Where to eat near U-Madison?
Hello to all Madison, Wisconsin-type Chowhounds... I'm going to be visiting the university for four days and I'm wondering where I should eat. I will be carless, so I'm particularly looking for places within walking distance of the university. Cafes or pubs with good breakfast and sandwiches are especially appreciated; I'm also on the lookout for quality Mexican and sushi.
I highly recommend breakfast or lunch at Cafe Soleil - it's worth the walk (which will help burn off some of those calories). The colder it is, the more calories you burn, so have an extra croissant!
Other thoughts: I haven't been to Husnu's for years, but I used to love their chicken with peaches. Himal Chuli gets good reviews for the food, but I hear that the service is bad. And be sure to go to the Student Union or Babcock Hall for ice cream (the heck with the weather).
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Generally, WYSIWYG. That is, places on State St and points west near the U can be taken at face value - no hidden gems. If you're willing to walk as far as the Capitol Square, Cafe Soleil:
are good and breakfast-y. Heard good things about Bradbury's, too:
Casa de Lara on State St. is fine Mexican:
Last time I was there they served verduras en escabeche with the typical chips & salsa - a nice touch.
The food carts on the Memorial Library mall (west end of State St.) are fun and cheap, too. Have a good trip!