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Capital Cafe

Closed Wednesday: 7am to 7pm

Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave. | (608) 265-4914

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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®.

Limited Grab-and-Go menu and Flatbread Pizzas available during summer months.

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Manager: Robyn Essler e: robyn.essler@wisc.edu 

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Fall 2018 Hours

09/05/18 - 12/12/18

  • Wednesday: 7am to 7pm
  • Thursday: 7am to 7pm
  • Friday: 7am to 7pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 7am to 7pm
  • Tuesday: 7am to 7pm


Payment Options

Wiscard | Cash | Visa | MasterCard | Discover | American Express | Union Gift Card

Pay with your student Wiscard and receive a 10% discount

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Capital Cafe

Breakfast Sandwiches & Pizzas

Breakfast sandwiches available from 7:30am - 10:30am


Applewood smoked bacon, cheddar & egg on a croissant

  • $4.75

Breakfast sausage, cheddar & egg on a croissant

  • $4.75

Ham, feta, fresh local romaine & egg on a croissant

  • $4.75

Pepper jack, egg, tomato & guacamole mayonnaise on a croissant

  • $4.75
B.A.T. Panini

Applewood smoked bacon, fresh avocado & tomato on 9-grain bread

  • $4.95
Bacon, Egg & Cheese Pizza

Our cheesy egg sauce, bacon & cheddar on a flatbread crust

  • $4.95
Sausage, Egg & Cheese Pizza

Our cheesy egg sauce, sausage & cheddar cheese on a flatbread crust

  • $4.95
Fiesta Pizza

Our cheesy egg sauce, blend of cheddar & pepper jack cheese & guacamole on a flatbread crust. Topped with pico de gallo & served with sour cream

  • $5.95

Deli Sandwiches

Served with choice of apple, carrots, kettle chips, Greek pasta salad or macaroni & cheese

Smoked Turkey BLT

Smoked turkey breast, applewood smoked bacon, fresh avacado, fresh local greens, tomato & mayonnaise on 9-grain bread

  • $6.95
El Paso Ham

Sliced ham, pepper jack cheese, red onion, tomato, fresh local greens & chipotle ranch on 9-grain bread.

  • $6.75
Avocado Veggie | V

Fresh avocado, shredded parmesan, fresh local greens, tomato, red onion & ranch mayonnaise on a whole grain hoagie

  • $6.75

Toasted Sandwiches

Served with choice of apple, carrots, kettle chips, Greek pasta salad or macaroni & cheese

Capital Club

Grilled chicken breast, smoked turkey breast and applewood smoked bacon with fresh local greens, cheedar & jerk mayonnaise on Ciabatta

  • $6.95
Buffalo Chicken

Grilled chicken marinated in buffalo sauce with red onion, green onion, tomato, fresh local greens and bleu cheese ranch on Ciabatta

  • $6.95
Turkey Cranberry Panini

Smoked turkey breast, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar & cranberry-pesto mayonnaise on 9-grain bread

  • $6.95
Chicken Bacon Cheddar Melt

Grilled chicken breast, applewood smoke bacon, cheddar, tomato, onions & ranch mayonnaise on a whole grain hoagie

  • $6.75
Chicken Diablo

Grilled chicken breast, pico de gallo, guacamole & pepper jack on ciabatta

  • $6.75
BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap

Grilled chicken breast, bacon, tomato, cheddar & fresh local greens with Sweet Baby Ray's and ranch dressing in a spinach wrap

  • $6.95
Four Cheese Panini | V

Cheddar, pepper jack and Swiss on parmesan crusted 9-grain bread

  • $6.75

Flatbread Pizzas & Quesadillas

Includes a fountain beverage; Available 3pm - 7pm

BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch

Ranch dressing base, BBQ chicken, red onions, bacon, Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce & cheddar & mozzarella cheeses

