The above was written on Sunday March 15.  Now the State of Wisconsin has mandated the closing of all restaurants and bars. 

Though we are closed and will not be doing business as usual, there will be the occasional Facebook Live event, so stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for updates.  First Facebook Live event will be Sunday March 22.  (except it was canceled.)

The Carpe is not currently offering any regular food service. Sorry for any confusion if you saw us on a list stating otherwise. Use that list to support other restaurants whose drop in patronage was more precipitous, and need more help.  

Feel free to call with any questions about what we are doing or with special requests. 920-563-9391

The Cafe Carpe, is a family-friendly cafe and bar, with a listening room, housed in a century-old brick building on the Rock River, with a screened porch overlooking the water. Run by fairly sentient centenarians Bill Camplin and Kitty Welch, the Carpe has been idiosyncratic since 1985. Peruse this site to learn its fascinating history, and to discover what it has to offer, and when, but do not ask why.

Hours- except during COVID-19 emergency

Lunch: Tuesday – Friday 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Evenings: Tuesday – Saturday open at 4:30 pm

Please contact us to reserve for groups larger than 6. (This refers to dining- see Listening and Events regarding music.)

For regular updates on upcoming events and music, enter your name and email address at the bottom of the page.

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