Art in the cafe...

Art Paul Schlosser

"The Incredible Unique World of Art by Art Paul Schlosser Including The Alphabet"

November 2022

Artist statement : Hi, I'm Art Paul Schlosser and I do both art of things I see based on my ability to paint them in a fun way and make up stuff that I don't see with my unique imagination. The Alphabet Paintings were done as a challenge to myself to see if I could do the complete alphabet. The other...

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Diane Yao

"Sharing Art Enriches Our Life"

December 2022

Artist Statement: I go by Diane Yao, and I am a Madison based artist. The subjects of my art often include the things I experience in life. I photograph nature, buildings, or still life and produce works interpreted from those photos. My most commonly used art medium is watercolor. I like the transparent and...

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Mother Fool's Coffeehouse first opened in the spring of 1994. At that time it was under the ownership of Jean Lister. Jean ran it for a year, creating a very homey and comfortable community space, then decided to move to Minneapolis. She sold the coffeehouse to us, Stephanie Rearick and Jon Hain, in June of 1995. We had met Jean when our old band, Your Mom SRO played at Mother Fool's.

We have music at the coffeehouse most Friday and Saturday nights. We also host open mics every month. Every month features a new artist in the cafe.

We serve coffee from Collectivo.

Our baked goods -- muffins, cupcakes, cookies, and brownies -- come from East Side Ovens, also in Milwaukee. We chose East Side Ovens because they make some of the most delicious treats we've ever had -- and they're all vegan!

We also carry gluten-free vegan cookies from Tummy-Yummies.

Our soup is made by Green Owl.

Kombucha is made fresh here in Madison by Nessalla.

One of the missions of Mother Fool's is to show people that you can have wonderful treats without using animal products.

Click here to learn why Mother Fool's doesn't serve fish.

Here are travel directions.