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La Brioche presents True Food

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2862 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3644
+1 608-233-3388
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon 07:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We recently had breakfast at La Brioche. This is a great place with wonderful food and service. In addition they have a very nice outdoor seating area for dining. I would thoroughly recommend this place.

Thank Robert H
Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I've been to La Brioche twice in the last couple of months -- once with friends, once with family. Both times, the service was excellent & the food delectable. I am a huge fan of the breakfast crepes and the vegetarian Benedict. The atmosphere has an antique, fancy feel, making it a unique experience. (You wouldn't expect this given the... More 

Thank teamtvtravels
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Our son and his girlfriend have taken us here before. So when they gave me a choice for my birthday, of course I selected La Brioche. Interesting features of this particular restaurant are that no use of cellphones or handheld devices is allowed inside. We turned off our cellphones after taking a photo outside. My husband and son ordered pizzas,... More 

Thank Lynne J
Fox Point
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This storefront in a strip mall belies what awaits within: a sanctuary of classical ambiance, delicious food and friendly, expert service. Portions are generous, and prices are reasonable. We shared an unhurried lunch of veggie quesadillas and Greek salad -- an international delight! The kitchen graciously split the portions at our request, saving us that messy task at table. We... More 

Thank ********
Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I am not one to give a poor review very often. You really have to mess up on basic services and technical skills for me to be unhappy enough to give a rating of less than a 3. Unfortunately, this was one of those experiences. We did call ahead to reserve a table for our party of 7 and they... More 

Thank jmgile50
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Salad portions were large (both sizes were larger than expected). Food was tasty, but service left something to be desired. Our server only stopped by the table once after our food was delivered, when I had about a bite left.

Thank Steve A
The Villages, Florida
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115 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Was in Wisconsin for a wedding over the weekend and La Brioche was recommended by the bride. We tried it the morning of our flight back and certainly enjoyed it. I had the breakfast tacos and my daughter ordered the wild salmon omelette. Everything was quite tasty, fresh, and presented well. There were a few snags with the service, but... More 

Thank drmakh
West Bay, Grand Cayman
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183 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

The place is situated in like a strip mall with very minimal parking so I wasn't expecting much. This is a super classy place with decent food to go with it. With the exception that they kept bringing me bread with everything even though I said I was gluten-free this was of quality meal. We all came for a Sunday... More 

Thank daenergymon
Rockford, Illinois
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140 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to meet friends for lunch. The food is great. The tomato bisque soup was awesome. However, If you want soup to come before the quiche, you will need to tell the server when you order as otherwise it all comes out together. Normally I'd expect the soup to be served first. The atmosphere is classy,... More 

Thank Llamma2
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

I frequently find it necessary to inform the server, at the time we order, that we want some TIME for our salads. I have come to realize that servers usually turn in the orders for the entrees at the same time as they get the salads. I didn’t think the extra instructions would be necessary at a place like LaBrioche.... More 

Thank JudyB_MadisonWI

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
French, American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2862 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3644
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-233-3388

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?