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Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe

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6857 Paoli Rd, Belleville, WI 53508
+1 608-848-6261
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Sun 10:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Delicious grilled cheese on and incredible homemade bread infused with jalapeños and bacon! Really enjoyed the gift shop. Good selection with reasonable prices.

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Thank stacy k
Belvidere, Illinois
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The Schoolhouse reminded me of an old-fashioned tearoom where women used to go for light lunches. There are several rooms for dining and they are nicely decorated. We could see a nice outdoor patio for warmer weather. The food here was definitely up to date. They obviously aren't afraid to experiment with the latest trends with dishes like butternut squash... More 

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Thank Arleen H
Paoli S, Manager at Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, I apologize about the miscommunication on our end regarding your sandwich. I have talked with our service and culinary team to ensure they know the importance regarding this matter. I am extremely happy that you enjoyed your meal though. We look forward to seeing you back soon, as we truly do strive to be the best! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stopped into the Paoli Schoolhouse for dinner last Saturday after seeing a movie in Madison. We had never been there before, and were quite pleased by our experience. This restaurant has great ambiance! The decor was very elegant, there was live music playing, and the manager/maî·tre d Lee was very accommodating. I ordered the Chicken Kiev, which was served... More 

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Thank RealHungryMann
Paoli S, Manager at Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe, responded to this review

We could not be more pleased that you enjoyed your evening. I will pass on you wonderful comments to our team members. We look forward to serving you in the future! Thank you, Lee Rosenhagen More 

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

My friend Kay invited to treat me to lunch at the Paoli Schoolhouse Cafe. This has been a delightful experience. The decor is warm with a Country French air. Our food selection varied with daily specials of seafood pot pie and quiche were passed over for a fresh chicken salad with fruit, a nice selection, toasted baguettes with honey herb... More 

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Thank Lynne J
Paoli S, Manager at Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at Paoli SchoolHouse Shops and Cafe. I will share your experience with our team members. We look forward to seeing you in the near future! Lee Rosenhagen Manager More 

Waukegan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Toe tapping live music with a friendly crowd, great drinks and wonderful food made for a fun night in July in Paoli. What a fund in a tiny town!

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1 Thank Julianne D
Paoli S, Manager at Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review, we often have live entertainment, please visit our website and facebook page to stay informed of upcoming events. We look forward to serving you soon! Thank you, Lee Rosenhagen More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We visited the Paoli Schoolhouse Café twice this summer, and both times the food and service were excellent. On our last visit, we ate outside on the patio and enjoyed a Wisconsin morning. With the river flowing nearby and the birds singing, it was delightful. The brunch menu is varied and the food was hot, cooked perfectly, and delicious. The... More 

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2 Thank Gerald M
Paoli S, Manager at Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage this summer. I will share your review with our team members. Remember we are open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday and dinner Thursday through Saturday. (Year Round) We look forward to serving you soon! Thank you, Lee Rosenhagen Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a wonderful find in a small community. Great service and meals change with what is available from local farmers.

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1 Thank Elizabeth S
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

The Paoli Schoolhouse cafe is the bomb this summer! Check out the Saturday nite free music line up on their outdoor dining patio. Friends and I had a sublime evening of dining recently during their Saturday evening summer music series. We were dining on the patio 15 feet from the outdoor music stage along with 30-40 patrons setup on lawn... More 

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1 Thank Kay R
Madison, Wisconsin
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Fun place to eat, and browse art (for sale) at the same time. When I was last there, a remodel was underway and most of the art space was closed off, but the wide range of pieces, from photographs to paintings to metal work, is scheduled to be displayed again (you might want to check if that’s important to you).... More 

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Madison, WI
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Stopped by on Sunday for brunch. The Schoolhouse itself is wonderfully restored and updated into a beautiful restaurant. The hostess and our server were very nice and attentive. The menu had many options that all sounded amazing. I settled on a goat cheese and mushroom omelette with a Bloody Mary. The Bloody Mary came out with a nice strip of... More 

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Thank Jenni S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6857 Paoli Rd, Belleville, WI 53508
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Belleville
  • Phone Number: +1 608-848-6261
Description
The Paoli Schoolhouse Cafe is located on the banks of the tranquil Sugar River. Enjoy a meal in our beautiful dining areas or on the deck or patio as weather permits. As the sun sets the cafe takes on an elegant, comfortable feel with linens and candlelight. Our Wine Menu lists over 25 wine & champagne selections to complement your dining experience. We are also pleased to serve your favorite cocktails and carry a variety of domestic and craft beers. The Cafe is a great venue for baby showers, bridal showers, bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners, and small weddings. We also offer gluten free and vegetarian options.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?