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Fort Jesse Cafe

1531 Fort Jesse Rd, Ste 1, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761
+1 309-451-5656
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1531 Fort Jesse Rd, Ste 1, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not going to go into a long argument about why you should eat here. JUST GO EAT HERE. Thank me later. Best breakfast in Bloomiongton/Normal, bar none. Stop reading this and go get some deliciousness!

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our third visit to the Fort Jesse Cafe and each time we have had to wait for seating. You can grab a cup of coffee while you wait but it is worth it. The food is really good and a variety of things...More

Thank Joanne K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I come here and have breakfast with my friend often. The food is good and the coffee is too. If you can get past the wait that is there most days then I highly suggest you try it. The wait is longer on the weekend...More

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were about 10 things on the menu I would have loved to try... but we went for the shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles. They were great!

Thank love2trynewfoods
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem. Delicious food choices that are unique and flavorful. Helpful and courteous wait staff make this a great choice for breakfast.

Thank 235kevine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting from Philly and I am impressed! Reminiscent of and on par with The Blue Duck in Philly. Delicious menu all around and very nice staff. Go soon!

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love eggs Benedict, and these were as good as I have ever had. My wife had a breakfast burrito which had delicious flavor. 20 minute wait at 8:00 on a Sunday morning - well worth it.

Thank rbronsink
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’d heard great things about Fort Jesse Cafe so we decided to try it out and we were not disappointed. The menu had unique items that provoked me to go out of my standard eggs with bacon comfort zone. I wasn’t disappointed! The cafe was...More

Thank elizabethannedec2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch, their version of club sandwich, was great! Quick seating, homemade tasting food and sweet price! I will be back.

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We have eaten breakfast here many times and the large portions are consistently tasty. My favorite is Grandpa’s Breakfast, but also like the Fort Buster without hot sauce or onions. My husband has liked Grandpa’s Breakfast, French Toast Breakfast and one of the seasonal skillets....More

Thank Beth C
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Pamela L
8 September 2017|
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Response from Philip E | Reviewed this property |
there is not a particular menu for gluten free. but the staff is very accomidating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1531 Fort Jesse Rd, Ste 1, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-451-5656
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Pursuing a vision of fantastic, fresh, homemade fare; in an unpretentious and uplifting atmosphere.
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