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Manna Cafe & Bakery

611 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704-4410
+1 608-663-5500
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • 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

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Had breakfast here on the way to airport. Would definitely stop here again to try the many items available from the bakery. Food selection for breakfast was great.

Thank David P
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We ate outside because we had our puppy with us. You need 2 people for this as someone must order inside. My beef sandwich was especially delicious. They have really nice desserts, and I bet pretty much everything is good.

Thank Ask108
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in before heading in long car ride. Food was good and portions good size. I thought it was a little overpriced but overall good experience.

Thank 407edv
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 14:00
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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