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Scholar's Inn Bakehouse

125 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-3947
812-331-6029
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Ranked #42 of 294 restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen, Dessert, Ice Cream
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great spot to add some tasty calories with your morning coffee. Did not have a full meal, but have been told their kitchen is very reliable.

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Chicago, IL
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331 reviews 331 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great baked goods and freshly prepared dishes, either to go or with counter service. Good juice and coffee. A very homey feel, complete with a gigantic railway clock/ A good breakfast in downtown Bloomington.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Took my son and his 2 roommates to the Sunday brunch. The baked goods were out of this world. We all had different eggs Benedict combinations and the food was superb We sat outside which was really nice. Service was great and prices are ridiculously reasonable for the quality of food. Don't miss out on this one.

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Bloomfield, IN
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The baked goods here are truly underwhelming. They look delicious but I'm consistently disappointed with the taste. Maybe for those who don't bake at home it's a nice treat, but not for me.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my daughter who will soon be living less than a block away. We stopped in for breakfast. Excellent blueberry pancakes and superb coffee. They say their bread is the "best in the world" . . . but I am still working to confirm this. I will say it is quite good. When I return I... More

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Bloomington, IN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I like the East Third St. locastion of this restaurant, instead of the N. College one, because parking is free and it has a lovely fireplace. The food is good with a lot of selections but the service is often slow. Also, they used to have other choices for sides - such as mandarin oranges. But now you can only... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Great breakfast place. From egg sandwiches to scones to bagels, everything was delicious. Lovely gourmet teas. Hot or iced coffee. We were visiting IU and we went to the Bakehouse a few times for breakfast, afternoon coffee. Steady crowd. Always clean, welcoming and delicious. I plan to return to the Bakehouse.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The pumpkin cream cheese muffins are worth the trip, but everything I've had there was impressive. The coffee I had was a touch over-roasted, but this is a definite visit when I'm in town.

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Hoosierdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

As a vegetarian, I find their options to be both limited and uninspired. The food is OK but not memorable, and it is pretty expensive. The placing of the menus inside the covers of books is, to be honest, just a wee bit precious. This place is just a smidge too pretentious and pleased with itself for my taste.

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frederick, maryland
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212 restaurant reviews
390 helpful votes 390 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

This was a nice place to grab a fresh croissant and coffee, or a more ambitious breakfast with eggs and hash. Friendly service; warm ambience and comfortable booths. We came here several times over any other choices for breakfast.

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