Whether looking for a caffeinated pick-me-up to help push through busy days or a cozy spot to relax with friends, Madison’s café scene won’t disappoint. With many locally owned coffee shops in Wisconsin’s capital city, there are a number of excellent options to choose from for your next brunch or study break.
Living up to its name, Fair Trade Coffee House serves coffee that is 100% fair-trade certified, single origin, and organic. Conveniently located on State Street, this independently owned coffee shop also serves up a delicious selection of food, including many gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. The café, which is dedicated to serving the local community, also showcases the work of local artists on the walls and often hosts performances from Madison’s finest musicians.
Sustainability is a key principle behind Bradbury’s Coffee. Their coffee comes from Kickapoo Coffee in Viroqua, Wisconsin, and they use locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to prepare the food offered on their rotating menu. They make a point of creating a community atmosphere and making everyone who comes through their doors feel like family.
Just steps from the state capitol, Michelangelo’s Coffee House has been serving the downtown Madison area for over 20 years and is proud to still be independently owned. To ensure the best coffee possible, they prepare small-batch brews and use only fair-trade, social-conscious coffee. By enjoying a coffee at Michelangelo’s, you’ll not only get your caffeine boost but also be helping to support small coffee farmers.
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.