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The Green Owl Cafe

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1970 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5221
+1 608-285-5290
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Wisconsin
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am recently a vegan so I decided to check this place out, as I believe it is the only all-vegan restaurant in Madison. I was blown away by all the choices on the menu and the creativity behind them. My dining partner had the jumbalaya and it was fantastic (he is not even a vegetarian), although a slightly smaller... More 

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Thank topazbeagle
Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The hardest part was convincing the lone carnivore to go -- but in the end, even he was a fan. They accommodate dairy and nut allergies (not kitchen-nut-free kinds, I don't think, but I didn't ask about that degree of care) - and thier food is delicious. On it's own. If you're in Madison and you have that 8-10 vegetarians... More 

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Thank Nineran
Janesville, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We wanted to try out some vegetarian food and ended up here. The place is small and we had to wait 25 minutes for a table since we did not reserve our table. While waiting we ordered their Vegan Bloody Mary and it was different and quite good. Once we got our table we ordered their Mediterranean sampler appetizer and... More 

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Thank Emmanuel F
Madison, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

took my two daughters who also were excited by the meat free menu. We narrowed down our choices: po'boy crabby cakes=were "okay", LTL was also "okay" and the meatfree walnut loaf dinner which I liked. Good portions good prices and will be back with other guests.

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Thank Melissa R
Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Good menu options, lots of variety. Everyone very pleased with their choices. Will go back again. Telling friends.

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Thank sparky731
St. Paul, MN
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Loved everything we ordered. The vegetarian BLT was absolutely fantastic, and the blackened tofu sandwich was excellent in its own right. Kids got a french bread pizza and really liked that.

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Thank stpaul66
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stopped in with family. They loved all of the choices. My husband doesn't always like tempeh, but he had the TLT and thought it was very good. He really enjoyed the salad and dressing. I had the Soup special, split pea...the best I have had in a restaurant! Cute, clean, good service.

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Granger, Indiana
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food was excellent with many options. Started with the nachos and had the dijon chicken and the Madison Philly. All very tasty. It was a friday evening and although it didn't look overly crowded we waited 50 minutes for our food. Not a big deal since we weren't in a hurry. Not sure if this is a regular occurence.... More 

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Thank steve g
Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Friendly staff, good range of dishes. Tasty vegetarian and vegan restaurant which was so good went twice. Outdoor and indoor seating.

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Had the African stew and it was amazing. Portion size is on the small size of medium, I'm still hungry. But quality is excellent, it's healthy, and they have plenty of options.

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Thank Samantha P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?