Ironworks Cafe

Ironworks Caf

If you are looking for food that's made from the fresh, local and seasonal ingredients [and big on flavor], you'll want to check out the Ironworks Cafe. You'll find fresh brewed coffee and scrumptious baked desserts and pastries. Savory soups and sandwiches. Yummy weekend brunches.

Our features the freshest ingredients and whenever possible we use ingredients from local farmers and organic products.

Cafe Hours

Weekday hours
Monday - Friday >> 7:30am - 2pm

Weekend hours
Saturday-Sunday >> 8:30am-2pm

Free Wireless!

Ironworks Caf

You'll find great breakfasts at
the Ironworks Cafe, along with many other delicious sweet and savory baked goods.

Check out our menus!

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

No matter what meal you come for, or if you stop in for coffee or tea, you'll find it's a relaxed, casual atmosphere >> and we have free wireless!

Teens are at the heart of this cafe

The Ironworks Cafe is part of a teen employment program at the Goodman Community Center. When you eat at the cafe, you're helping teens learn basic job skills, food and customer service skills, plus they're seeing the ins and outs of managing a business. There are always comment cards near the cash register >> the teens depend on your feedback to help them learn what they are doing right and how they could make your experience better, so if you have time, please fill one out!

The Ironworks Cafe has a partnership with East High School's alternative educational program Vocationally Integrated Pathways (VIP). Students from VIP and other area students, under the guidance of restaurant professionals, are responsible for the entire operations of the business.

What people are saying:

[ I had the best blueberry scone that I've every had. ~Lola ]

[ First time here >> was EXCELLENT >> food was great, and the baked goods were phenomenal! Good service. Good prices. Good mission. Love it all! ~MM ]

[ I love everything about this place. The wooden counter, tables and chairs, the plants, the windows to the bike path, the NPR classical music on the radio, the casual and friendly staff...the ceramic coffee cup collection >> all on top of some reasonably priced and extraordinary FOOD! The recipes and execution of them are consistently SO good. Everything I have ordered I have loved. ~Matthew ]


We are located inside of the Goodman Community Center at 149 Waubesa Street in Madison, right next to the bike path.


We are always looking for more teens to join our crew. Anyone who is interested should contact Keith Pollock at