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An Actually Useful Guide to Madison, Wisconsin

Let Trevor Gruehn be your guide to Madison, Wisconsin. He knows his stuff.

This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on where to go, what to do, and what to eat (and drink) in their hometown. In this installment, Trevor Gruehn of Bradbury’s Coffee shows us around Madison, Wisconsin.

Let Trevor Gruehn be your guide to Madison, Wisconsin. He knows his stuff. Photo: Trevor Gruehn

We’re going to Madison, Wisconsin—and Trevor Gruehn, coffee director of the acclaimed Bradbury’s Coffee, is showing us the ropes. A competitor at the U.S. Coffee Championships and roaster who trains baristas across the country, Gruehn’s been posted up in Madison for over seven years. He gave us the lowdown on what’s happening in Wisconsin’s capital, a city that has the country buzzing over its hip, robust food and drink scene. From where to stay and what to do to where you should be drinking and eating (at all hours), let Gruehn be your guide to the Midwest’s best-kept secret.

Where should we stay?
Get out of downtown, and stay at an Airbnb on the Near East Side. If you’re limited to hotels, there’s the newly renovated Edgewater, just north of Capitol Square on the Isthmus, and another cool boutique hotel west of the Isthmus called HotelRED.

Where should we grab breakfast?
On the weekends, Graze. It’s casual, with good sourcing and lots of attention to detail. My fallback there is the eggs benedict, and their Bloody Marys are pretty killer. For pastries, try Batch Bakehouse. And, of course, Bradbury’s also has great coffee, a nice vibe, and awesome food.

Best cup of coffee?
Apart from Bradbury’s? Johnson Public House. Also, 5th Element Coffee. It’s only been around for about a month, but if I were coming to Madison and interested in coffee, I’d end up …read more

Source:: Bon Appetit