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Capital Cafe


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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Capital Cafe

Breakfast Sandwiches & Pizzas

Breakfast sandwiches available from 7:30am - 10:30am. Add a small coffee for $1.00


Smoked bacon, Babcock smoked cheddar & egg on a croissant

  • $4.75

Breakfast sausage, Babcock smoked cheddar & egg on a croissant

  • $4.75

Ham, feta cheese, fresh spinach & egg on a croissant

  • $4.75

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

  • $4.75
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

Toasted Sandwiches

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

Capital Club

Whole grilled chicken breast, smoked turkey breast, smoked bacon, fresh local greens, tomato, Babcock smoked cheddar cheese & jerk mayo on sourdough bread

  • $8.25
Mediterranean Chicken

Whole grilled chicken breast, red pepper pesto, cucumber, feta, tomato & fresh local greens on ciabatta

  • $7.75
Turkey Cranberry Panini

Smoked turkey breast, smoked bacon, Babcock smoked cheddar & cranberry-pesto mayonnaise on multi-grain bread

  • $7.95
Stacked Roast Beef

Shaved roast beef, Babcock Swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms, onion & roasted garlic, house-made horseradish sauce, lettuce & tomato on multi-grain bread

  • $8.25
Portabella Veggie | V

Marinated portabella mushroom, red onion, tomato, red pepper, spinach, hummus & red pepper pesto on multi-grain bread

  • $7.95
Caprese | V

Fresh mozzarella, tomato, fresh basil, olive oil, salt & pepper on sourdough

  • $7.75

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 - $6.50
  • Large - $8.00
Southwest Chicken Salad | V

Fresh local greens, whole grilled chicken breast, avocado, black beans, corn, red onion, pico de gallo, pepper jack cheese & house-made chipotle ranch

  • Small - $6.50
  • Large - $8.00
Grainger Supreme* | V

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

  • Small - $6.50
  • Large - $8.00

Veggie Chili (GF,V), Loaded Baked Potato (GF), Chicken Enchilada

Tomato Basil (GF,V), Chicken Noodle, Chicken Enchilada

Broccoli Cheese (GF), Veggie Chili (GF, V), Chicken Enchilada

Loaded Baked Potato (GF), Chicken Noodle, Chicken Enchilada

New England Clam Chowder with Bacon (GF), Tomato Basil (GF,V), Chicken Enchilada

  • Small Bowl with roll - $3.75
  • Large Bowl with roll - $4.50

A la Carte

Macaroni & Cheese | V
  • Bowl - $3.75
Add Chicken
  • $3.00
Add Tofu
  • $2.00
Add Bacon
  • $2.00
Add Avocado
  • $1.25

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

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Monday: 7:45am to 1:45pm

Capital Cafe

Grainger Hall


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