  • $5.00
Margherita | V

Olive oil, garlic, fresh basil, tomatoes & mozzarella cheese

  • $5.00
Meat Lover's

Marinara sauce, chicken, pepperoni, sausage, bacon, cheddar & mozzarella cheese

  • $5.00
Capital Supreme

Marinara sauce, chicken, pepperoni, sausage, red onion, mushrooms, black olives, red peppers, cheddar & mozzarella

  • $5.00
Build Your Own

Marinara sauce, cheese and up to four of the following toppings: Pepperoni, Sausage, Bacon, Chicken, Black olives, Red onions, Mushrooms, Red peppers, Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, Spinach

  • $5.00

Chipolte BBQ chicken, pico de gallo, blend of cheddar and pepper jack cheeses. Served with a side of sour cream. Add guacamole $1.00

  • $5.95

Salads & Soup

Strawberry Avocado | V

Fresh local greens, avocado, strawberries and red onion tossed with our house dressing

  • Small - $4.75
  • Large - $6.25
Outstanding in Your Field | V

Fresh local greens, bleu cheese, walnuts, craisins & house dressing

  • Small - $4.75
  • Large - $6.25
Grainger Supreme* | V

Fresh local greens, cucumber, tomato, red pepper, cheddar, croutons, grilled chicken breast, bacon & house dressing
*available for pick 2/3 for additional $1.00

  • Small - $5.75
  • Large - $7.25
Capital House

Fresh local greens, cucumber, tomato, red pepper, cheddar, croutons & house dressing

  • Small - $4.75
  • Large - $6.25

Our Own Loaded Baked Potato (GF), Fire Roasted Vegetable (V), Vegetable Chili (V,GF), Baja Chicken (GF)

House Tomato Basil (V), Chicken Dumpling, Vegetable Chili (V,GF), Baja Chicken (GF)

Fire Roasted Vegetable (V), Our Own Broccoli Cheese (GF), Vegetable Chili (V,GF), Baja Chicken (GF)

Chicken Dumpling, Our Own Loaded Baked Potato (GF), Vegetable Chili (V,GF), Baja Chicken (GF)

New England Clam Chowder, Our Own Tomato Basil (V), Vegetable Chili (V,GF), Baja Chicken (GF)

  • Small Bowl with roll - $3.25
  • Large Bowl with roll - $3.75

A la Carte

Macaroni & Cheese | V
  • Bowl - $3.25
Add Chicken
  • $2.00
Add Tofu
  • $2.00
Add Bacon
  • $2.00
Add Avocado
  • $1.25

Seasonal Specials

Rotating selection of seasonal sandwiches. Please see item description for dates.

Southwest BBQ Chicken

March 6 - May 12
Chipotle BBQ chicken, corn, black beans, pico de gallo & our own chipotle ranch sauce on a whole grain hoagie

  • $6.95
Bruschetta Turkey

September 1 - October 28
Turkey breast, tomato, fresh basil, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and fresh local greens on a whole grain hoagie

  • $6.95
Smokey Orange BBQ Chicken

September 1 - October 28
Braised chicken marinated in Capital Cafe's own zesty orange BBQ sauce with chipotle & cheddar cheese on ciabatta

  • $6.95
Meatball Sub

October 31 - December 23
Meatballs simmered in marinara, mozzarella cheese and Italian seasoning on a whole grain hoagie

  • $6.95
Mac & Cheese Panini

October 31 - December 23
Our own mac & cheese, bacon & Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce on a 9 grain bread

  • $6.95
BBQ Pork

January 16 - March 3
Pulled pork marinated in Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce & green & red onions. Topped with Swiss cheese and served on ciabatta

  • $6.95
Mac & Cheese Panini

January 16 - March 3
Our own mac & cheese, bacon & Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce on 9 grain bread

  • $6.95
Citrus Chicken Wrap

March 6 - May 12
Grilled chicken breast strips, craisins, feta cheese and our house citrus dressing on a tomato basil wrap

  • $6.95

V = Vegetarian | GF = Gluten-Free | DF = Dairy-Free | NF = Nut-Free

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