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Good Morning Mama's Cafe

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1001 East 54th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220
317-255-3800
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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Breakfast restaurant; sister restaurant to Mama's Carolla's Italian...
Breakfast restaurant; sister restaurant to Mama's Carolla's Italian restaurant next door
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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Ambiance, Excellent Food

Had brunch there today and the biscuits and gravy are excellent, as are the cheesy grits. All the food at the tables around us looked wonderful. Superb renovation of an old gas station! A bit noisy due to the block walls. Charming patio dining area, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Sherlock60
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Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Indiana
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had brunch there today and the biscuits and gravy are excellent, as are the cheesy grits. All the food at the tables around us looked wonderful. Superb renovation of an old gas station! A bit noisy due to the block walls. Charming patio dining area, too.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant is a great stop for breakfast! Make sure to get the java french toast and for a special occassion a mimosa! The building is bright and cheery and the food is delicious and fairly priced. Saturdays often have a lengthy wait time but it is worth it!

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Indianapolis, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great local place for breakfast. Good food and good service, lots of menu options, everything from basic eggs and toast to fun items like fried bologna. Staff is friendly, very family friendly with lots of locals there the minute they open on Saturdays.

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It is a busy place where you are likely to have to wait your turn. My wife and I have been here a couple of times and plan for this a regular stop. Everything on the menu is great. Fresh, cooked to perfection and served with attention to detail. This place is a local favorite but if you are within... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Have had brunch here many times. Great fresh food, great atmosphere, great prices, good people. Always busy, and for good reason. Worth a try

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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154 reviews 154 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Oh, must go! We were so happy about this choice - each plate was a treat! There is an outdoor patio seating option that I recommend. Fair prices, good portions. Will return.

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Greenwood, IN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Husband and I ate here 2/7/15 for breakfast. Our server was fantastic, others were friendly, as well, and the food was really good (the best corned beef hash we've ever had and the homemade strawberry preserves were delicious). We came at a VERY busy time but were fortunate to get seated immediately (one of the few tables left). We waited... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Bright, sunny and well-lit, this nifty little retro-themed spot is a favorite for late breakfasts. The lunch and breakfast menus are served all day (they are open until 2 or 230 depending on the day) and offer traditional fare with a few vintage twists -- most notably the availability of fried Spam! You can also get healthier foods, such as... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Decorated in 50s style with bright paint and lots of natural light, this is a welcoming place. Lots of varied breakfast and lunch choices. The breakfast burrito was delish and my son had the "full boat" and ate every bite! Can't wait to go back and try the cheesy grits.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We loved the decor and atmosphere of this cheerful place. The food was very good, particular the eggs in the tomato sauce. We did have to wait a long time, first for the donuts we ordered immediately upon arriving (to sate the appetites of our hungry kids) and then for our main courses (20 mins+). It was a long time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 East 54th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-255-3800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Café, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Breakfast restaurant; sister restaurant to Mama's Carolla's Italian restaurant next door
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?