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Runcible Spoon Cafe and Restaurant

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American, Coffee Shop
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412 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408
812-334-3997
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quirky charm, okay food, limited dinner menu

I see others talking about breakfast and this may be great for that but dinner was just okay. Quirky decor is fine but the bench seating areas are fully beyond their useful life, many many tears, need to be replaced. Menu is somewhat limited to a few items in each category. Two of us had different... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
stegil
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Minneapolis, MN
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Minneapolis, MN
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I see others talking about breakfast and this may be great for that but dinner was just okay. Quirky decor is fine but the bench seating areas are fully beyond their useful life, many many tears, need to be replaced. Menu is somewhat limited to a few items in each category. Two of us had different steak items. The steak... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The run cobble spoon is quite charming, located in an old Victorian house. It's tea list is delicious and astounding in its size and its fruit bowl is to die for.

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Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Runcible Spoon has been a staple of the Bloomington coffee and dining scene since the 1970s. For me, it's biggest problem has been consistency-- service, quality of food, even what comprises certain items on the menu regardless of time of service. We stopped going there around four years ago after several "Let's give them one more chance" meals were... More 

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Green Brook, NJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were staying at a local hotel and the evening before asked the bar tender about any local places for breakfast. He made this suggestion, we had to walk about 5 blocks but it was well worth the walk. When we arrived at the address we were in front of what looked like an old dorm house, walked up to... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Pancake takes a whole plate by itself. fluffy and delish. very unique. Its a busy place so go early morning or very late. Just a bit noisy. In an older house structure that has charm from fixture, wood floor, wood tables and décor around the place. worth the treat.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I love the outdoor seating area when the weather is nice, and they have a great beer selection. The breakfast is pretty good, but I think everyone in town makes too big of a deal about it. However, their black russian grilled vegetable sandwich is absolutely amazing. I am someone who usually likes to try everything on a menu, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The pan seared salmon is awesome! It comes with potatoes and vegetables. It also has a little bit of the black bean soup which is really good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very quaint place to visit. The food is some of the best you're going to find in Bloomington. The prices are very reasonable, and your impression from the outside might lead you astray, but you owe it to yourself to give it a chance.

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We love eating at the Runcible Spoon any time but especially on a beautiful day when we can sit outside on the patio. In May the restaurant was very accommodating of our large family group after my daughter's graduation...inside in one of the bigger rooms. We had a huge variety of food that day and everyone loved what they got.... More 

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited the Runcible Spoon during Parents weekend. Our breakfast was fabulous. Gourmet ingredients, and delicious tastes. I ordered the western omelet, and my wife ordered Blue Berry pancakes. In her words, they were 'amazing: I have never had pancakes like that before.!" Both dishes were fabulous. Coupled with ecclectic decor, earthy, but fun atmosphere. Service was friendly and attentive.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 412 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-334-3997

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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