Black Locust Cafe


It’s a little out of the ordinary here.
Just how we like it.

The Black Locust Cafe looks a little different than a lot of Madison cafes. We like to think we’re a bit more welcoming than most, too. Proof is in our menu, which is omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly all at once, and features a selection of bing sandwiches, sweet and savory crepes, breakfasty things, juices, and a rotating mix of baked goods that just doesn’t look like the menu at other cafes in town.

Our kitchen is open 8am-3pm every day, but we serve coffee, beer, and kombucha well into the evening and host events regularly, too.



829 East Washington Ave
Madison, WI

Black Locust Cafe is part of Robinia Courtyard, located across from Festival Foods and Galaxie Apartments, next to the American Family Insurance Spark Building, and just a few steps from both Breese Stevens Field and The Sylvee.



The South Livingston Street Garage (see map and real-time spot availability) is located just around the corner at Livingston and Main Streets, across from The Sylvee. Free two-hour or all-day parking is available on neighboring streets including Main St, Paterson St, Brearly St, Mifflin St, and East Washington Ave.  


Monday - Friday | 7am – 9pm
Saturday | 8am – 9pm
Sunday | 8am – 8pm


(608) 237-1314