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SchoolGrounds Cafe

4691 County Rd N, Cottage Grove, WI 53527-9761
+1 608-228-9488
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (4 reviews)
“chai” (2 reviews)
“kettle chips” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, American, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4691 County Rd N, Cottage Grove, WI 53527-9761
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A TripAdvisor Member
Johnson Creek, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this coffee shop. The coffee is great, the baked goods are amazing, the service is exceptional, and its topped off with its charm. Always try to make a stop when I'm in town. Just wish they had longer hours.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped there for breakfast the other day. They have an amazing breakfast sandwich with ham egg cheese and maple syrup that is amazing! Also their chi tea is very good!

Thank AbbeyMac13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister & I stopped by the cafe last Friday night for a glass of wine, appetiser, and some wonderful music by local talent. The staff is very attentive, and it was a nice night to be on the patio to relax and listen to...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the area, and was seeking out a chai latte. Found this little coffee shop, and decided to give it a try. Upon entry, I found a basket case full of scones, muffins, bars and carrot cake. Decided to try the Snickerdoodle bar along with...More

Thank DoubleStuff
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

I loved this little place! As a teacher, how could I resist!? Great coffee and nice staff in a cool space. I only went once and I wish I could go back!

Thank AKgrown_goes_to_Indo
Reviewed 31 May 2017

In a former school building, owned by a local family. Excellent coffee, bakery and fresh made crepes.

Thank SlymanChicago
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

School grounds is my favorite homegrown coffee spot. Great coffee. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great location.

Thank Terlayne
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The atmosphere is fun and historical. This is an old School house completely transformed. Inside are pictures of how it was, and people who actually went to the school. It was an art shop as well, may still be, I have not been inside since...More

Thank I6937YDbillm
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Open again as of Feb 2017. Cute. Local. Exit 244 off 94, nice stop on a road trip. They are open morning to early afternoon. And hiring😊

Thank susanchica
Reviewed 17 January 2017

long wait for coffee but cute place, restored very nicely. Lunch menu was over priced with average food. They are now closed. Too many lunch options nearby.

Thank allaboutthefamily
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:30
06:00 - 15:30
06:00 - 15:30
06:00 - 15:30
06:00 - 15:30
06:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4691 County Rd N, Cottage Grove, WI 53527-9761
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Cottage Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 608-228-9488
  • E-mail
SchoolGrounds Cafe is an inviting cafe married to a beautifully restored 1910 one-room schoolhouse. Handmade bakery and pastry onsite daily and we also accept custom bakery orders as well. Incredible coffee and espresso beverages. Handcrafted breakfast porridge, gourmet egg sandwiches, belgian waffles, and frittered french toast served until 10:30. Our signature sandwiches and soups served from 10:30-2:00pm daily (served until close on live music days). Weekly live music events. Wifi. Catering and take-out orders. Gallery features distinct art and craft from numerous local artisans. Easy to find off I-94, exit 244, between Madison and Milwaukee.
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