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Cafe Zoma

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2326 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5603
+1 608-243-1300
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264 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

unique coffee shop with a few sweets but not a restaurant. Hard to find as the sign is difficult to read when driving by. Good quality coffee.

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Thank Steveuj
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I'm no coffee snob, so I'm speaking more to the atmosphere than the drinks. Though I've never been disappointed by any of the food or drinks there. It's a nice place to sit and read or chat, the back seating area is awesome on summer nights. I've gone there several times to work and the staff is friendly and they... More 

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Thank Ryan S
Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

As one that frequent coffee shops, I feel I can make my comments concerning Cafe Zoma with some credibility. First the coffee. I have ordered expresso and cafe Americano many times. Each time I have order it, no matter what Barista (and I am using that term, loosely as I think many working there, do not deserve that title), it... More 

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Thank antonio1206
Muskego, Wisconsin
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

The drinks are always really good. Their decaf coffee is delicious. On this visit I had a chai-der, which was half chai and half apple cider. I had it hot. Loved it.

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Thank Victoria M
wisconsin, usa
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103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

I recently met someone for an informal interview at Cafe Zoma. I hadn't been there in a while and was reminded of what a delightful place it is! The tables are so well-spaced that it is easy to carry on a good conversation without either hearing too much of others' conversations or fear of being easily overheard yourself. The coffee... More 

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Thank whynothavefun
Madison, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

Good sandwiches and coffee in a great Willy St. location - makes me feel like a student again! Great variety of sandwiches with very fresh ingredients. Outdoor seating in the summer.

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Thank Agnetalouise
Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

Friendly staff, outdoor seating in the back right on the bike path and generous sizes with assorted coffee drinks!

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Thank ramblingal13
Madison
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Coffee not superlative but not bad. A nice reason to go there. Second reason: nice space in the back to relax, read, or simply degrade. Cons: no hot food, weak selection of pastries, snacks.

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Thank Incipient1
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013 via mobile

I wrote a review of Zoma about 5 months ago that was critical of the atmosphere. Things have changed since then. They've replaced the grimy floors with new, put a fresh coat of paint on the walls, made really nice menu boards, and spiffed up the counter. Now the atmosphere measures up to the awesome staff and service. Hear more... More 

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1 Thank Jason T
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

I reviewed Zoma earlier this year and had some criticisms about the atmosphere. I'm happy to report that the company that owns the shop (Espresso Royale) has given their fantastic manager at Zoma (Rachel) the go-ahead to spiff up the place. Posting from the corner table, I can say that my favorite cookie today was fresh-baked! NO flies, perfect indoor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 2326 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5603
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-243-1300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?