Welcome to Java Cat Coffee & Gelato Shop,
proudly serving the Madison area for over 10 years.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book yourself a show.