3918 Monona Drive, Madison, WI 53716  (608) 223-5553

Come, sit, sip...

Located on the eastside, at 3918 Monona Drive, on the edge of Monona and Madison, we are the purrrfect location for your morning meeting or an afternoon pick me up.

Gourmet, organic, fair trade coffee

We are partnered with Just Coffee Cooperative to provide you with some of the finest coffees available. All of our coffee is 100% organic, 100% fair trade and 100% locally roasted.

We make our own gelato!

Our gelato is fresh and authentic, handcrafted on site, and some even say that it's the best around...but we'll let you be the judge...stop in an try some today!

Breakfast = Served. All. Day.

Whether you're a late riser or would simply love an egg sandwich in the afternoon, we have got you covered. We serve breakfast all day at the Cat.

Sandwiches, wraps and salads...oh my!

We offer a light lunch menu complete with sandwiches and wraps, salads and soups. We'll even let you mix and match your own cold sandwich if you'd prefer.

Fresh, locally sourced bakery

We fill the case each morning with fresh, locally sourced baked goods. From muffins to scones and donuts to cookies, we have quite the selection to satisfy your sweet tooth.



At Java Cat, it’s all about coffee and community.


Our aim is to serve the best gourmet coffee, authentic gelato and delicious fare
with a friendly smile in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.


We serve only 100% fair trade, organic coffee roasted by our friends at Just Coffee Cooperative, located here in Madison. We produce the best handcrafted Italian gelato in the area. Our bakery is locally sourced and breakfast is served all day. Sandwiches and wraps, soup and salad round out the menu.

We support our local community in as many ways as we can. We participate in several annual fundraisers, including Java Jive, which celebrated its 20th year this past September at the Brink Lounge. This past August, we scooped gelato at the first annual Sundae Fundae, to benefit the Wil-mar Community Center and Olbrich Gardens.

We encourage the arts. We have a rotating art show where artists of any medium are invited to display and/or sell their work. We often have live music, seldom a weekend goes by without a local musician, and now we even have a house guitar! If you play, stop on down. We never charge a cover for music and we take no commissions from the sale of artwork. Email us at artandmusic@javacatmadison.com for more information or to book yourself a show.

We are proud to announce that this December we will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary. It will be a real party with live music, giveaways and even a 10th Anniversary Birthday cake! We want to give back to the community that allowed us to serve them for 10 years – so stop on down and come celebrate with us the Power of 10!


Come. Sit. Relax and enjoy.

Our Hours:
Monday – Friday: 6am to 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7am to 7pm

Java Cat is located on the eastside of Madison at 3918 Monona Drive.

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Nick Matthews

November 29 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Nick Matthews and his guitar never disappoint. Join us for a morning of live music and fresh, hot coffee as Nick not only strums, but also sings, entertaining customers and baristas alike.

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