Der Rathskeller is a favorite gathering place for students, staff, and community members. With a German beer hall feel, this Wisconsin Union icon hosts music sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate's Music Committee, game watches for the Badgers, Packers, and Brewers, and provides a place to socialize.
What goes best with socializing and merriment? Food and beverages. You’ll find a bright new servery and a different layout at the counter, but the burger, fries and Rath sauce are the same. Sandwiches and wraps return, with a focus on shareable appetizers, like a giant Bavarian pretzel. The best part about dining in Der Rath? You don’t have to wait for lunch because breakfast has returned!
Strada, an Italian street food eatery, featuring hearth-fired pizzas, pasta dishes and piadinas—Italian flatbread sandwiches filled with cheese, meat and vegetables. Try one of our signature selections or build your own dish from our seasonal selections or fresh toppings.
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.
It’s no secret. Babcock Dairy ice cream is as delicious as it gets. From a single scoop waffle cone to the Freshman 15 sundae with 15 scoops of ice cream, all the classics are back and then some. The biggest differences? The lines (or lack thereof) and the view. Daily Scoop has moved and now faces the Red Gym, providing room for two service lines so you can treat yourself faster.
This ice cream shop serves a wide variety of the famous Babcock Dairy Ice Cream flavors by the cone or dish. Daily Scoop at Union South also offer fresh baked cookies, fruit smoothies, ice cream shakes and sundaes.
The Sett, the scientific name for a badger's den, is the center of recreation at Union South. This three-level experience offers live music, dancing, bowling, billiards, rock climbing and a place to watch all of your favorite sports. Tasty pub fare, a rare tap list and endless activities make this a dining destination you can't pass up.
For information on Climbing & Bowling and hours for The Sett Rec, visit our activity page or call (608) 263-2514.
Designed for convenience, the Badger Market is just inside the first floor entrance. If you’re in a hurry and need a quick bite or beverage, or if you’re looking for a way to keep a little piece of the Terrace with you, Badger Market has Steep & Brew coffee, grab-and-go lunches, snacks, some grocery items, school supplies and, of course, Terrace gear and Badger apparel.
When you need a break and a caffeine buzz, Peet’s provides an escape in the heart of campus with inviting seating and big windows. The location just inside the first floor doors makes it easy to grab a quick cold brew or linger over a latte.
Harvest Grains—located in Union South—provides an assortment of sandwiches as well as soups and salads. In the spirit of a true hearth, this dining option uses baked-on-premises and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Try our Pick Two option and save money on a well-balanced meal.
Our Weekly Sandwich Specials are always a hit!
Prairie Fire—located in Union South—is both a coffeehouse offering coffee, tea and espresso drinks from Peet’s Coffee & Mighty Leaf Tea and a wine bar featuring tapas and a variety of wine and local beer.
Prairie Fire offers a wide selection of fresh bakery and grab-n-go sandwiches, wraps and salads, as well as, a unique assortment of small plates to share. Stop by to enjoy a snack and a beverage in front of the fireplace or head outside to relax on the adjacent patio.
Der Stiftskeller, an annex of Der Rathksller, offers a variety of beer, wine, soda and salty snacks. As part of the Memorial Union Reinvestment, Der Stiftskeller underwent a four month renovation to make it better than ever, but it still maintains its classic vibe.
Robin’s Nest, located on the second floor of Nancy Nicholas Hall, is a convenient place to eat for the students and staff of the School of Human Ecology. It is close to many study nooks and offers an array of appetizers, espresso drinks, snacks and grab-n-go items including paninis. They also offer merchandise and an assortment of handmade gifts from marginalized artisans through SOHE's Wisconsin Without Borders program.
Capital Cafe, located in Grainger Hall, has introduced a new menu of made-to-order salads, flat bread pizzas, sandwiches, and paninis. The restaurant specializes in high-quality ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and also offers a wide variety of grab-and-go sandwiches, snacks, coffee, and tea. Stop by for anything from a cup of coffee to an iced mocha all brewed with Peet's Coffee & Tea®.
Capital Cafe Pick-Up Services
Interested in learning more about pick-up and/or delivery orders for parties of 25 or less? Come to Capital Cafe in Grainger Hall or call (608) 265-4914 for more information.
This Badger Market is located in Biochemical Sciences Building. This cafe provides a variety of snacks, appetizers and caffeinated drinks to the wide range of students and staff, who are studying biology and biochemistry in the various building on Henry Mall.
Badger Market in biochemistry serves a full menu of espresso drinks, appetizers, grab-n-go items and more.
