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Gwen and Kyle Johnson

As the owners of Johnson Public House and Kin-Kin Coffee, Gwen and Kyle Johnson have more than earned their reputation as the power couple of Madison’s coffee, food and culture. They prefer being hands-on with their workers, who they consider family as much as their two children, and strive to become a light in their neighborhood for anyone in need of fellowship and a full stomach.

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Madison, WI
coffee
Kin-Kin Coffee
Small batch roasted specialty coffee. Also serving cold-pressed juice, tea, espresso and more.
810 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703, USA
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food
Macha Tea Company
Tea house featuring handpicked selections of Japanese matcha, and their own line of creative tea blends. Also serve brunch, food, matcha pastries, and other specialty drinks like turmeric tonic and white peony sangria.
#5, 823 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
food
La Taguara
Casual eatery serving traditional Venezuelan and Latin American meat and seafood dishes. Try the Pabellon a Caballo and arepas.
3502 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704, USA
landmark
Black Moon Tattoo
Tattoo shop offering high quality tattooing from traditional to a variety of styles.
819 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
bar
Caribou Tavern
Bustling, cash-only bar with a relaxed vibe grilling up burgers & pouring pitchers & shots.
703 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
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outdoors
Giddings Park
This beautiful park is located right on the shoreline of Lake Mendota and is a quiet spot for picnicking and yoga in the warmer months, and watching the sun set.
429 Castle Pl, Madison, WI 53703, USA
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shopping
Burnie’s Rock Shop
Time-tested store for colorful gemstones & custom jewelry, plus collectible minerals & fossils.
901 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
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shopping
Good Style Shop
Flea-style vintage collective selling accessible vintage clothing and LP records. Also hosts regular art installations and the occasional live music performance.
817 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
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food
Dumpling Haus
Counter-service Chinese spot dishing up dumplings, noodles & buns in simple surrounds.
Hilldale Shopping Center, 540 N Midvale Blvd, Madison, WI 53705, USA
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landmark
Breese Stevens Field
Built in 1926, Breese Stevens Municipal Athletic Field is operated by Big Top Baseball and is a multi-purpose stadium listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and located in downtown Madison. The facility hosts athletic events, concerts, community events and more annually.
917 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
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shopping
Cork ‘n Bottle
Wine shop that holds tastings every Saturday from 3-6P. Always free, usually entertaining.
855 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
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outdoors
Maple Bluff Beach Park
Park in Maple Bluff, Wisconsin.
Maple Bluff, WI, USA
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bar
The Robin Room
The Robin Room. Emporium of Fine Potables.
821 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
food
Salvatore’s Tomato Pies
 Pizza Restaurant
912 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
coffee
Johnson Public House
Coffeehouse serving java, sandwiches & sweets in an art-filled, vintage brick storefront.
908 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
outdoors
Lake Mendota
Lake Mendota is the northernmost and largest of the four lakes in Madison, Wisconsin.
Lake Mendota, Wisconsin 53706, USA
landmark
Memorial Union Terrace
The Memorial Union is located on the shore of Lake Mendota on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. On the lakeshore to the north of the building is the Terrace, a popular outdoor space overlooking Lake Mendota. It has gained a reputation as one of the most beautiful student centers on a university campus.
800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706, USA
shopping
Strictly Discs
Music store in Madison, Wisconsin
1900 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711, USA
food
Tornado Steak House
Old-school steakhouse with a rustic, supper-club vibe serving classic chops, seafood & cocktails.
116 S Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
food
Merchant Madison
Industrial-chic gastropub & liquor store serving farm-to-table New American fare & craft cocktails.
121 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
venue
High Noon Saloon
Large rustic venue offering nightly live music in a variety of genres plus beer & pizza slices.
701 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703, USA
food
Sophia’s Bakery & Cafe
Bustling, pint-size spot with communal seating & counter service for bakery goods & breakfast.
831 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
food
Forequarter
Trendy bar/restaurant featuring daily seasonal menus & a long list of classic & craft cocktails.
708 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
outdoors
Devil’s Lake State Park
Devil's Lake State Park is a state park located in the Baraboo Range in eastern Sauk County, just south of Baraboo, Wisconsin. Devil's Lake State Park is the biggest state park in Wisconsin. 
Devil's Lake State Park, S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913, USA
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