Recent studies have proven that, though eating sour gummi worms at 4 a.m. provides tunneling superpowers, a non-gummi breakfast is best for staving off unwanted gummi webbing of the feet. Keep breakfast simple and nutritious with today’s deal: for $7, you get $14 worth of coffee, teas, pastries, and more at Yola's Café, located at the corner of Watts Road and Commerce Drive.
Yola's Café supplies early-rising stomachs and lunchtime sandwich-philes with the culinary sustenance they need to get through another day's work as a zeppelin fighter pilot. Before 11 a.m., fast breakers can sleepily browse the menu and start with a hot cup of infinite coffee and a choice of scone or muffin ($3.49), or enter a land of whipped cream, strawberries, and buttery syrup with a golden malted Belgian waffle ($3.99). Once the sun has claimed its fiery, noontime throne, Yola's grilled-chicken caesar wrap ($6.49) satisfies like a well-delivered Shakespearean soliloquy, but without the side effect of spiritual angst. With tortilla chips and homemade salsa on the side, the radical roast beef ($6.99) sits packed within sourdough bread, articulated with caramelized onions and horseradish mayo. Soup and salad complement each other like a British slapstick-comedy duo, and the provolone-garnished Yo's chef salad plus a cup of steamy soup make a charming combo for $7.49.
Named after the owner's grandma, a sensational cook who hoped to own a café but passed away before realizing her dream, Yola's aims to re-create its namesake's hospitality with a welcoming staff and a play area for kids. And with a rotating selection of local artwork, diners can sip on their coffee while being inspired to finish their rom-com screenplay or 56-foot-tall statue of the Fonz.
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.
494 Commerce Dr.
Madison, Wisconsin 53719Get Directions