Madison’s Best Coffee Shops and Cafés

Café Domestique

1408 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703
Mon-Fri 7am-3pm
Sat & Sun 8am-3pm

Owner Dan Coppola spent 20 years in the bicycle industry and not taking anything too seriously. From managing events to working for a bicycle vacation company, he did it, he burned out, and he found something else to get into: coffee. When you are a world traveler, getting into the best coffee only seems standard. Once Dan realized that coffee shops are home to the best inside-scoop on new cities, he wanted to recreate the same model here in Madison. Pull up today and get caffeinated before or after you go out riding with your bicycle crew. Who knows, you order the right cup for the right price, you might just learn that secret alleyway Dan has been keeping under wraps for the last two decades. From the man himself, “it’s not Bradbury’s, but it’s pretty good.”


Cargo Coffee

750 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703
Mon-Fri 6am-5pm
Sat & Sun 7am-5pm

Cargo Coffee is a large open space with properly distanced indoor dining. With classic coffee shop options like avocado toast, muffins, and scones, you are sure to enjoy their food while you sip on delectable coffee. Stop in during the afternoon and have a beer or a glass of wine with your customized sandwich or wrap. When Cargo is not a quiet, productive coffee shop, they are hosting musicians on their stage. Check out their Facebook and Instagram to see updates daily on performing acts and adjusting hours.


Johnson Public House

908 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703
8am-3pm, daily

Johnson Public House took over the space that once occupied In the Company of Thieves. With an old brick storefront, Johnson Public House is the epitome of a “hipster coffee shop.” With their half-gallon cold brew, or Zoom Zoom Juice, as well as their Kin-Kin Coffee beans, you can still support your local coffee shop from home. Don’t just pop in for the coffee, though. With smoothies, breakfast, and lunch options, Johnson Public House is an excellent way to start any morning in Madison.


Black Locust Café

829 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703
Tues-Sun 8am-12am
Mon Closed

With a name like Black Locust, they are anything except ordinary, and that is how they like it. With omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan options, their menu is friendly to every type of eater out there, so bring all your friends. With a unique menu of baked goods that rotates depending on the season, they just have something different going on that other cafes do not have. Enjoy the skills of the kitchen until three o’clock but keep drinking your beer and kombucha into the night. Call now and ask about Black Locust hosting your next event.


Grace Coffee Co

1216 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703
Mon-Fri 7am-4pm
Sat & Sun 8am-4pm

Grace Coffee Company utilizes Onyx Coffee Labs to make the best espresso possible. Using their syrups made entirely in-house and only the freshest ingredients, they serve up dishes a cut above the rest. Grace offers coffee beans hailing from Central and South America and Africa to deliver flavorful coffee that you will not find at a hole-in-the-wall. If you would rather stay home, sign up for their sixty-four-ounce subscription; choose between hot or cold brew, enter your flavor preferences, and then decide how often you would like coffee delivered to your door. To skip the line and earn rewards, download the Grace Coffee company app today.