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Top store recommendations from locals

Coffee Shop
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“Love the atmosphere and the neighborhood! Go on a nice day and they'll have the garage doors open on the south side. Parking is a little tricky, but you'll find something with a little patience.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“Yummy lunches and other snacks as well as gourmet and gluten free bakery options.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great food and atmosphere. La Brioche sources local ingredients that are organic from farmers. Everything made from scratch. They are known for their bakery, wood oven for pizza, breakfast, brunch, lunch, soups, salads and sandwiches. Out door seating available during warm weather too. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Casual, cozy coffee shop with delicious healthy food options and live music at times!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“nice atmo, convenient location, great pastries, snacks and drinks, wine tastings too.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Copps is my main destination for groceries in Madison. It is close, has mostly what I need, and the prices are better than Metcalfe's though not as good as Woodman's. Nothing special, but a good standard grocery store. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“Locally owned and sourced butcher shop that provides high quality, pasture raised meats without antibiotics or hormones.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Farmer's market every Wednesday and Saturday at Hilldale Mall. Also the west side farmers market behind the UW Digestive Health clinic on University Avenue, also Weds and Sats.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Carabou Coffee and Einstein Bagles. It's a chain, but it's right down the street at the bus stop.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 4 locals recommend
Bookshop
“This is a bookstore for everyone who loves mystery and anyone who celebrates local bookstores.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Pharmacy
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“About a mile's walk or a quick drive. Trader Joe's offers tons of great easy meals at decent prices. There is free parking in the underground lot (enter from the street behind Monroe St.) or meter parking on the main level. ”
  • 22 locals recommend