Location: 127 N. Hamilton Madison, WI
Ambience: Hipster Coffee Shop
Best Dish: Impossible to go wrong.
With a minimalistic menu that focuses on good coffee, fresh, local ingredients, and crepes, Bradbury’s Coffee excels at what it sets out to do. There is no way to order incorrectly at Bradbury’s — my companions really loved the cold press coffee and the freshly squeezed orange juice, and my iced vanilla latte was one of the best I’ve had. It wasn’t overwhelmingly syrupy, with the correct balance of milk and coffee flavor.
Their rotating menu emphasizes the vegetables that are in season. When we went, it was asparagus, and the crispy stalks were cut thinly enough so that they were tender. They were happy to replace the scrambled eggs with kale, and while I was worried it would be too leafy, it worked exceptionally well. The heartiness of the kale complimented the smoothness of the mushrooms, which added another layer of nuttiness. The crepe was delicate, but didn’t fall apart under the toppings.
Also delicious are their sweet crepes — although they aren’t shown here, the homemade nutella and strawberry crepe with fresh whipped cream was a standout. The whipped cream was frothy and ever so slightly melted, and the tartness of the strawberries cut through the sweetness from the nutella. Prices range from $3-$8, and this place is a great pit stop during a round at the Farmer’s Market — or any other time.