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The Mermaid Cafe - CLOSED

1929 Winnebago St, Madison, WI 53704-5314
+1 608-249-9719
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good25%
  • Average25%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
20 Jun 2016
“Wanted to like it”
9 Jun 2016
“Two visits here - both disappointing”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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1929 Winnebago St, Madison, WI 53704-5314
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

But they didn't cut it. Good location and nice little place but the food was just average and selections limited. Also, service was not nice at all and the coffee so-so. There are so many other places for a good breakfast (like Lazy Janes or...More

Thank foodjava
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I was really hoping to give the Mermaid a good review - cute, small place, kinda hip, cool name. Unfortunately, on two occasions here I’ve discovered the food (and cleanliness) to be of poor quality. I tried a bit of their pulled pork sandwich 2...More

Thank Vincent P
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

This is a small casual and friendly little neighborhood restaurant. The decor is very simple and low rent. I had the Bahn meatless while my wife had the Tofu rice dish. Both were delicious. We look forward to coming back soon.

Thank AlanKWi
Reviewed 23 June 2015

The Mermaid Cafe is a hidden gem in the Atwood Neighborhood. It has a great selection of hand-crafted beverages and a decent-sized menu. If you're looking for local Madison honey, they carry some here!

Thank Cosmopolite22
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Stopped here on a whim. Pretty small menu with lots of organics and natural stuff. They also have tasty gluten free bread. The staff was friendly and very nice to us. We just ordered sandwiches and I had some Caribbean pumpkin soup (which I enjoyed)....More

Thank PaperTiger67
Reviewed 4 February 2014

I went here on a recommendation from a friend. It's one of those organic and politically correct places . . . hated it. It was dirty. The server was dirty. The food was dry and tasteless. But it was cheap. That about says it all.More

3  Thank Cindy N
Lisa J, Owner at The Mermaid Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2014

Cindy, I would love it if you would call me or email me about your experience. I have had a lot of people level criticisms and my cafe but yours is really over the top and unbelievable. My only hope with this review is that...More

Reviewed 25 August 2013

I have a lot of dietary restrictions & the hubs was really wanting to go out to eat for breakfast & we ended up at the Mermaid Cafe. This is a quaint, local place with all the atmosphere you'd want from Madison. The cook was...More

Thank chefgraves
Reviewed 8 May 2013

I have been here several times in the last few months. The food taste great and they use a lot of local organic food. I have never been disappointed with anything I have ordered. The price is fair because of the amount of food you...More

Thank David P
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1929 Winnebago St, Madison, WI 53704-5314
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-249-9719
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