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Featured Partner: Manna Cafe

Manna Cafe

Barb and Mike Pratzel first entered the Madison hospitality scene as owners of the Collins House Bed and Breakfast. For 20 years they welcomed people into their home and fed them delicious, homemade food. When they decided to move on from Collins House, the Pratzels weren’t ready to give up the enjoyment of delighting people’s palettes. So, Manna Café was born. Manna Café looks small from the outside, however, the moment you walk through the door, you’ll be impressed by the large, yet cozy space. The smell of made-from-scratch bakery items will indeed make you hungry. Come try their oatmeal pancakes that are fluffy and filling, or the Jack Benny eggs featuring their braised-for-hours beef brisket served during weekend brunch. And if you’re gluten free, Manna Café has a wide selection of gluten-free delicacies.

This hidden gem, tucked away in the Lakewood Plaza Shopping Center, is frequented by hundreds of regulars and newbies lucky enough to find them. Between their regular guests and long-term staff, they have cultivated a family-like feeling and look forward to a year of growth in 2018. So if you haven’t already, bring your appetite to Manna Café for breakfast or lunch and try one of their quiches, homemade soups or any of the amazing items on their menu.

Manna Café is located at 611 N. Sherman Ave in Madison.


Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Specials


'Tis the season to celebrate—and we want to let visitors know about local food and beverage events as they're making plans for the holidays! If your business has a holiday or New Year's special you'd like us to share, simply submit your meal event through the GMCVB Partner Extranet.



Warm Welcome

We’re excited to welcome the following new partners:


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Cat Cafe

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