The Ironworks Cafe has closed for the season. Check back for possible reopening dates in 2018.
If you are looking for food that's made from the fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, you'll want to check out the Ironworks Cafe. You'll find fresh brewed coffee and scrumptious frozen treats, creative sandwiches, wraps, salads and daily specials. Our features the freshest ingredients and whenever possible we use ingredients from local farmers and organic products.
The Ironworks Cafe is part of a teen employment program at the Goodman Community Center. When you eat at the cafe, you're helping teens learn basic job skills, food and customer service skills, plus they're seeing the ins and outs of managing a business. There are always comment cards near the cash register — the teens depend on your feedback to help them learn what they are doing right and how they could make your experience better, so if you have time, please fill one out!
The Ironworks Cafe employs teens under the guidance of restaurant professionals. They helped design the menu, run the front and back of the house and assist in marketing the cafe.
We are located inside of the Goodman Community Center at 149 Waubesa Street in Madison, right next to the bike path.