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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

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 56
    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
Breakfast is awesome! The decor is college chic

We go - we eat - we smile. If you like college towns this is the place to feel the Btown breakfast vibe. Full of life and character. The entrees are unique - the potatoes awesome. Outdoor seasonal dining is available. This is an old house so has many smaller areas to enjoy. I always get French... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Godzilla47401
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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We go - we eat - we smile. If you like college towns this is the place to feel the Btown breakfast vibe. Full of life and character. The entrees are unique - the potatoes awesome. Outdoor seasonal dining is available. This is an old house so has many smaller areas to enjoy. I always get French toast and my... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Runcible Spoon's atmosphere seems a throwback to the 1970s, when coffee houses were first becoming popular in Bloomington and when each had an ambience created from a combination of long-haired folks, brightly printed garb, and a melange of smells created mainly from coffee aroma and cigarette smoke. The servers are friendly, the coffee is excellent, and the breakfasts are... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

When I first saw the Runcible Spoon I asked myself what the big deal was. Old house squeezed in between other old houses near IU and Kirkwood Avenue. Quaint and a nice front garden for outside dining. Inside it is old everything but with a vitality all its' own. All ages enjoy this dining venue and it is a frequent... More 

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Aurora, CO
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423 reviews 423 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Went here for breakfast one snowy morning. It is in a lovely little house and the tables are rather crammed in, I guess adding the unique atmosphere. The person sitting at the next table was literally sitting right next to me like we were at the same table. The service was good and the food was very good. This is... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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