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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    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
Closed temporarily

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
Gary H
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Bloomington, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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19 reviews 19 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Village Deli is a Kirkwood/ IU tradition for breakfast. It is always crowded because it is just that good. The wait is rarely more than 15 min and well worth it. Get an omelet or pancakes. Both are fabulous!

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Hoosierdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is student-grade food, so adjust your expectations accordingly. Your server is sure to call the people at the table "you guys." Every salad I've ordered here has had droopy, browning lettuce. The coffee is bitter. The menu is pedestrian. I think the best thing about the place is the lemonade, but how hard is lemonade?

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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?