My husband and I missed this place on our first trip to Madison! I'm so glad we found it on Happy Cow for our second trip because wow, this place has so much vegan stuff on their menu, including lots of breakfast items! I think we drove past this place the first time, and I was probably thinking, yeah right, like they have anything vegan there...
Make sure to check out the vegan menu on their web site. There's lots of info about vegan extras they offer that are not mentioned on their menu, most notably milkshakes! Milkshakes are on their regular dessert menu at the table, but there is no mention of vegan milkshakes. Our server knew what we were talking about though, and we were able to have amazing shakes (one Oreo, one chocolate) with our ridiculously good tofu reuben and waffle fries - super greasy but what do you expect with diner food? We also got to have a satisfying brunch here - a delicious potato hash paired with tofu scramble fruit and toast. We also got a plate of vegan banana walnut pancakes to share; we could not finish everything; portion sizes are generous here.
I'm curious if this place is ever not busy. It says on their web site - "always busy." I figured that they wouldn't be crowded before 11 AM on a Monday - nope they were just about as crowded as they were on a Saturday morning for brunch.
Cons: too busy, traditional diner atmosphere, just OK service