The Alchemy Cafe

American Restaurant, Bar, and Pub
1980 Atwood Ave (S 1st St.), Madison, WI 53704, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–1:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.8/10

Based on 124 votes

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    Mick W.
    "The beer selection is amazing, Floyds on tap!"(6 Tips)
    Ryan H.
    "The hanger steak and stuffed grilled cheese are always excellent."(2 Tips)
    Charlotte A.
    "As always the food was amazing!! Wasabi green bean are the best!"(2 Tips)
    Katherine F.
    "sweet potato fries with black berry jam"(5 Tips)
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  • wasabi green bean
  • sandwiches
  • sweet potato fries
  • beer
  • burgers
  • hanger steak
  • bloody marys
  • great value
  • good service
  • pate
  • dumplings
  • salads
  • authentic
  • bread
  • spinach
  • juice
  • jams
  • dinner
  • portobello mushrooms
  • lunch
  • Jeff Y.

    What is that smell in the dinning room,smells like feet and jock straps.

    Jeff Yates · 1 week ago
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  • Joanna M.

    Good tap beer list, service, and food. Try the Perch Tacos for an interesting twist.

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  • Adam H.

    The BLFT is fantastic!

    Adam Hickey · November 17, 2014
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  • Krystin F.

    Batch bread is the ultimate

    Krystin Falk · September 9, 2014
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  • Brad L.

    Great beer selection.

    Brad Leege · August 29, 2014
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  • Matt N.

    Great food!

    Matt Novinska · August 10, 2014
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  • Mariette R.

    Great little restaurant. Their sweet potato fries are utterly incredible. Make sure to save any leftover jam to go on the grilled toast

    Mariette Rose · July 21, 2014
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  • Cathie M.

    Crowded on nights of Barrymore events - get there early!

    Cathie Marty · June 14, 2014
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  • Alexis B.

    Best sweet potato fries. Ever

    Alexis Bendjouia · April 28, 2014
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  • Ryan H.

    Solid rotating taps, cash only, they have a cheap ATM. Great local food. The hanger steak and stuffed grilled cheese are always excellent. If they have a Mac and cheese special, get it. Great bloodies

    Ryan Husom · February 11, 2014
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  • Scott B.

    Beers are top notch & food is very good as well. Great place to kick back.

    Scott Blanchard · November 3, 2013
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  • Olivia D.

    Get the sweet potato fries! The blackberry jalapeño relish and the herbed aioli that come make them even better. The various spreads and sauces make every dish sound mouth watering!

    Olivia DiNucci · October 22, 2013
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  • Marc D.

    Awsome food can't wait till I am hungry again !!!!!!!!!!!!! Awsome beer selection

    Marc Davis · September 8, 2013
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  • Charlotte A.

    As always the food was amazing!! Wasabi green bean are the best!

    Charlotte Adams · August 12, 2013
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  • Stephanee B.

    Had a walleye sandwich there and it was superb. The atmosphere is fun, too!

    Stephanee B. · May 20, 2013
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  • brigita

    Best burgers in Madison.

    brigita · May 12, 2013
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  • Brendon S.

    The portabella, spinach and walnut pate w/ daily bread was outstanding!

    Brendon Shoemaker · May 12, 2013
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  • Chanda L.

    Grilled bread special is always outstanding and the wasabi beans are so good!

    Chanda Lang Halderman · April 17, 2013
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  • Andy B.

    Get the chicken sandwich, seriously. Not overcooked like most places.

    Andy Bourassa · December 20, 2012
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  • Dan M.

    Great blackened chicken sandwich and awesome rotating selection of ales!

    Dan Miller · December 8, 2012
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  • Caroline A.

    The stuffed grilled cheese is delicious! The atmosphere is fun.

    Caroline A · October 14, 2012
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  • Anna T.

    Almost no vegan options, even the bread has dairy.

    Anna Therockjohnson · September 17, 2012
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  • Brenda M.

    Love the dumplings!

    Brenda M · August 13, 2012
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  • Patrick O.

    They have a great beer list. Also, the bartenders are very knowledgeable.

    Patrick Olinger · August 13, 2012
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  • Blake S.

    The Zaremba burger is outstanding.

    Blake Samic · May 21, 2012
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  • Jessica N.

    Their desserts are reliably fabulous. Save room for dessert!

    Jessica N · May 12, 2012
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  • Paul S.

    Chips and salsa are awesome!

    Paul Scanlon · February 18, 2012
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  • Pauli R.

    Bucks on TV. No sound however! But, If i request the golf channel... Always yes. Love this place

    Pauli Ryan · January 29, 2012
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  • Pauli R.

    Try the Kambucha

    Pauli Ryan · January 14, 2012
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  • Kelly M.

    The Hanger Steak is fabulous. Try the daily grilled bread special.

    Kelly McDonough · January 13, 2012
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  • Riley's W.

    Fantastic food, and about 12 great beers on tap - guaranteed.

    Riley's Wines · December 17, 2011
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  • Chris W.

    Love Alchemy a lot. They don't accept card so I probably do there a 1/4 of the time I would otherwise. I would recommend to everyone I know if they weren't trying to save .30 a transaction.

    Chris Winterhack · December 10, 2011
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  • Pauli R.

    The best mashed potatos and bloody mary's hand juiced via Jack Lalane juicer.

    Pauli Ryan · December 5, 2011
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  • Jon D.

    I vote for the sweet potato fries as the must-try dish here.

    Jon Davis · October 11, 2011
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  • Deb H.

    thoughtful, frequently changing beer selection, fantastic food. Try the Po' Walleye sandwich with a side of wasabi green beans.

    Deb H · May 21, 2011
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  • Troy T.

    This place is flippen' sweeeeeeeeeeeeet

    Troy Thiel · January 30, 2011
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  • Erin M.

    The Brutus salad is awesome. Not too much dressing.

    Erin McWalter · January 10, 2011
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  • Matt S.

    The service here is tremendous. Make sure you have a tallboy PBR for $2.50.

    Matt Schafer · January 9, 2011
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  • Matt M.

    drinking the most delicious Bloody Mary in the long, storied tradition of deliciousness

    Matt Morris-Cook · December 13, 2010
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  • Ashley A.

    The salads are great but a little heavy on the dressing. Try one with the dressing on the side.

    Ashley A · September 24, 2010
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  • Katherine F.

    The sweet potato fries with black berry jam and spicy mayo are a must! Big serving to split with 3 or 4 if u want room for your main course

    Katherine Friedl · July 15, 2010
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  • Andrew M.

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    Andrew Milock · May 8, 2010
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  • Jill K.

    get the green beans as the side - even if you're a fry lover they're great!

    Jill Kocher · March 26, 2010
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  • Mick W.

    The beer selection is amazing, Floyds on tap!

    Mick Wilson · March 26, 2010
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  • Jen H.

    1980 Atwood Ave- used to be Wonders Pub

    Jen Holmes · March 3, 2010
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