Owner Lance Ratze named Yola’s Café for his Grandma Yola, a sensational cook who hoped to own a cafe but passed away before realizing her dream. She did come close, though. In addition to filling her kitchen with restaurant equipment, she piled her basement's ping-pong table high with roast beef, waffles, and pies so as to serve as many people as possible.
Today, Yola's aims to recreate its namesake's hospitality by filling stomachs with baked goods. By lunch, artisans dole out sandwiches, salads, and soups to sate midday cravings. As they dine, grownups peruse a rotating selection of local artwork, while kids play with the cafe's toys, board games, and an old tin can.
Looking for a quick bite to eat? Head on over to Middleton's Sofra Family Bistro.
Serving the opposite of low-fat fare, Sofra Family Bistro is perfect for people who want to indulge.
Be sure to complete your meal at Sofra Family Bistro with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Sofra Family Bistro.
Sofra Family Bistro has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Sofra Family Bistro is come-as-you-are.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Sofra Family Bistro is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
At Sofra Family Bistro, you can count on quick and easy street parking close by.
Chow down at Sofra Family Bistro without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15.
The restaurant is known for its showstopper brunch, but they also offer lunch and dinner.
Head to Starbucks for a steaming cup of joe.
Some may say it's rare to see healthy, gluten-free menu options, but Starbucks says it's a necessity.
Dine out in the open during Starbucks' summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Tap into the free wireless Internet at Starbucks.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Starbucks also offers catering.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the coffee shop.
There's no need to spend a fortune on a delicious meal at Starbucks — most prices are under $15.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Starbucks serves up all three meals.
Don't settle for an inferior brew! The java at Starbucks will perk you right up.
Healthy eaters will enjoy Starbucks, a local restaurant filled with healthy eats and gluten-free options.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Starbucks can seat both large and small groups.
Starbucks' outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Starbucks to create the perfect night.
Looking for delicious food for under $15? Look no further than Starbucks.
One of the best BLTs in Madison doesn't have bacon on it. Dubbed the TLT, owner Jennie Capellaro's meat-free version swaps out the pork for strips of tempeh, a type of cultured soy. The sandwich's smoky flavor won over the critics of 77 Square, claiming Best BLT honors in 2010. PETA named it one of the country's best vegan BLTs in 2012. Every year since 2012, it has been named "Favorite Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant" by The Daily Page, and it has been featured on The Restaurant Show in both August and September of 2014.
Jennie and her team at The Green Owl Cafe strive to similarly surprise their diners by coaxing out unexpected flavors from their vegetarian and vegan dishes. Championing freshness, they prefer to work with local suppliers, such as Blue Skies Berry Farm and Voss Organics. One of the only vegan brunch places in Madison, guests can substitute tofu for the organic range-free eggs in many dishes, and enjoy bloody marys with house-infused black pepper vodka. They also periodically throw their popular Raw Nights, treating guests to prix fixe dinners comprised of all raw courses. Jennie matches her menu's celebration of nature with a rustic, wood-paneled interior and an outdoor patio where diners can catch the free vitamin-D capsules regularly tossed down by the sun.
Though inspired by the northern California caf?s of the early 1980s, Espresso Royale fits right in with Michigan?s modern coffee drinkers?in 2014 readers of The Michigan Daily voted it Best Coffee Shop for the fifth year in a row. Their coffees include a house blend developed in 1987, which has since been joined by a seasonally appropriate autumn spice blend and a southern Italian-style espresso called Napoli. Royale's customers also clamor to the counter for favorites such as raspberry mochas, mint hot chocolates, and ginger dragon, a tea layered with fresh lemon and steeped ginger root that can be served iced or heated by a dragon named Ginger.