Coffee shop serving organic coffee, tea, a daily soup plus all-vegan bakery goods. No extra charge for soy drinks. Cozy atmosphere. Wireless internet, music nights. more-less
1101 Williamson St
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Mon-Fri 7:00am-11:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-11:00pm



First Review by rccourtney
  • vegan

coffee and cake with a smile

Posted on 08 / 30 / 2013

Cash only. Keep that in mind. They have vegan pastries from around the city and they're so dang good. It's a simple place with good coffee. I was just in town for work but I liked having this part of my morning.

Pros: good price, vegan treats!
Cons: cash only, limited seating
  • mostly-vegetarian

Mother Fool's - Funky with Fantastic Food !

Posted on 10 / 05 / 2012

Any place that creates and serves delicious Vegan fare is tops on my list and welcome on my plate.
Great building and simple ambience combined with their food selections makes this a great place to spend some time solo, or with friends. It's such a wonderful addition in the cafe scene of Madison! Relax & Enjoy.

Pros: Great food, Great food, Great food
Cons: none, yet, they always please.
  • vegan

Classic East Side Cafe

Posted on 10 / 29 / 2011

Frankly, anywhere on the East Side of Madison is a wonderful place in my opinion, and Mother Fool's Coffeehouse is verily in keeping with my mentality. The mismatched couches and chairs, graffitied wall, and classic Madison hippie baristas all contribute to give Mother Fool's the warm and fun atmosphere of the East Side.

Food and drink-wise, Mother Fool's always has a bakery case stuffed full of vegan cupcakes, cookies, tarts, pastries, bread rolls, and my favorite sun-dried tomato bread. They also have a vegan soup-of-the-day and all their drinks can be made with soy milk at no extra cost. A welcoming, delicious, and vegan-friendly cafe fit for the East Side.

See pictures and more restaurant reviews at my blog:

Pros: All-vegan bakery., Soy milk at no extra charge., Friendly baristas.
Cons: No food other than soup and bakery., A bit small (lack of seating).

  • vegan

Awesome vegan sweets

Posted on 05 / 21 / 2008

I love all the sweets that they serve here especially the cranberry orange scone. Also great coffee and tea with soy as an option.
I am wondering why I am not allowed to give the place 5 happy cows as a rating. This place is 100% vegetarian and is in fact all vegan except the small amount of dairy that they have in the form of milk and cream for coffee.

Pros: vegan deserts, great coffee and tea
Cons: uncomfortable couches


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