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Ancora Coffee Roasters
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Today 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
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2871 University Ave Madison, WI 53705
2871 University AvenueUSWisconsinMadison53705
Coffee Shop, Espresso BarToday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am – 5:30 pmTuesday 6:30 am – 5:30 pmWednesday 6:30 am – 5:30 pmThursday 6:30 am – 5:30 pmFriday 6:30 am – 5:30 pmSaturday 7:00 am – 3:00 pmSunday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Madison's Favorite Coffeehouse and Coffee Roaster. Charming shop with intimate seating and fireplace. Enjoy fresh bakery with delicious espresso and coffee drinks.
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Eco-conscious coffee shop serving java made from sustainable beans, plus sweets & sandwiches.- Google
"I used to love Ancora, but now I guess Ill stick to Just Coffee for beans."
"The barista was argumentative and abrasive."
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Adolf Gundersen
3 months ago
Despite having lived in 8 US and 2 European cities, I can still categorically declare that Ancora's house blend (D'Oro) is the best coffee I've ever tried. I'd put up with some snarky service for that, but it's always been good at this location. Would drive to Spring Green for this coffee.
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Jason Gurtz-Cayla
a year ago
Solidly middle of the road coffee.
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Ian Gatley
3 years ago
Best coffee I've ever had. I'm particularly fond of black thunder. No need to go anywhere else.
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Abe Kwiatkowski
3 years ago
I'm a big fan of the White Zombie at Ancora. I take mine with Irish cream flavor!
Jonathon Smith
2 years ago
Quit serving me the bottom of the barrel! Throw away the last cup and a half of bad coffee in the carafe instead of serving it to your customers. The staff here needs to be retrained. I live near Ancora, and the coffee has the potential to be great, and when you actually manage to get a fresh cup, it's the best in town hands down. I quit going here after about the 10th time that I went in--hopeful to get a (very expensive) cup of great coffee--but instead was given the bottom of a carafe. The bottom of a carafe of coffee tastes terrible, is muddy, oxidized, and is not very hot. Mocha Java is a beautiful coffee, but not after several hours sitting on the counter. Strangely, the staff keep two carafes of each coffee sitting on the counter, but only one is actually kept full. Instead of offering to brew a fresh cup when one runs out, they offer to mix in another type of coffee that, they assure, is "basically the same". Take a note from Starbucks and either offer to brew the coffee fresh or as a french press. Also, keep a closer eye on your carafe levels, so that when they're starting to get low, you brew more. It's not rocket science! One star for ruining your coffee by not keeping it brewed fresh.
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CaseyFrankandBeans Karns
a year ago
A notable decline in both customer service, and product over the past couple years. I used to love Ancora, but now I guess Ill stick to Just Coffee for beans.
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Jasper Hefko
a year ago
Excellent coffee, everything else is irrelevant.
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3 years ago
Ancora coffee is delicious, one of my favorites. However, customer service at this shop was extremely rude. The barista was argumentative and abrasive. I ordered four drinks (two medium coffees, one small coffee, and a latte). I had the drink order written down and the barista demanded that I hand her the piece of paper. She refused to enter my order until I passed the paper to her. Then, even though I complied, the order was still wrong and she forgot to make the latte. I asked for skim milk to add to a coworker's coffee and the manager "joked" about how helpful his staff was because he would have told me to just water the 1/2 and 1/2 down. I've usually had good experiences here, but this visit left a very sour taste in my mouth. I love, love, love this coffee, but I'll be going to a different shop from now on.
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