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Manna Cafe & Bakery

611 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704-4410
+1 608-663-5500
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“quiche” (16 reviews)
“rugelach” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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611 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704-4410
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really fine cup of soup and a tuna sandwich made my day. Nice sized dining area makes it a comfortable place to eat. They add a little touch extra to every sandwich they offer. Very nice.

Thank wayne l
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for brunch after arriving to Madison airport. Some of the best food I have had for breakfast but the service was nonexistent. You are handed a number for a table as you come in. We were told wait was about 35 mins...More

Thank voyageurfoodie
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

There is an extensive menu with out-of-the-ordinary choices. From very hearty to very healthy, I think there is something for everyone. The prices are reasonable considering the high quality of the food. I think they keep their costs down by having you order at the...More

Thank JeffP2
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is a seat yourself, order up front kind of place. For those who are used to being 'waited on', this is not the place for you. But, the baked goods are tremendous. Even if you don't want to eat a meal here, but, you...More

Thank ForSure53
Reviewed 17 September 2017

While the soup and sandwich fare here is about average and sometimes pretty good, the service staff is largely incompetent and they make just plain terrible coffee. They should just quit offering coffee. Having gone here a few times, I variously ordered Espresso (so acidic...More

Thank DJKTraveler
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We went to the Manna for brunch on a Saturday. It wasn't what we expected. But, it turned out to be better than expected in a different way. We assumed it would be table service. Instead, it was order at the counter and they brought...More

Thank TAO5060
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful small, welcoming restaurant that is clearly loved by locals. Food is fresh, unique and delicious. You can certainly get your basic breakfast, but try the Benedict with brisket or the Carnivore breakfast sandwich. The oatmeal pancakes were also delicious - and filling! Our son...More

Thank Beth L
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch with a friend. It was busy but there wasn't a wait to order. We both ordered the deconstructed chicken salad. It was very good. It comes with a curry dressing so if you don't like that make sure to order something else....More

Thank Gail R
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something to do on a Sunday morning and decided to go out for brunch. Ended up at Manna's and thoroughly enjoyed our food. Not totally crazy about ordering at a counter and waiting for it to be brought to the table,...More

Thank traubenberg
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

A local favorite, can get crowded and somewhat noisy on the weekends. Good bakery and coffee with nice gluten free options, vegetarian/ vegan daily quiche specials, always a winner for breakfast or lunch. Locally sourced and fresh. You order at the counter and food is...More

Thank smokeyej
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704-4410
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-663-5500
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Bakery, from scratch, baked daily is the start to all of our delicious food prepared in-house and served in our cozy dining rooms by friendly, knowledgable staff. Visit our website for a complete listing of our menus and specials.Hours:Sunday 7am-2pm, brunch 7:30-2Monday 6am-5pm, breakfast 7:30-11, lunch 10:30-5Tuesday-Friday 6am-9pm, breakfast 7:30-11, lunch 10:30-3, light fare 3-5, dinner 5-9Saturday 7am-9pm, brunch 7:30-2, light fare 2-5, dinner 5-9reservations accepted for DINNER
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