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Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe

6857 Paoli Rd, Belleville, WI 53508-9787
+1 608-848-6261
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6857 Paoli Rd, Belleville, WI 53508-9787
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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.More

Thank NoamGordon
Lee R, Manager at Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2017

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...More

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
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....More

Thank Arleen H
Paoli S, Manager at Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank RealHungryMann
Paoli S, Manager at Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2016

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

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...More

Thank Lynne J
Paoli S, Manager at Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2016

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

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 reviewResponded September 29, 2016

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

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....More

2  Thank Gerald M
Paoli S, Manager at Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2016

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

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
Reviewed July 15, 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...More

1  Thank Kay R
Reviewed June 22, 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...More

1  Thank Nylkoorb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
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
Special occasions, Romantic
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
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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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