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SchoolGrounds Cafe

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4691 County Rd N, Cottage Grove, WI 53527-9761
+1 608-228-9488
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08:00 - 15:30
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Sun 08:00 - 15:30
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 15:30
Fri 06:00 - 00:00
Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

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Thank Getcrafty1961
Waunakee, WI
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Mike R
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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 and delicious but the location of cream, sugar, and utensils was a bit cramped and... More 

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Thank Josh J
Janesville, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, the frosted "dog bone" cookie, the brownie, and carrot cake, all of which were very... More 

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Thank Em D
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

If you are looking for a great cup of coffee to go with excellent bakery, this is a great spot. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. The bakery is delicious as I am sure are the breakfast and lunch sandwiches. The owner is passionate about his business and works hard to pair great service with excellent food. They have... More 

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Thank Onthego1950
Shanghai, China
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41 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My latte was very good, but it is their orange/chocolate scone about which I am dreaming. What an absolute treat -- I can't wait to return, and I will have lunch there next time.

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Thank Shanghaisol
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

UPDATE- Now I have had their breakfast sandwiches and they are really good! My original assessment still stands... Great place with awesome staff, and great coffee!

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Thank K P
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

A truly welcoming space. Bright, inviting as the people that work there. A Family Business done very, very well. The coffee was delicious as were the scones. Had the chance to visit with the Owner as well. Great experience. Back tomorrow for morning brew I'm sure.

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Thank VirgilsPlate
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I am a regular at School grounds and every time I go in it feels like I am walking into HOME. I am always made to feel welcome and important. Not to mention the drinks are amazing and the food is top notch as well as extremely health and for the not so healthy days the baked goods are out... More 

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Thank Shane R
Woodbury, Minnesota
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144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

What a neat coffee spot. Very impressed. Look like a one room school converted to a coffee stop. They are still making improvements. Very clean. On our way to Milwaukee and stop for a change of drivers. Great surprise. Food looks good and made with care. Can't wait for the next time we drive by. Hand made jewelry paintings etc.

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Thank Woodcrest55129

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Healthy
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:30
Monday
06:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
06:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
06:00 - 15:30
Thursday
06:00 - 15:30
Friday
06:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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