From pizza and pasta at Strada to coffee and pastries at Peet’s, the Wisconsin Union’s 30+ campus dining locations offer a convenient place to grab breakfast, lunch or even dinner. Plus, UW–Madison students save 10% on most food and drinks when paying with a Wiscard.
We look forward to serving you at our restaurants, markets, and cafes.
Come one, come all to Wisconsin Union’s unique spin on the classic German beer hall! Grab your friends and enjoy all your pub favorites; burgers, wraps, fries, curds and more at one of the most iconic spots of campus.
Carte - a sandwich and made-to-order salad shop with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Carte also offers a large selections of freshly crafted grab-and-go items for students and staff looking to grab a healthy bite between classes.
This quaint ice cream shop serves up a UW-Madison favorite: classic and seasonal Babcock Dairy Ice Cream flavors by the cone or dish. The Daily Scoop additionally offers blended shakes, root beer floats, ice cream coolers plus Italian ice. Stop in for a sweet treat any time of the year!
Designed for convenience, the Badger Market is located just inside the main first-floor entrance. Whether you’re in a hurry and need a quick bite or beverage, or you’re looking for a way to keep a little piece of the Terrace with you, the Badger Market can help. Visitors can find grab-and-go lunches, drinks, snacks, small grocery items, school supplies, and Terrace gear & apparel.
Looking for a place to study, enjoy a bakery treat or sandwich, or just get a quick caffeine buzz? Peet’s Coffee in Memorial Union provides an escape in the heart of campus with inviting seating, large windows, and tons of delicious, customizable options to order.
Ginger Root, at Union South, has a pan-Asian menu that features creative twists on classic dishes - like the famous Bento Bowl. Ginger Root also offers traditional entrees, appetizers and unique Asian beverages and sauces.
Prairie Fire—located in Union South—is both a café at the storefront and a wine bar around the corner. Whether you're feeling the need for specialty morning coffee or tea, or looking for an evening with fine wine or local beer, Prairie Fire has you covered.
Located in Grainger Hall, Capitol Cafe is here to get you through the day! We're brewing all your favorite Peet's Coffee favorites and serving up homemade sandwiches and appetizers just for when you need an in-between class boost.
Before you head to your BioChem lecture or off to study, stop by the Badger Market in the Biochemisty Building! Grab a bite to eat with your favorite toasted sandwich or appetizer, or give yourself a boost with one of your favorite coffee beverages.
Badger Market at Medical Sciences is serving up everything you need during a busy school day. Grab your favorite coffee or tea, try one of our specialty appetizers or sandwich, or grab one of your favorite snacks!
This large Badger Market—located in Union South—offers a wide range of options, including sandwiches, snacks, coffee, assorted groceries, Babcock Ice Cream, Wisconsin Union and Badger apparel and souvenirs, school supplies, and more. It’s a one-stop-shop serving students, faculty, and visitors alike.
Take a break in the Badger Market at Engineering Hall! Stocked with your favorite snacks, and serving up hot fresh sandwiches and coffee- Badger Market in Engineering will give you the boost you need to get you through your next lecture or study session.
Crossroads Cafe, located in the Education Buildling, is the perfect spot for a in-between class pick me up! Order your favorite coffee, tea, or smoothie and try one of our house made sandwiches for appetizers, while you enjoy the views from Bascom Hill.
Feed Bag combines the convenience of all Badger Markets with the inviting environment of the School of Veterinary Medicine. Stop by the second floor for freshly brewed coffee and grab-and-go lunch options like soups, salads, sides, and sandwiches to fuel your day. Feel free to check out the vets’ decorated lockers while you’re there!
Microcosm Cafe is tucked away in the Microbial Sciences Building. This perfect study spot has hot toasted sandwiches, appetizers and all of your favorite coffee beverages to set you up for the perfect study session.
Open Book Cafe, located on the first floor of College Library, offers everything you need to get through studying! From gourmet coffee, to freshly made sandwiches, and snacks for in between classes- Open Book is your one stop shop for school day food essentials.
The Sett boasts a large menu with classic pub fare, accented by a rare tap list. The Sett Pub is a place to gather on game days, or relax and enjoy some live entertainment. Take your food upstairs for some extra seating to overlook the stage!
Climb, bowl, shoot pool, play games, and grab a bite to eat at The Sett Recreation. With a menu filled with appetizers and pizzas, it's a great place to hang out with friends and family and enjoy a night out. .
This lounge has seamless access to and from the Terrace and Lake Mendota. During the summer months, the restaurant serves 16” family-style pizzas, shareable appetizers and a variety of local tap beers and wine.
Chazen Café located in the lobby of the Chazen Museum of Art, is a comfortable space for studying, meeting with friends and enjoying Peet's coffee, a variety of premium espresso drinks, blended beverages, baked goods and a selection of local beer and wines. Chazen Café also offers a variety of hand-selected gift items, jewelry and more.
Welcome to the Union Commons, a café and study space located on the 1st floor of the historic University Club. This casual restaurant has a variety of beverages, including Rooted Grounds coffee and espresso drinks, tea, and wine; bakery items; house-made soups; and toasted sandwiches.
Summer is here and you've got the best seat in the house!Reserve your seat today at our new Terrace Pop-Up. Reservations include a table for 90 minutes with the best views of Lake Mendota from the Shannon Sunset Lounge deck. There is a one-beverage minimum for each guest in your party*. Choose your beverages from our exclusive menu of cocktails, beer, wine, and non-alcohol options.