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Le Petit Cafe

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308 West 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
812 334 9747
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9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating

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  • 22
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and good food

We celebrated a birthday here and found the restaurant quaint and cozy. The pate and mussels were amazing but we found the main course lamb unfortunately tough for several of us. The dessert was good as was the wine. Mae would recommend but avoid the lamb.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Patrick M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible experience on all accounts. First of all, place was FREEZING. 60 degrees tops, and owner compulsively checked the thermostat -- wife increased temp at one point and he quickly returned and turned it down again. Everyone in restaurant was bundled up and freezing. Too cold to enjoy selves. Next, food was mediocre at best with prices of a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We celebrated a birthday here and found the restaurant quaint and cozy. The pate and mussels were amazing but we found the main course lamb unfortunately tough for several of us. The dessert was good as was the wine. Mae would recommend but avoid the lamb.

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Thank Patrick M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The limited, well cooked and sauced menu appeals to those who hate too many choices. The owners are ever present and charming. It's more like a large family meal. Innovative and sometimes unusual, don't forget the crepes, croque monsieur and the special treats at the walk up window on Saturdays! A Bloomington tradition!

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Thank Hilary M
Balneario Camboriu, Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is the place you go because you know the food is amazing. Whatever they have on the menu. The lady owner is French and has the gift to cook amazing food. The menu changes depending on the season and ingredients availability. There are usually four choices (beef, fish, chicken, plus something more exotic). One time they had rabbit meat,... More 

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Thank rionbr
Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Le Petit Cafe opens a window onto the B-line trail during the farmer's market. They sell crepes, quiche, sandwiches, and a variety of other simple to carry foods at an inexpensive price. When it is cooler (in the spring and fall) they sell truly excellent hot chocolate.

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1 Thank Ellen I
Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Unpretentious little French restaurant with good food, gracious service and reasonable prices. I ate lunch at Le Petit Café recently during a visit back to Bloomington. The lasagna on the buffet was very nice! The restaurant's atmosphere is just so relaxing and lovely. Marina, one of the owners and the chef, is sincerely charming and welcoming in the very best... More 

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1 Thank SourcesOnline
Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Not only was the Black Forest cake very very mediocre, the price listed on the menu was $6.25 per slice, but we were charged after the fact $10 per slice. After asking the owner, he said he "raised the prices for graduation", even though it was still listed as $6.25 on the printed menu. This is criminal and we won't... More 

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2 Thank Meredith J
Burlington, Vermont
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Was hoping this little cafe would be a delight, but couldn't be more disappointed. We were anticipating "French cuisine" but received nothing more than basic diner food. I am a "good cook" so may be a little hard to please, but honestly this food was so basic it was embarrassing. Salad was just iceburg lettuce with tasteless dressing. Bread was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

We have now been to this lovely bistro four times, and always delicious. We brought a party of 10 and the service, flawless. We had steak, chicken breast, pasta, crepes and salmon. Vegetarian and gluten free diets were accommodated. The bread and butter were very good as were the desserts! Chocolate mint was delicious! Very nice - sad others have... More 

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1 Thank mym2bw
Bloomington, IN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were so disappointed in our meal at Le Petit! Everything was so bad, that we didn't know where to start to complain. It smelled bad when we arrived (mold, dirty socks, etc.) and we were told it was because one of the owners had been cleaning (it was not a cleaning product smell). Cheese puffs had yellow cheddar in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 308 West 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812 334 9747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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