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Cafe Carpe

18 S Water St W, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-2027
+1 920-563-9391
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“jambalaya” (4 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups
18 S Water St W, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-2027
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Recently had lunch here with friends. We are all retired and were looking for a casual, non rushed venue to catch up with each other. Cafe Carpe fit the bill. Several years ago, my wife and I were on a weekend evening for acoustical music....More

Thank Fritz O
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Cafe Carpe is a small, no frills, former schoolroom? That offers simple, delicious fare and great artists passing through the Madison area.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Just off the main drag in Ft Atkinson. An old style bar with a limited but tasty menu. Worth the effort to find them. Only open during lunch & dinner hours. Will be a great lunch stop for us.

Thank Steveuj
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I love to get there early and have dinner. My favorite choices are the pizza, the chili, jambalaya, and their salads. The listening room is a wonderful place where you can really hear and see the musicians. Cafe Carpe is a unique place and it's...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Cafe Carpe is unique. It is located in an old building on the river. It has a charming screen porch area that is my favorite place to eat. There are musicians performing at Cafe Carpe some evenings. The food is homemade. The soups are especially...More

Thank nana20012004
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I have been coming to the Carpe for more than 30 years. It is my favorite place to eat, drink, and meet old friends, and the live music in the back room is a special bonus. The food is good, the atmosphere is aging bohemian...More

Thank CaptainMike1949
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This cafe serves fabulous soups, salads, and grilled sandwiches (the Tomato Reuben was quite a treat). The place definitely has a slight hippie flavor to it - if that's going to bother you, try a McDonald's instead. The back screened room was wonderful on a...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Cool little place , jambalaya was awesome.. Have a little venue playing in back room took out drinks and sang along! Cool place !

Thank skotlan
Reviewed 11 November 2015

What a great place to meet friends. A lot of socializing happens at the Carpe. The food is all homemade and amazing. Any soup on the menu is amazing. Love the pizza and Jambaiaya. The music is always great to hear on the weekends. Stop...More

1  Thank Vicki J
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We have been there previously and like the music and food, thought we would try it again this year. They had performance by JP Cyr, but did not stay. Had the most wonderful deep dish pizza there. Serves 2-4 people and that were positively correct,...More

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 S Water St W, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-2027
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Fort Atkinson
  • Phone Number: +1 920-563-9391
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