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409 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4023
812-336-2303
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Greatest place for breakfast

Delicious food. The pancakes are the best. The potatoes are delicious. The Hot Chocolate is great. For lunch always order the homemade chips instead of fries. The chips are great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Shelby S
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Delicious food. The pancakes are the best. The potatoes are delicious. The Hot Chocolate is great. For lunch always order the homemade chips instead of fries. The chips are great!

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Aurora, CO
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423 reviews 423 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is our go-to place for breakfast! It is always crowded especially on the weekends and there are no reservations. Be prepared to wait for a table but it is worth it! The menu is large and everything and anything you could want for breakfast. My favorite is the pancake of the month. Favorites have been the lemon blueberry poppy... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Village Deli suffered a rather damaging fire over the recent weekend (Jan. 24, 2015) and will be closed for a time. Reports are that damage is being repaired and the place will reopen as soon as possible. A pity for one of the best breakfast spots in Bloomington.

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

AMAZING! The pancakes are huge... for that matter everything is oversized. BUT there was a fire this weekend, and will probably be closed for a while FYI.

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We took my nephew to a late breakfast (10:45) on Sunday as it was on the main Kirkwood strip and looked good. We (3 of us) waited for about 15 minutes which was not bad at all. When sat down and the waitress was right at our table bringing coffee (yea!). I ordered the "Gigantic" pancake (we also ordered eggs... More 

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Elizabethville, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Average place to eat and the service was slow. After being seated we waited awhile for our waitress. It took a long time to get our food and when it did arrive my wife's order was not close to what she ordered. They made the correction in a timely manner and did not charge us for her sandwich, which was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Hour wait for Sunday breakfast at 10:15 am during a crowded week-end. The recommendation on the menu of ordering a piece of the homemade coffee cake while you wait was a good tip. The huge homemade pancakes were great but they do make it longer to get your food - so be warned. The spinach scrambled eggs had spinach and... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What better way to celebrate Fall.....pumpkin pancakes for lunch. Our children eat here often. Very close to campus, good service. fair prices.

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Bloomington, Indiana
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My wife and I used to eat breakfast here religiously on Saturday morning. We stopped for a long time and I recently went back here. It was ok.....but not the quality I remembered. Their coffee seemed weaker and less flavorful, and the whole wheat bread they use for their toast, which used to be a hearty flavorful bread, now has... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Village Deli has a great breakfast selection, prompt and courteous service, and a neat college-town vibe (given its location to the IU campus). The most impressionable piece to our experience is that college students, families of all ages, and elderly people all seemed to fill the restaurant. Fortunately, we got there at 0830 and did not have to wait.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 409 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4023
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-336-2303

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?