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220 2nd St. SW, Carmel, IN 46032
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great brunch after church

Looking for a place to go for a Saturday or Sunday brunch? This is it! Homemade doughnuts, soups, and sandwiches are all amazing! Great cozy feel in little nooks and rooms scattered throughout this old house. Great place to chat and Lounge over coffee!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
Michael B
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Looking for a place to go for a Saturday or Sunday brunch? This is it! Homemade doughnuts, soups, and sandwiches are all amazing! Great cozy feel in little nooks and rooms scattered throughout this old house. Great place to chat and Lounge over coffee!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I will definitely be back to try other items on Bub's very unique breakfast menu. Excellent service: greeted & seated by the chef. and excellent waitress. Tried the special portabella steak & poached eggs: very flavorful. Had the homemade doughnuts for "second breakfast" - delicious! Prices are very reasonable.

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Fishers, Indiana
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

One of the best breakfast/brunch restaurants I have ever been to. Locally owned and a dynamic menu with new dishes each visit. It can be busy on weeks due to location and popularity but worth the wait.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

The BEST Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch in the Midwest! Friendly, Welcoming atmosphere. Excellent Service of incredible Chef Bill creations! My favorites are the California Scramble and the Tortellini Soup but everything on the menu Or specials board are going to be winners.

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Hilliard, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This place was recommended by some work associates who used to live in Carmel. We enjoyed a late lunch at the restaurants, complete with a order of "Bub Holes". The place was not crowded as we came by near the end of the their day (I believe we showed up around 12:45). The place seats about 50 total inside and... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Love this Carmel family owned business. Right on the Monon waling trail and food is always good. Also a nice place to get ice cream.

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Sevierville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Awesome breakfast! Got the Italian strata special. The other people at the table got the bread bowl breakfast and they enjoyed it also. Good atmosphere and great friendly service.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I came to Bubs a lot when I worked across the street from it. I miss it so much. They have amazing granola and soups. I cant say enough good things about this place. If you are looking for scratch made foods than you have to come here!!!!

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Carmel, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We rarely go out for breakfast but decided to go to Bub's cafe in the downtown of Carmel. It is directly two blocks south of the first Bub,s burgers. We did have about a 25 minute wait which isn't surprising for a weekend Our service was good. The menu has a wide variety of items from the typical bacon and... More 

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Indy
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103 reviews 103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Ate here this morning, based on recommendation from my wife's boss...really good food, fun atmosphere, fair pricing, would eat here again. This place is tucked a few blocks off the main drag and somewhat easy to miss, but definitely worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 2nd St. SW, Carmel, IN 46032
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?