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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 good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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6857 Paoli Rd, Belleville, WI 53508-9787
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great evening enjoying the Radio Wranglers at the Paoli Schoolhouse Cafe. Charming restaurant with a delicious menu. We enjoyed the crab cakes and cold beer while listening to the band. Take a drive out to the country and enjoy their free concert series...More

Thank Dana F
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Paoli is a tiny town by the Sugar River with an old Schoolhouse that looks vintage on the outside but has been modernized on the inside to include shops and a cafe. We stopped at the cafe for lunch and we're delighted with both the...More

Thank Lyonlady
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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...More

Thank Ron L
Reviewed 5 April 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...More

Thank SusieMilwaukee
Lee R, Manager at Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 11 March 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 14 March 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 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.

Thank stacy k
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....More

Thank Arleen H
Paoli S, Manager at Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 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 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...More

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

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

1  Thank Julianne D
Paoli S, Manager at Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 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 Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
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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