|4 and 20 Bakery and Cafe|
305 N. 4th St.
|Quality bakery, breakfast and lunch spot. Pies, scones and other pastries are joined by lush specials like a textbook-perfect breakfast biscuits and fine pork fillings in lunchtime sandwiches. For dessert, don't miss the replica of the "Oreo."|
1402 Williamson St.
|There are a few eat-in tables and coffee, but most importantly sourdough loaves, ciabatta and the rustic Provencal loaf called fougasse. And the sweet is just as good as the savory with muffins, scones, plain and filled croissants, morning buns and rich coffee cakes. Don't miss the orange roll, truly breakfast nirvana.|
|Belle Pizzelle European Bakery and Cafe|
300 East Towne Mall, B-140
|Inside East Towne Mall, a locally-owned, family-run bakery and dumpling stop. Pastries, coffee drinks, salads, sandwiches and the Russian dumpling pelmeni.|
|Bloom Bake Shop|
1834 Parmenter St.
|Fresh baked goods (sweets), with a farm-to-table ethic. Locally sourced dairy and other ingredients. Vegan and gluten-free options available. Specialties include cupcakes and whoopie pies. Just Coffee is also served.|
|Clasen's European Bakery, Middleton|
7610 Donna Dr.
|Traditional European bakery with lots of German-influenced pastries, cakes and tortes, breads, and candies.|
|Cranberry Creek Takeout|
114 E. Main St.
|Sandwiches, hot and cold entrees, multiple daily soups, cookies, muffins. No seating. $1-$7. C.O. H.A.|
4124 Monona Dr.
|Coffee, fruit smoothies, and excellent sandwiches and salads made from locally grown and sustainably produced ingredients in this pleasant storefront in the Lake Edge Shopping Center across from Lake Monona.|
|Crescendo Espresso Bar|
1859 Monroe St.
|Anodyne beans and an all-day menu of breakfast sandwiches (egg and cheese with bacon or sausage, or pesto and tomato) and burritos (chicken and black bean or chorizo). Plus pastries, muffins, scones and some gluten-free options.|
6642 Mineral Point Rd.
|Cupcakes made from-scratch; vegan and gluten-free also available. Mini, giant, regular, cakes, cake pops, and other treats. Also operates a roaming mobile branch, via truck.|
|Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery|
2827 Atwood Ave.
|Cupcakes are a highlight, of course, but this casual east side spot is a favorite for breakfasts and lunches daily. Stratas and omelets are great in the morning; at lunch and dinner, try the six different varieties of meat (and meatless) loaves, burgers and sandwiches. Homey dinners also include a fish fry nightly, pastas and Mexican-influenced dishes. Vegetarian and gluten-free offerings available.
739 S Gammon Rd.
|Doughnuts and coffee and sandwiches, 24 hours a day.|
801 S. Park St.
|Lots of doughnuts, with the chocolate cake a standout. Coffee and sandwiches, too.|
|Fosdal Home Bakery|
243 E. Main St.
|Norwegian baked goods, doughnuts, cakes, plus noontime sandwiches, pasties, and daily soups.|
554 N Midvale Blvd.
|In Hilldale. Cupcakes big and small, cheesecakes, stuffed cookies and other daily special flavors. Some gluten-free options.|
1305 Regent St.
|Homemade doughnuts, apple fritters -- and kosher, too! Drop by in the wee hours and get them hot and fresh. Takeout only.|
2304 S. Park St.
|Cakes for special occasions, homemade kringle, cookies, doughnuts, Danish and other pastries. |
State Street at The Square Food Cart
|Sourdough hearth loaves, Rustic Baguettes, Sourdough Baguettes, Croissants, Danishes and other Viennoiseries, plus scones, cookies and other seasonal specials. Everything is make from scratch at the bakery/cafe at 916 Willy St.
|Madison Sourdough Company Bakery and Coffee Shop|
916 Williamson St.
|At breakfast quiche, house granola, and steel cut oatmeal served with balsamic macerated berries. At lunch, sandwiches, soups and salads. Fresh seasonal ingredients with local sourcing when available.|
511 State St.
|House-made cupcakes, with six to eight flavors offered on weekdays, 12-20 on weekends. Flavors include a chocolate cupcake with a cookie dough center; Red Velvet, a take on the classic cake with a cream cheese frosting; and The Great Dane, a cupcake inspired by the local brewpub's Black Earth Porter. |
611 N. Sherman Ave.
|From-scratch baked goods including breads, lush desserts and pastries. Inventive sandwiches, quiches, soups and salads. New dinner menu includes ribs, brisket, chicken-zucchini "sliders," and a southern-style "Bayou" biscuit, and more.|
|People's Bakery and Lebanese Cuisine|
2810 E. Washington Ave.
|Unpretentious doughnut shop that also serves a variety of Middle Eastern sandwiches and dinners -- gyros, falafel, hummus, Tan Tan chicken, moussaka, a smoky baba ghanouj. Dinners are prepared fresh while you wait. A few tables for eat-in dining. Oh, and the doughnuts are pretty good, too.|
|Rosie's Coffee Bar and Bakery|
4604 Monona Dr.
|From-scratch bakery (doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, scones, etc.), full coffee bar featuring Johnson Bros. beans, sandwiches midday (10:30 am- 4 pm). Wedding cakes by special order.|
|Scott's Pastry Shoppe, Middleton|
6637 University Ave.
|Full-service bakery with cakes, pies, doughnuts, pastries, cookies, tortes, eclairs and breads. Winner of the Isthmus blind taste-test for doughnut dynamism. Also serving lunch.|
|Water House Foods, Lake Mills|
132 E. Lake St.
Lake Mills, WI
|Made-from-scratch sweets and sweet breads, plus savory muffins and European-style yeast breads, made with organic and local ingredients. Sandwiches, soups, salads and quiche form the backbone of the lunch and dinner menu; wine and local beers, too.|