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Microcosm Cafe

Open Now Friday: 7:30am 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.

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Study Space

Spring Semester 2018

01/22/18 - 05/13/18

  • Monday: 7:30am to 5pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30am to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30am to 5pm
  • Thursday: 7:30am to 5pm
  • Friday: 7:30am to 5pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed


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 
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Microcosm Cafe


Mozzarella Sticks

Served with Marinara Sauce

  • $3.75

Choose from Southwest Chicken or Beef Steak & Cheese

  • $2.05

Cheese or Chicken, served with salsa

  • $3.70
Personal Pan Pizza

Supreme, Cheese, Pepperoni and Sausage

  • $3.05
Chicken Bites (1/2 lb)

Plain or with Buffalo, BBQ, Bleu Cheese or Ranch

  • $6.25
Breaded Shrimp (1/2 lb)

Served with Cocktail Sauce

  • $6.25
Extra Sauce

Bleu cheese, ranch, BBQ, marinara

  • $0.60


*Basket Option: Add chips and a pickle for an additional $1.10

Spinach Feta Croissant
  • $3.75
Ham, Egg & Cheddar Croissant
  • $4.65
Chicken Sausage, Egg and Cheddar on Multigrain Bun
  • $4.65
Bacon, Egg & Cheddar on an Everything Bagel
  • $4.65
Bacon, Egg and Cheddar on a Gluten-free Bagel | GF
  • $4.65
Caprese Panini
  • $5.75
Hot Italian Beef
  • $5.75
Turkey, Bacon & Cheddar on Cranberry Bread
  • $5.75
Turkey & Cheddar Croissant
  • $5.75

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