The Badger Market is located in the Health Sciences Learning Center on the first floor in the common area. They provide affordable sandwiches, snacks, and coffee to the on-the-go students of Medicine and Public Health and Nursing in a space that is perfect for studying.
This market is surrounded by large tables, which are perfect for collaborating with others. Badger Market in HSLC offers gourmet coffee and specialty drinks, grab-n-go sandwiches and wraps, snacks, fresh bakery items and an assortment of beverages
The Badger Market is located on the first floor of Ingraham Hall. This large market offers gourmet coffee, daily hot lunch entrees, soup and chili, grab-n-go sandwiches and wraps, salads, snacks, fresh bakery items, and an assortment of beverages. It also offers some school supplies, such a notebooks and pens. Stop in during breaks from class for lunch and other items that will help you get through the day.
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This Badger Market is conveniently located on the corner of University Ave. and Charter St. in the Medical Sciences Center. This market is perfect for the busy students and staff who need a quick snack or lunch in between classes. The Badger Market in Medical Sciences offers a full-service coffee bar complete with coffee, tea and espresso drinks, as well as, blended drinks and smoothies. The market features hot lunch options menu with different specials every day. They also serve soup and chili, grab-n-go sandwiches and wraps, salads, snacks and fresh bakery items.
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This Badger Market is located in the heart of UW-Madison – Union South. This large badger market offers a wide range of options, including clothes, snacks, coffee, and so much more. Badger Market in Union South serves students, faculty, and visitors alike.
Stop in for sandwiches, snacks, coffee, groceries, Babcock Ice Cream, Wisconsin Union and Badger apparel and souvenirs, school supplies, sundries and more.
Crossroads Cafe is located in the Education Building on Bascom Hill. They provide a wide range of unique sandwiches, appetizers, snacks, and caffeine-fueled beverages for students of the school of education who are always on-the-go. It is next to a large study space, which features tables suited for group discussions, comfortable chairs, a grand fireplace and a large patio that overlooks the lake.
Crossroads Cafe has a full-service Steep & Brew espresso bar, fresh bakery items, soup and chili, grab-n-go sandwiches, snacks and an assortment of beverages.
Newly remodeled Badger Market - Engineering, located on the first floor of Engineering Hall, is a convenient and quick market close to the students and staff of the School of Engineering.
They offer locally roasted Steep & Brew coffee and espresso drinks, grab-n-go sandwiches and wraps, appetizers, soup and chili, snacks, fresh bakery items and an assortment of beverages.
Feedbag is located on the second floor of the School of Veterinary Medicine. It efficiently provides a variety of lunch options, snacks, and drinks to the students and staff of veterinary medicine in a space that is inviting and professional.
Feedbag is a convenient Badger Market that offers coffee, grab-n-go sandwiches and wraps, soup and chili, salads, snacks, fresh bakery and an assortment of beverages.
The Badger Market located in the Waisman Center, Highland Grounds, offers a variety of snack and drink options. Students, employees, and young professionals can stop in for healthy snacks and caffeinated pick-me-ups. Highland Grounds is a convenient and quick Badger Market with helpful food options for helpful people.
This location has espresso drinks, fresh bakery, yogurt parfaits and fresh fruit, a variety of snacks and an assortment of beverages.
Microcosm, which means “little world”, is located in the Microbial Sciences Building. It is a welcoming and convenient Badger Market, where undergraduate and graduate students of the multiple organizations held inside the building can grab a quick bite. The modern and professional cafe is surrounded by plenty of study space and natural light.
Microcosm Cafe offers gourmet coffee and specialty drinks, soup and chili, grab-n-go sandwiches and wraps, appetizers, salads, snacks, fresh bakery items, and an assortment of beverages.
Helen C. White Library is one of the most popular study spots for undergraduate students. This student-oriented cafe is located on the first floor of College Library and has an abundance of study spaces nearby. Open Book Cafe, is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat or a caffeine-fueled beverage before an intense study session.
This market offers gourmet coffee and specialty espresso drinks, an assortment of appetizers, soup and chili, grab-n-go sandwiches and wraps, salads, snacks, fresh bakery items, and a wide selection of cold of beverages.
As the newest Badger Market, Revive aims to welcome and prepare the future nurses of America with healthy snacks and sandwiches as well as delicious drinks, like coffee and fruit smoothies. This market is located on the first floor of Signe Skott Cooper Hall.
Revive offers gourmet coffee and specialty drinks, smoothies, soup and chili, grab-n-go sandwiches and wraps, salads, snacks, fresh bakery items, and an assortment of beverages.
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