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Microcosm Cafe

Open Now Friday: 7am to 5pm

Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Dr. | (608) 890-2170

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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.

Manager: Shirley Langer slanger4@wisc.edu
If you have any questions or concerns please email feedme@union.wisc.edu


Study Space

2016 Fall Semester

09/06/16 - 12/16/16

  • Tuesday: 7am to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 7am to 5pm
  • Thursday: 7am to 5pm
  • Friday: 7am to 5pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 7am to 5pm

Closed on holidays.

Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, 11/23: 7am - 2pm
Thursday, 11/24 - Sunday, 11/27: Closed

2016 December Exam Week

12/17/16 - 12/23/16

  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 7am to 5pm
  • Tuesday: 7am to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 7am to 2pm
  • Thursday: 7am to 2pm
  • Friday: 7am to 2pm


Payment Options

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

Pay with your student Wiscard and receive a 10% discount

Always Available

Badger Markets are always stocked with your favorite items to get you through a busy day of classes. Stop in any time of day to pick up:

  • Fresh coffee and bakery
  • Espresso, tea and smoothies
  • Cold beverages
  • Convenient Grab-n-Go snacks, sandwiches and salads
  • Sundries, supplies and student staples 
Print the Full Menu

Microcosm Cafe


Mozzarella Sticks

Served with Marinara Sauce

  • $6.92

Choose from Southwest Chicken or Beef Steak & Cheese

  • $1.99
Chicken Wings (1/2 pound)

Plain or with Buffalo, Barbeque, Bleu Cheese or Ranch
Add extra dipping sauce for $0.60

  • $6.19

Cheese or Chicken

  • $3.59
Personal Pan Pizza

Supreme, Cheese, Pepperoni and Sausage

  • $2.99


*Basket Option: Add chips and a pickle for an additional $0.50

Egg White, Spinach & Swiss Pita
  • $4.00
Bacon, Egg & Cheddar on an Everything Bagel
  • $4.25
Ham, Egg & Cheddar Croissant
  • $4.25
Chicken Sausage and Pepper Jack on an Everything Bagel
  • $4.25
Bacon, Cheddar and Egg on a Gluten-Free bagel | GF
  • $4.25
Portabella Pita* | V

*Basket Option: Add chips and a pickle for $0.50

  • $4.50
Tomato, Pesto & Provolone Panini* | V

*Basket Option: Add chips and a pickle for $0.50

  • $4.50
Chicken Pesto Panini*

*Basket Option: Add chips and a pickle for $0.50

  • $5.25
Mediterranean Chicken Flatbread*

*Basket Option: Add chips and a pickle for $0.50

  • $5.25

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