Lake Vista Café

The best rooftop dining experience in Madison.

Lake Vista Cafe rooftop tables


Lake Vista Café

Hours (weather permitting):
Closed Monday
Tuesday 11am-3pm
Wednesday-Sunday 11am-7pm

2024 Food Menu

2024 Drink Menu

Enjoy sprawling views of Lake Monona and downtown Madison’s cityscape at Lake Vista Café, located in the William T. Evjue Rooftop Gardens. Lake Vista Café is the perfect place to enjoy rooftop dining at its finest. It’s one of the best spots in all of Madison to relax with a glass of wine and good friends in a relaxed, gourmet-casual atmosphere.

The delicious menu includes local favorites like cheese curds and fish, as well as global dishes and everything in between to satisfy just about any craving. Appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees can be enjoyed with an assortment of beverages, such as wine, beer, lemonade and other choices. Lake Vista Café is kid-friendly, and the staff is terrific too!

Whether you’re here to take in the amazing views from the rooftop garden, an event, or to visit Monona Terrace, Lake Vista Café offers a dining experience that truly treats all your senses. It’s a prime location for locals and vacationers alike and not to be missed when visiting downtown Madison.

Weather permitting, Lake Vista Café typically is open May through September for lunch and dinner.

Lake Vista Café can also be booked for private events.