(According to some coffee lovers on our team)
Disclaimer: UnderBelly does not receive any compensation from our recommendations but we dooooo take drink coupons and public high fives :D
In no particular order:
1. Bradbury's : This tiny coffee shop packs as much of a punch as it's coffee. Serving up a local Wisconsin Coffee Roaster and a delicious rotation of guests roasters means that you can explore coffee from all over the world. Did we forget to mention they also have some of the best fresh muffins and crepes in Madison? This place is perfect to grab brunch, an afternoon meeting, work on your computer or just soak up the sunshine in the massive windows. We'd say their vibe is bright and airy (even for a tiny corner cafe).
2. Johnson Public House : Locally known as JPH, this is THE coffeeshop in Madison. Hipster vibes galore and coffee second to none make JPH uniquely situated in Madison. They roast their own beans and sell them in house and around Madison (which our team is huge fans of and also really just dig their packaging). Serving up delicious, fresh basics and pretty damn good avocado toast means you can hang out here for hours getting work done. As we mentioned, this space is pretty dang hipster but in the "This is where the cool kiddos hang" sort of hipster vibe.
2. Porter : We are a sucker for anything in a renovated old building, especially when that's a coffeeshop in an old train depot station. Sandwiches made in front of you, local goods sold on the shelves and enough exposed bricks to make us sing all the way home. Oh, and they have delicious coffee to top it off. We'd call this space cozy and warm with a hint of European bus station... but in the good way.
3. Cafe Domestique: If you blind folded us, took us to Cafe Domestique and told us we were in a Amsterdam coffee shop we wouldn't question it. That is only partially because it is a bike themed cafe (ok mostly because of this). This adorable coffee shop takes great pride in being the go to place for bikers and coffee lovers alike. Grab an amazing, single origin pour-over while getting your bike tuned and you'll be making the way of the Madisonian. Warning: Seating is limited so be cautious when searching for a place to camp out for a few hours They rock the open minimalist vibe with cool artisanal mugs to match!