Cupcakes are a highlight, of course, but this casual east side spot is a favorite for breakfasts and lunches daily. Stratas and omelets are great in the morning; at lunch and dinner, try the six different varieties of meat (and meatless) loaves, burgers and sandwiches. Homey dinners also include a fish fry nightly, pastas and Mexican-influenced dishes. Vegetarian and gluten-free offerings available. $3-$15.
Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery
2827 Atwood Ave., Madison, Wisconsin 53704
8 am-5 pm daily; lunch service ends at 3 pm; coffee and cupcakes available til close. Dinner 5-9 pm Tues.-Sat.