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Ancora Coffee Roasters

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2871 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3643
06:30 - 21:30
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Sun 06:30 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:30
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Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This place is great to buy coffee on the go or to sit and have coffee. The pastry and food selections are minimal, so I wouldn't come here for food. Staff is very helpful, and both the coffee drinks and grounds are excellent.

Thank BemusedBee
Madison, Wisconsin
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Can't drive by with out a stop to buy a lbs. or two and get a free cup. Love that the decaf is better than most "real" coffees at outer places.

Thank Dan H
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This review is for the Ancora Coffee Roasters at the Madison Airport. It looks nice, but looks can be deceiving. The coffee was bitter and my bagel smash was pressed so hard and over toasted to the point where I thought I might break a tooth if I tried to eat it. The only reason to stop here is if... More 

Thank Jackie G
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

So this was at the airport so I apologize for posting on a different location but where is the airport location? Went there today, needed a good coffee before flying out. Asked for a dark roast. The waitress pointed to the sign, which I saw, but doesn't say "what" it is. I asked so what does Dark Thunder mean, "dark... More 

Thank bulldogtwo
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

A good flat white is hard to find in the USA, but I found it here! Great breakfast and atmosphere too. Easy to find as right by the Capitol

Thank Samarai_Jack
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Arrived at 645a and was pleased with decorating, low noise levels, free on street parking, but mostly the aroma! Had a great pepper jack , egg, bacon, and siracha english muffin. My bride had a muffin w egg, ham, tomato, pesto & provolone. Both were outstanding, although my wife will say she liked the rumchatta chi latte best! Will definitely... More 

Thank Rick G
Forest Hills, New York
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I stopped here when I was in Madison and was very happy with my coffee. Very good quality with quick service.

Thank mdzaug
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

This is the best coffee place. the barista knows how to make a good coffee. latte is smooth and not burnt.

Thank Budiman B
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164 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013

As we get older and our bodies get more sensitive to chemicals, stick to pure and good for coffee, and that's Ancora. Black Thunder is chewy and comforting with a zing. One time they didn't have it, I pre-paid and came back for it. Looking for a perfect hostess gift? I pound of beans. You may have been behind me... More 

1 Thank MadEater
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Ancora has been my favorite coffee provider for years now. But there bakery goods have always been pretty dreadful. Until now! As of Monday, March 11th, all their bake goods come from Batch Bakery on Willy St. This is double the pleasure. All I've tried so far are their scones and the Monkey Bread (a cinnamon type muffin) and they... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2871 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3643
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?