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.

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Welcome to Java Cat Coffee & Gelato Shop,
proudly serving the Madison area for over 10 years.

 


 

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Thank you for voting us “Best Coffee Shop in Monona”
in The Herald-Independent’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards!

 


 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, Wisconsin. We produce, on-site, 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. In our quest to be one of the best coffee shops in Madison, we participate in several annual fundraisers, including Java Jive, a benefit for the Dane County Rape Crisis Center, and we scooped gelato at the first annual Sundae Fundae, to benefit the Wil-mar Community Center and Olbrich Gardens. We have also partnered with Box of Balloons and the Creative Learning Center and their “Here for Good” campaign in support of children and education.

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.

 

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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Check out our upcoming live music!

Chad Anderson

August 27 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Chad and his guitar never disappoint! Stop in for some fresh brew and a pastry and wake up with Chad as he not only strums, but also sings.

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Nick Matthews

August 28 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Nick is a Madison Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter inspired by the Beatles (in the 60's), Alice Cooper (in the 70's), the Psychedelic Furs (in the 80's), Nirvana (in the 90's), Lucinda Williams (in the 2000's) and Jeff Tweedy/Wilco (in the 2010's) . His band, Nick Matthews and the Knuckle Sandwich released a full length album in 2014 entitled, SuckerPunch. They can be seen regularly at Chief's Tavern.

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Jeff Larsen

August 28 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Stop down for an afternoon of live guitar music with Jeff Larsen from 1 to 3 pm!
Jeff Larsen plays playing solo fingerstyle guitar arrangements of the Beatles, ABBA, Who, ELP and a mix of originals. Please visit his YouTube channel or his website for more information.

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