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Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe

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6857 Paoli Rd, Belleville, WI 53508-9787
+1 608-848-6261
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Madison, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In this small farm village with a developing arts community, I don't think anyone would ever expect to find a top shelf gourmet restaurant disguised as a "cafe". To my surprise, this is the real deal when it comes to taking farm to table ingredients and creating some of the most tasty foods that I've sampled anywhere. The lunch fare... More 

Thank Ron L
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2017

I love eating at the Paoli Schoolhouse! We've been going there for years and always enjoy our meal. The staff is so friendly and there's a nice selection of food - including homemade soups and desserts. It's right near a beautiful Sugar River and has outside seating in warmer weather. Very scenic and not far from Madison. Also fun to... More 

Thank SusieMilwaukee
Lee R, Manager at Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe, responded to this review

Greetings, we are excited to hear about your experiences. Thank you for being a loyal guest and thank you for the great review. I will share your comments with my staff, so they know that they are doing a great job. We look forward to serving you soon! Lee Rosenhagen, Manager More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

I ordered a burger. Medium. My wife ordered a quiche. The burger arrived burned and literally cold. It was terrible. The quiche arrived called. It was tasty. I will never eat there again. Not recommended at all.

Thank NoamGordon
Lee R, Manager at Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, My name is Lee Rosenhagen and I'm the manager at Paoli Schoolhouse. I am truly sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at our restaurant, I will share your comments with our staff so this does not happen again. It is because of your feedback allowing us to better ourselves. We hope that you will consider being... More 

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 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.

Thank stacy k
Belvidere, Illinois
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 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 

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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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 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 

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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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 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 

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 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 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!

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 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 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 

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 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 26, 2016

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

1 Thank Elizabeth S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6857 Paoli Rd, Belleville, WI 53508-9787
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Belleville
  • Phone Number: +1 608-848-6261
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?