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Scholar's Inn Bakehouse

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Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries, Ice Cream, Delicatessen
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125 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-3947
812-331-6029
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Spent our anniversary supper here. Good food. Loved the steaks and the salads. The desert was divine. Good service too and the atmosphere was very romantic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Debbie W
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Rigby, Idaho, United States
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Rigby, Idaho, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Spent our anniversary supper here. Good food. Loved the steaks and the salads. The desert was divine. Good service too and the atmosphere was very romantic.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Advantages:1. They have the best chocolate cake in town! The cake icing is made of pure dark chocolate and the layers are soft and juicy. 2. It is a perfect place for studying due to modern design, little noise, and large windows. 3. Staff is nice. Disadvantages: no real food dishes.

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Chesterton, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Mediocre. Nothing to right home about. Sandwiches-more bread than flavor. Tomato basil soup was more like a very thick pasta sauce. No service with a smile.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great coffee and baked goods. Good place to sit, read or work, and watch the world go by. Nice patio in good weather (ours wasn't). Challah French Toast was filling and delicious.

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Louisiana
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82 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Our lunch was very good. We all had different salads and all were very tasty. The bread that came with the salads seemed dry and old, maybe overcooked. On Monday's, salads are $4. It was a great buy for lunch. I will return.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I had never been to the scholars inn, wasn't sure what to expect, but I can say that I was very impressed. The setting was interesting, as it is in a large 150 year old house. I ordered the new York strip and the apple crumble, both of which were outstanding. The service was also very good, was a little... More 

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Aurora, CO
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183 restaurant reviews
346 helpful votes 346 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

They do have a good selection on the breakfast menu but it is busy, you wait on line to order and then the food is brought to your table. I much prefer a sit down service for breakfast. The food was fine, really do love their homemade granola and the baked goods look very good. We ordered then had to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

You can get served decent food quickly. I guess I expected more than a Panera knockoff. If you like Panera then you will love this place. Good average comfort food.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We often go to Scholar's Inn East for Sunday breakfast, mainly to meet friends who go there routinely. Ordinarily, the food is acceptable, although not outstanding. Today we decided to try a bagel (Jalapeño-cheddar). Not toasted, no schmear. It was hard and dry; hardly edible. There are many places in Bloomington with good bagels; avoid Scholar's Inn, or at least... More 

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Chennai
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I stayed in Bloomington for a fortnight an my mornings never felt complete without stopping by this great place for breakfast. The staff are very friendly and they serve excellent quality food at decent prices. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-3947
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-331-6029

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries, Ice Cream, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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