The patio makes this a Starbucks worth visiting while in Madison. Inside, it's often crowded, but outside is a really nice place to sit. The staff is ok, not as friendly or efficient as they could be. They often seem disinterested. The location is very convenient and once you get your drink right, you can sit outside and read the paper while the busy traffic on University ave goes by.
WOW! I hadn't been to the cafe in a long while and was pleasantly surprised when I walked in the door. The wine list was outstanding; one of the best I have seen in the downtown area. My wife and I devoured duck confit and chocolate souffle. It was such a treat. Kudos Cafe!
It's hard enough being a vegetarian in the world of cheese and brats, but a vegan in Wisconsin, YIPS! That's why I love the Green Owl. I can go there without any worry or guilt. The service is great, the food is threw the roof and the overall atmosphere is splended.