 53714-3115
+1 608-221-4815
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
4 weeks ago
“Great breakfast for a great price🇺🇸”
2 Jun 2017
“Best restaurant in Madison for Breakfast”
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Cafe, Diner
915 Atlas Ave, Madison, WI 53714-3115
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The only thing good about this place is the food's affordable and delicious otherwise, I won't be dinning in this place. THINGS TO WORK ON. The wait time took forever. Sanitation is very important too.

Thank rsoul18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a great homestyle cooked breakfast, look no further. I have been going to the cottage Café for years now, and they have never let me down. Make sure you get there early as the place will fill up especially on a Saturday....More

Thank PayneReviewsAll
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Usually busy. Good food servings are OK for the price. Waitress are normally friendly. Could use a little deep cleaning but overall good place to stop.

Thank Tenny W
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I love this place. My wife and I go here quite often I always order the Kraby Cakes and eggs. Its a great meal! The pancakes are huge and the service and prices are great. A hidden gem.

Thank NYGent
Reviewed 3 June 2017

My husband and I found this place while in the area before we moved here. We were very impressed then and equally as impressed now - over 4 years later. Every time we have gone there, the staff were so friendly and professional. The food...More

Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stopped here for lunch and will go back again. Busy but plenty of tables. We tried the daily special, which was meatloaf. Very tasty! Good waitress but she wasn't a pest-she waited until we were done to clear away our dishes.

Thank Luellyn
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

My brother suggested we meet at this diner just two blocks from where I grew up. I had to ask twice for direction as I have no memory of "a diner in the strip mall behind the firehouse". It was a good choice. Lots of...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We love the Cottage Cafe. It is our go-to spot for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. Friendly staff, good food in large servings at modest prices. Crabscakes Benedict, Cottage platter, Big breakfast - it is hard to go wrong. Great daily specials. Go. Eat. Enjoy.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Food was very fresh, with the eggs benedict with potatoes being good and filling. Their potato pancakes were very good, with the accompanying applesauce being served in a separate dish (yes!) and syrup available on request. Their specials looked inviting (a Reuben omelette) and on...More

Thank NBChknbiski
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Great food and friendly service for a great price! Best eggs benedict I have ever had. They have good burgers too if you are looking for lunch.

Thank toylips
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 915 Atlas Ave, Madison, WI 53714-3115
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-221-4815
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