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409 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-4023
812-336-2303
Today
7:00 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, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 17
    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
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:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Go early or prepare to wait for a table for breakfast. We got there about 9:30 am and by the time we left, there were several groups waiting for tables. Our food was average breakfast food, nothing special, I ordered a veggie omelet which included broccoli and mushrooms as well as peppers and onions. The broccoli was unusual in an... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
447 reviews 447 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
342 helpful votes 342 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
82 reviews 82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 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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16 reviews 16 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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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
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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?