Lazy Jane's Cafe and Bakery

Madison, Wisconsin
1358 Williamson St.
Madison, WI 53703
608-257-5263

Vegan-Friendly

3.2 / 2 votes

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Features some vegan options such as seitan sandwiches

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice

Has an emphasis on baked goods such as scones and muffins. Usually has at least one vegan baked option, such as a carrot muffin. Every day they also have vegan sandwich options with veganaise and mockmeats. Also has vegan soups.

The upper level has an area with toys and games for children.

Added by conde.kedar on Mar 24 09 (last updated Aug 16 09)

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I've enjoyed the seitan hash a few times for breakfast. They always offer to sub some grilled veg. for the eggs. Unfortunately, last time I was there, I ordered the hash "vegan", and the guy asked if it was okay that there is honey in the marinade. I don't know if they recently changed it, but I've always said I was vegan and no one had ever mentioned that to me. I've never been there for lunch, so maybe there are some options there, but besides concocting your own order, the seitan hash is really the only option for breakfast, besides their few vegan scones.

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Lazy Jane's is a cool, two-story house in Madison's hip Williamson Street area. It serves an eclectic crowd and offers American breakfast and lunch standards, from hash to veggie melts. When your order is ready the line cook theatrically yells out your name.

There aren't many vegan options, and they rarely have vegan baked goods, but what they do offer for vegans is pretty tasty.

I had the seitan hash ($6.50) which normally comes with eggs, but they left it off for me. Oddly enough, Lazy Jane's doesn't seem to offer a tofu scramble. How can you have seitan but not tofu?

The dish consists of a HUGE amount of skillet potatoes, roasted red peppers, mini pieces of broccoli, and chunks of seitan. The portion size was easily enough for two very filling meals.

I thought the flavors were great, and the toasted sourdough-rye bread on the side was fresh and delicious (Lazy Jane's has two vegan bread options which they helpfully pointed out to me). In general, I think the dish was good, and of much higher quality than similar brunch-style dishes you'd find at Monty's Blue Plate Diner down the road. That said, Monty's has many more vegan offerings than Lazy Jane's, so what you trade in quality you get back in variety.

I'd return to Lazy Jane's to try their limited vegan lunch options, but I just wish they'd expand their offerings to make them THE place to go for vegan brunch and lunch.

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Non-Smoking

Wheelchair Accessible

Prices

$ - inexpensive

Cash Only

Cuisines

  • American

Features

  • Brunch
  • Kid-Friendly

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Hours

7am - 2pm
8am - 3pm

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