Good Morning!

The word continues to spread about our famous and tasty soups!

An all-time favorite is our Signature Chicken, Kale and Sweet Potato Soup. Just so happens that's what we're serving today!


Have a nice hot bowl for lunch today with a friend to take the winter chill off...served with one of Kelly's delicious, hand-made Buttermilk Biscuits.

Our Baristas for the day are Ben and Adam...they're standing by and eager to serve you!

See you soon.

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Good morning and happy Saturday! French Crepes are here today! We have all sorts of delicious sweet and savory fillings to start your weekend right. Come on down and try one!

Crepe service starts at 7:30 AM

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Sarah Grace Kraning
· January 7, 2018
My fiancé and I recently moved to Cottage Grove and this place has become a staple for us. The food/coffee is delicious, they have great gluten free bakery options, the staff are always friendly, and ...the environment is super cozy and clean. It’s a great place to grab your morning coffee and run or sit for a while and meet with friends. The art that they sell there adds a really nice ambiance to the place. You won’t be disappointed if you check it out. See More
Paula Shefchik
· February 16, 2018
We just stopped in for a cup of coffee - as we just returned back to Wisconsin, from getting married in Jamaica and was missing a good cup of coffee.. we were greeted by the owner opening the door for... us and his wonderful, informational son helping us! What a neat little place! Wish we lived closer ~ we would definitely be regulars! #greatcoffee ���� See More
Ali Nahavandi
· December 13, 2017
School grounds is a Fantastic place. To me schoolGround is not just a coffee shop, but a mini retreat from the busy and at times, stressful life. I really love how relax this places is.
David, Ben and... the staff , always make you feel welcome.
Of course, the coffee is out of this world too. It has enough octane to jump start the heart into clairity and awareness of the importance and necessity of such a place and the mini retreats. Well I guess next time I have to wear my Kāṣāya when I attend my retreats.�.
Againn, thanks to David and his family and the staff for providing such a beautiful place in Cottage Grove.
Live long and prosper School Grounds Coffee House.�🖒🖒🖒🖒
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Sandra Roecker
· September 26, 2017
A very relaxing atmosphere outdoors on the patio, with a refreshing breeze after the sun went down. Kaia Fowler sang & played guitar which added to the pleasant experience, plus good beverages and des...sert! Come on out some Friday night, through October! See More
Rachel Bird-Johnson
· September 29, 2017
Visited SchoolGrounds tonight for the first time and I was so impressed! The staff were sooooo accommodating and friendly. Atmosphere was great. Food was delicious. Coffee, yum. Wine, yum. Can't recom...mend this place enough. Go there. See More

Well, the Super Bowl has finally arrived...

How about kicking off the Big Day with a Super Bowl of Chicken Pot Pie? Or perhaps a bowl of our Signature Biscuits and Gravy?

Ben and the Team stand ready to get you going on this snowy but beautiful morning!


See you soon...

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We have a small number of 4” cherry pies in stock right now, and they are on special today only for $5.00.

Better get one before they are gone!

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Drinking SchoolGrounds coffee has been scientifically proven* to improve your driving experience in cold weather. Come in and get a cup today!
*This statement is not, in fact, true. But it sure is fun to say!

Happy Rainy Monday!

Nothing goes better with a cold rainy day than a piping hot SchoolGrounds Coffee...

Dave and Adam are waiting to help start your week with a favorite SchoolGrounds signature drink...and perhaps some of Kelly's fresh, scratch-built pastry to pair it with!


Hope to see you soon...

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Crepes On Saturday! You know what this means, right? Total scrumptiousness can be yours tomorrow if you come out to SchoolGrounds Coffee House. We'll feed you a crepe (or two?), we'll give you great beverage service. The mysteries of the universe will be opened to your gaze. That last statement may not, in fact, be true.

Come on out. It'll be fun!

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Lunchtime options at SchoolGrounds today will include our delicious Chicken Kale Sweet Potato soup with spinach. One of our most popular soups.... Better get here before it’s gone!

Kelly's delicious carrot cake is the perfect midmorning snack!
Better show up quick before it goes!
Excellent on its own or paired with a creamy Cortado.

See you soon!

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Good Morning and happy Tuesday! Adam and Ben are here and ready to sling delicious coffee and breakfast at breakneck speed.
Stop on by for something to get you through this grey and chilly day, and add a little sunshine to your morning.

We have a mountain of pie today!
Come on down this morning for a delicious treat, or even something for the office. Baked fresh this morning!

Flavors include apple, cherry, pecan, chocolate, blueberry, and our newest flavor: Triple Berry!


Drop on by, grab a pie, survive Monday in style.
See you soon!

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Christmas time is here! Come on out tomorrow for delightful carols and a pile of delicious food and drink!

Marshall High School Chamber Singers is the advanced choral group at Marshall High School. They are usually known as MHS Show Choir, but during the Winter Season they transform into beautiful 18th Century outfits and perform Christmas Carols. Each year they visit several Senior Homes in the Madison area. This year they are also fundraising money to attend their first eve...r National Choral Competition in Chicago.

Here at Schoolgrounds from 10-11 AM!
No cover.

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Fun updates:

Crepes return this Saturday. Get in early so that someone else doesn't get a place in line ahead of you. New tastes - Chef Dave has spent the down time inventing new tastes.

Holiday hours - We'll be closed Dec 25 and Jan 1. For the week of the 24th we will be open our normal hours (except of course for the 25th). We hope to see all of you that week - stop in and say HI. In any case, we wish everyone a wonderful holiday season, whatever tradition is yours!

Folks, It's winter, and in Wisconsin that means skiing. Early season skiing before you get your ski legs back. We got out over our ski tips about crepes for tomorrow. Turns out it's going to be waffles instead, with three incredible options - one of which is a gluten-friendly waffle! Yes, you heard that correctly. We're featuring a gluten-friendly waffle this Saturday.

Crepes are -next- Saturday, on the 16th. We'll have incredible sweet and savory options for them too.

And...... we're back on the right part of the ski. Weight right there in the sweet spot. Sweet - like our waffles tomorrow!

Plan to see more of crepes in the coming months.

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Crepes are back! Saturday! Come on in and enjoy this old favorite. Chef Dave will work his magic, and your taste buds will rejoice. Likely, they'll force the rest of you to rejoice. You'll be smiling all day!

Yes, that is what is at stake for your Saturday.

If you ask very nicely, we might even supply a second crepe for double the price...

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