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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
Good for:
Romance

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A special treat on Saturday mornings

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2014
Ellen I
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Bloomington, Indiana
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Bloomington, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Chicago, IL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 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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Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
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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Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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Bloomington, IN
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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Bloomington, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

At some point in 2011 the owner admitted to (and was bragging on Facebook) charging two moms extra for dessert and drinks. The owner complained the mothers had children that were loud and overstayed their welcome. I will not support a local restaurant that has a owner that brags to overcharging moms. That is shameful and I hope you one... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I used to go to the lunch buffet every weed during grad school. This restaurant is rough around the edges but the food is good enough to make Gordon Ramsey raise an eyebrow. The owners are the genuine article-French transplants. They treat you like family and serve you with big smiles. Do go!

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Indianapolis
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Funky French restaurant with tasty country French food. Loved the tarragon chicken and enjoyed the leek asparagus soup. Charming waiter and even the cook came out to make sure we had everything we wanted. Good date night restaurant.

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Arlington, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Unique menu every day of small, home cooked French cuisine. Obviously run by a retired couple who are sweet and excited as can be to come and chat with you about what you've chosen. A very fun foodie experience.

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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 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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