Founders Cafe is a local La Crosse area, independent, restaurant created to serve the needs of Gundersen Health Care visitors and staff.  We have a long track record of opening and operating award winning catering facilities, restaurants, and food trucks.  Our goal is to provide fast and friendly service while offering only the highest quality foods to our guests.

All of our food is locally sourced to ensure only the freshest ingredients and highest quality meats.  We pay special attention to special dietary needs with several vegetarian and gluten-friendly options.  Our menu consists of fresh salads and wraps, white cheddar mac n cheese, jumbo stuffed baked potatoes, burgers, grilled sourdough melts, Telera bread sandwiches, and daily soups.  We bake fresh cookies and bakery daily!  Our chicken is smoked and seasoned, our pork is whole pit-smoked shoulder, our burgers are 100% American Beef  ⅓ lb patties, and our cheeses are all Wisconsin made. 

Please find us on the lower level of the Founders Building on the Gundersen Health System campus near downtown La Crosse.  We are open Monday thru Friday days and hope you enjoy your experience with us.

We are located on the lower level of the Founders Building, 710 Denton Street, La Crosse, WI at Gundersen Health System
Complimentary Valet Parking, Bring Elevator Down to Lower Level