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!

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.


Welcome to Java Cat Coffee & Gelato Shop,
proudly serving the Madison area for almost 15 years.


 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.

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our lobby is currently closed, but our drive-through remains open from 7am to 2pm daily. Our patio is open anytime and we welcome you to sit and enjoy yourself after hours. In addition, we aren’t serving any food at this time, but continue to serve coffee and other beverages, our hand-crafted gelato and limited bakery. Please stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates. Thank you!



Come. Sit. Relax and enjoy.

Our Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7am to 2pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7am to 2pm



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


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

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