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Good Morning Mama's Cafe

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1001 East 54th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220
+1 317-255-3800
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Today
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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, Lunch, Takeout
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
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
Good brunch spot

Nice place a short distance from downtown attractions. Two of my party had eggs and pancakes and the other one had a burger. The pancakes were huge and fluffy. The blueberry ones had nice large berries, not those tiny ones that come from Maine! The burger was OK, nothing special. The decorations... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Tara L
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Belmont
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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Belmont
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Nice place a short distance from downtown attractions. Two of my party had eggs and pancakes and the other one had a burger. The pancakes were huge and fluffy. The blueberry ones had nice large berries, not those tiny ones that come from Maine! The burger was OK, nothing special. The decorations were nice and reminiscent of a '50s diner.

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Avon, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Arrived at about 1:30 on a Saturday to a nearly full house (Including outside patio which was open) and were immediately seated and served. A comprehensive menu of breakfast and lunch choices with some speciality items. I tried the Pasta Mama (whole wheat pasta scrambled with eggs and cheese and bacon) which was delicious! The waitress suggested that I include... More 

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Indiana
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
113 helpful votes 113 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 East 54th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-255-3800

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

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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