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Manna Cafe & Bakery

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611 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704-4410
+1 608-663-5500
06:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Manna Café has been a favorite of mine for some time now, especially on the weekends. I say the weekend, because that is the only time they serve Eggs Benedict....and their Eggs Benedict is absolutely fantastic! Order it with a side of potatoes or fruit, grab a mocha or cappuccino, read the paper, and enjoy the food delivered right... More 

1 Thank Steven T
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location on a main thoroughfare. Nice atmosphere with a friendly ambiance. Always healthy food options.

Thank Paul S
Madison, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These folks get my weekend dollar. They get busy on the weekends, but I am a big fan of their takeout. The breakfast maven and scrambles are delicious. The bakery is a winner too. This is a great local place for your dining dollar.

Thank DJAfterbar
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I enjoyed my visit to Manna Cafe. I had a tuna melt sandwich.that was very good. I was told the quiche is great. I will definitely need to return. I want to try something from the bakery. Looked very good! Our waiter was very good also.

Thank Linda L
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Delicious food, pleasant staff, and bright, comfortable seating make Manna Cafe a favorite spot for lunch or dinner. But breakfast...I find myself dreaming about the oatmeal pancakes or one of the scrambles or versions of eggs Benedict. Great coffee choices, daily quiche and soup selections along with on site scratch bakery morsels of deliciousness tempt me away from my kitchen... More 

1 Thank Mary B
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148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The sandwiches, quiches and coffees are pretty good, but we were astounded by the lack of care by staff. We chose a window table, with some plants nearby, on a sunny day and suddenly found that we were being buzzed by some bees -- inside the restaurant. Since we had with us a senior and another person allergic to bee... More 

1 Thank DJKTraveler
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Manna Cafe and Bakery might be located in a sketchy strip mall, but its interior feels like a whole other world. The bakery serves a huge selection of top-notch pastries (I can vouch for their rustic tart, their lemon bars, and their three kinds of rugelach), plus an assortment of beautiful breads (try the Challah-- its to die for!). The... More 

Thank tjknapp
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Manna can be busy and noisy, but the food is innovative and reliably well prepared and presented. The frittatas (sort of an open face omelet) are a must have. Oatmeal pancakes are probably the best hearty pancake I've tried anywhere. Our 6 yr old loves the pancake smile--a pancake with chocolate chip mouth, banana nose and strawberry eyes. You order... More 

Thank M N
Madison, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Every time we go the food is excellent and I love the variety. The Kosher side helps me remember many things from growing up....but I really don't like the political propaganda (one-sided) that is plainly posted all over....I'd rather just eat and not get an eye full of an opposing view. We always try to eat outside to avoid the... More 

1 Thank gr8tkidz
Forest Park, Illinois
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Manna catered a wedding brunch for my daughter seven years ago and it fell off my radar. My husband and I were visiting this past weekend and I suggested going there for breakfast. I am happy to report that the food is still as good as ever...and still reasonably priced. I had the breakfast burrito and it was chock full... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
American, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?