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“Great Food, historical charm, wonderful staff and owner, my all time favorite restaurant.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Little Village Cafe

Little Village Cafe
Ranked #1 of 66 Restaurants in Baraboo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Food, historical charm, wonderful staff and owner, my all time favorite restaurant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

This restaurant has it all. The food is creative with a southwestern flair. Nothing ordinary about this menu. I don't belive they even have a deep fat fryer... The food is so creative and flavorful I have a hard time deciding what to order. The burritos are like nothing you've ever had before. My favorite is the chicken chipolte burrito. The southwestern catfish is great. Their soups are always delicious and creative. They have some wonderful specials. There was a smoked pork tenderloin that melted in your mouth. You'll definately be full, but take a desert to go. There's always some kind of cheese cake and carrot cake in the display case. They have extensive wine and beer as well. The character of the building is very interesting. Original booths, half circle counter seating, interesting archicture ( I believe the building is on the national historical register). The owner, Jim, is frequently there and always seems to have time for a few words. The staff is friendly and clearly enjoys working there. This place is just a joy to go to. It's on the corner of the square in Baraboo.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unique and Different- What Baraboo NEEDS!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Title says it all. Just go and try this place- menu like no other in the area!! Good food and service!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Nina K
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
1 review
“Great food with a fun enviroment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Small cafe with great food and very friendly servers. The grilled sirloin with gorganzola cheese with the chipolte cream sauce is my favorite!! Everything is made to order and the desserts are to die for!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hank8600
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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Not just your ordinary cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

The Little Village Cafe was recommend by the folks at the Al Ringling Theatre; no wonder! Just a little history of the place; this is the original site of the Baraboo News Republic, then became a diner (the original counter is still there!) and is now a restaurant with an extraordinary menu, wine & beer list! There are original framed photos throughout the restaurant so, in addition to your graciously served meal, you'll enjoy sharing the stories of times gone by. The food is excellent. We especially loved the appetizer of warm goat cheese, olive oil infused with parsley, capers, & roasted red peppers... with warm bread for dunking & delicious wine. Can't wait to go back.

Visited August 2012
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“made from scratch menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

consistently good food (I live here and this is one of the better and most consistent places in town) good variety and potions good food, deserts, beverages beer wine cocktails served

Visited October 2012
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Thank jeffrey s
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