Frequently Asked Questions
Are you open?
We are open 6:30am - 1:00pm Monday - Saturday and 7:30am - 1:00pm on Sundays.
We will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
Is your coffee organic? Fair Trade?
All of our coffee is sourced and roasted by Just Coffee Coop in Madison, WI. It is organic and Fair Trade!
Can I order ahead over the phone?
Yes! You can call in your order at (608) 845-6800. We ask that you leave a name and give us an estimate on your arrival so we can make sure your order is ready and fresh.
Why the name Tuvalu?
When the coffeehouse first opened, it was called Indigo Coffee. It turned out that there was another coffee shop with the same name that had been established first, so the previous owners of the shop renamed it to Tuvalu. There was a running joke in their family that one day they would run away to Tuvalu, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Australia. While they may not have actually run away to Tuvalu, they did create their own place to escape in Verona. Fun fact: Funafuti is the country's capital and you can find this reference on our menu in the form of a smoothy.
What dairy-free milk alternatives do you offer?
We have almond milk, coconut milk, and soy milk.
The majority of our drinks can be made dairy free! Make sure to tell your barista if you have any dairy allergies, as some of our sauces and mixes do contain small amounts of dairy.
Do you have any vegan options?
Most of our drinks can be made vegan. We also have a delicious dark chocolate vegan brownie, house made puppy chow, Munk Pack protein cookies, chips, oatmeal, and NuGo protein bars.
Do you have gluten free options?
We have oatmeal, house made puppy chow, chips, Munk Pack protein cookies, NuGo protein bars, scotcheroos, a gluten free brownie, and gluten free rice crispy treats.
We also have a rotating gluten friendly* quiche with a hash brown potato crust. This item is gluten friendly due to it being made and packaged in a facility that also makes products with gluten. Ask your barista for availability.
Do you have seating?
While our indoor seating is currently closed due to COVID-19, we have limited outdoor seating available at a first come, first serve basis.
Can I buy a whole quiche?
Yes! We have whole quiche available for purchase that includes heating instructions for you at home.
Why can't I customize my food order? Why can't I just get an order of eggs and bacon?
Tuvalu Coffeehouse and Gallery is primarily a coffee shop. We are equipped to make and customize your drinks! Unfortunately, Tuvalu does not have a kitchen so we do not cook or bake any of the food on our menu. We are proud to carry pre-made quiches, croissants, and bakery from Clasen's European Bakery. Other food items come pre-made from Elegant Foods.
Can I order online?
Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to accept orders online. You can call in your order or order in person in the store.
How do I display my art at Tuvalu?
You can submit your artwork via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will evaluate your work to determine if it is a good fit for our shop and be in touch with you.
Please do not bring in your work if not asked to do so by the owner or gallery manager, we will only be accepting new work via email at this time.