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The Green Owl Cafe

1970 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5221
+1 608-285-5290
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“schnitzel” (15 reviews)
“jambalaya” (8 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1970 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5221
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I went here for a late lunch. I had a roasted vegetable sandwich and she had a barbecue meat substitute sandwich. She said hers was delicious and mine was also very good. The waitress was very pleasant and efficient.

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am currently waiting on my order and am anticipating the Vegan Schnitzel! While sipping on hot Apple Cider, back again for what I believe is my fourth visit! Vegan excellence and amazing service! Just go!!

Thank mctraveler2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful twists on the very best of vegetarian meals in the state of Wisconsin! The transformation of kale is remarkable as it's not even a close favorite of mine! Try the kale crisps to experience a surprisingly delightful and amazing taste which is light...More

Thank legacyendeavors
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My husband and I stumbled upon The Green Owl Cafe when trying to locate a dog-friendly patio eatery to have lunch. We didn't realize it was a vegetarian/vegan place but that didn't matter as we try to eat vegetarian options as often as possible. The...More

Thank lisafromchitown
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We had the Devil Wings as appetizer. It could use a little spice but we still enjoyed it. The husband had the Crabby Cake Po'boy which, I think, was very tasty compared to the Jackfruit Quesadilla That had. The portions were great! The place is...More

Thank MGB926
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We've eaten brunch, lunch dinner. Each meal was a great vegan treat. Nothing disappoints. And there is way too much food per serving, so there are left overs.

Thank Deborah E
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Definitely has a weird, sort of dive bar, feel when you walk in so I was a bit hesitant about the food, but it wasn't bad. The wait for food seemed long, but we were pleasantly surprised when it arrived. The taco pizza was heaped...More

Thank waverider681
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Took my vegan teen here on a Sunday around noon. Short wait for us a little table in a bank of tables for two. Could eat at the bar, too. All the traditional diner breakfast foods like French toast, jueves rancheros (done nuevo style with...More

Thank DarCDayz
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Hadn't been to Green Owl in about a year, was looking forward to a tasty if somewhat pricey meal, for a minor celebration with a couple of friends. We all found it disappointing. The nachos, which used to be copious and delicious, were in a...More

Thank Moyshekapoyer
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is a small affordable cafe with good options for those on a gluten-free diet. Service was very good and the food was well prepared. This is a good option if you're passing by Madison and don't want to venture downtown to find a spot...More

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Laura P
12 June 2016|
Response from cggraham7 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was made of seitan!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1970 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5221
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-285-5290
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