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SchoolGrounds Cafe

4691 County Rd N, Cottage Grove, WI 53527-9761
+1 608-228-9488
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
“kettle chips” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (11 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Healthy
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4691 County Rd N, Cottage Grove, WI 53527-9761
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I loved this little place! As a teacher, how could I resist!? Great coffee and nice staff in a cool space. I only went once and I wish I could go back!

Thank AKgrown_goes_to_Indo
Reviewed 1 June 2017

In a former school building, owned by a local family. Excellent coffee, bakery and fresh made crepes.

Thank SlymanChicago
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

School grounds is my favorite homegrown coffee spot. Great coffee. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great location.

Thank Terlayne
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The atmosphere is fun and historical. This is an old School house completely transformed. Inside are pictures of how it was, and people who actually went to the school. It was an art shop as well, may still be, I have not been inside since...More

Thank I6937YDbillm
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Open again as of Feb 2017. Cute. Local. Exit 244 off 94, nice stop on a road trip. They are open morning to early afternoon. And hiring😊

Thank susanchica
Reviewed 18 January 2017

long wait for coffee but cute place, restored very nicely. Lunch menu was over priced with average food. They are now closed. Too many lunch options nearby.

Thank allaboutthefamily
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Coffee, pastries, sandwiches - all delightful! And the folks that work there are very nice! Highly recommennd!

Thank Getcrafty1961
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Good coffee and good light lunch/breakfast fare in literally an old school with brings charm to the experience. Good service and pleasant staff.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The SchoolGrounds cafe has a nice staff, a contemporary feel, and a weird overall layout. Paintings on the walls and artsy stuff in glass cases makes the first impression rather confusing but coffee house acceptable. The coffee which I got at the counter was hot...More

Thank Josh J
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here and had coffee, cocoa and lemonade, all of which were very tasty. I especially liked the flavor of the hot cocoa, it had great flavor and could taste the chocolate without being overly sweet. We indulged in some of the bakery items,...More

Thank Em D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:30
06:00 - 15:30
06:00 - 15:30
06:00 - 15:30
06:00 - 15:30
06:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4691 County Rd N, Cottage Grove, WI 53527-9761
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Cottage Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 608-228-9488
  • E-mail
SchoolGrounds Cafe is an inviting cafe married to a beautifully restored 1910 one-room schoolhouse. Handmade bakery and pastry onsite daily and we also accept custom bakery orders as well. Incredible coffee and espresso beverages. Handcrafted breakfast porridge, gourmet egg sandwiches, belgian waffles, and frittered french toast served until 10:30. Our signature sandwiches and soups served from 10:30-2:00pm daily (served until close on live music days). Weekly live music events. Wifi. Catering and take-out orders. Gallery features distinct art and craft from numerous local artisans. Easy to find off I-94, exit 244, between Madison and Milwaukee.
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