In small New England towns, news travels fast. Warner, N.H., has a few thousand residents, no traffic lights, and you can count the dining options on one hand. So townspeople were excited to learn that a couple of industry veterans, sisters who had honed their skills at a popular local place, had converted a 1916 schoolhouse into a casual restaurant. The one-room School House Cafe once was once filled with students and desks. “I used to go to school here,” says an elderly woman near our sunny table. Caleen Fisher owns the restaurant with her sister, Kathy Shifrin, and they serve breakfast all day and lots of homestyle fare. House-made doughnuts, whoopee pies, and all kinds of cookies satisfy a sweet tooth. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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