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Michael's Uptown Cafe

102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
+1 812-339-0900
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (76 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
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Reviewed 26 November 2008

I really think Michael's has gone down hill over the years. The last time we went there for breakfast, the food wasn't very good and the service sucked! Very disappointing!

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Reviewed 12 October 2008

Great food! Great people! Great environment! I had a great all american breakfast. The owner actually came out to greet me along with his son , and they both were friendly and inviting. The atmosphere was personal and full of charm. The decor was artistic...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2008

Good for breakfast.

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Reviewed 16 August 2008

Good food from a somewhat limited, but interesting menu, friendly staff.

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Reviewed 2 August 2008

I really like the pancakes

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Reviewed 26 July 2008

Always check the board for specials. They have an excellent tuna with wasabi butter that has made it to the regular menu. Burgers are very good if you are in the mood. Wednesday's home cooking specials (usually meatloaf, pot roast, or catfish plus a side...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2008

Good breakfast, especially the cottage cheese pancakes!! A bit pricey, but it's good enough. Their cajun menus are not that great, though. Occasional salad specials are good.

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Reviewed 30 May 2008

Just had the Denver omelette - a 6 or 7 out of 10. Why? Could have been kept on the griddle a bit longer.. also not enough cheese choices (no pepperjack, for example). Bland white toast - never offerred option of english muffin or wheat/sourdough...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2008

Morgan's favorite IU haunt from 1990-1994

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Reviewed 2 March 2008

My husband and I ate breakfast here and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had Eggs Benedict, which were prepared perfectly. My husband had the andouille sausage omelet, which he thought was very tasty. They restaurant was bustling, but we didn't have to wait to be seated....More

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Janet B
15 January 2016|
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Response from jonjoey | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant looks big enough to accommodate 100 dinners. I'm sure they'll be happy to answer you queries. You won't be disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-339-0900
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The Uptown Cafe has been a Bloomington landmark since 1976. We serve Breakfast, Weekend Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. We are also known for our beverage program - serving fine wine and spirits, and craft beer and cocktails.
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