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Cafe Patachou

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4911 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1034
+1 317-925-2823
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Long described as "a student union for adults," Cafe Patachou(R) is an...
Long described as "a student union for adults," Cafe Patachou(R) is an award-winning Cafe. Customers can expect a world class breakfast and lunch experience that includes dishes prepared with premium ingredients from scratch and to-order, a commitment to sourcing local and often organic products, refreshingly personal yet professional service by a well trained team and Cafe environments that are vibrant and alive. Bound by these principles since opening in 1989, Cafe Patachou(R) has garnered local, regional and national accolades, including having been named one of the "Top Ten Places for Breakfast in the Country" by Bon Appetit Magazine. There are now five Cafe Patachou(R) locations serving customer favorites such as made-to-order omelettes made with Indiana farm-fresh eggs, salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts, spreading the love to Indianapolis residents and visitors alike.
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Neighborhood Gem!

We ate here following a recommendation from friends. Although busy for a weekday morning the service was quick and friendly. The food was great. Omelette looked just like review pictures and was delicious. The cinnamon toast is a must!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Dave D
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We ate here following a recommendation from friends. Although busy for a weekday morning the service was quick and friendly. The food was great. Omelette looked just like review pictures and was delicious. The cinnamon toast is a must!

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Christina P, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this review

Thank you Dave! So happy you decided to come in. Hope we see you again! More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Food is excellent, reasonably priced, environment earthy, service superb. A great place for breakfast or sandwich lunch. Don't miss this.

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Christina P, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in - and for noticing our commitment to the environment! Hope we see you again soon! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A great neighborhood location for a friendly cup of coffee and a good breakfast. Usually busy, but the service is prompt and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I've been going to Patachou for so many years, I've lost count. I've eaten at every single one including the airport and the now gone- upstairs Saks location. I am always amazed at how every meal is perfect. I have never had a bad meal at Patachou. Now, the service, one time, was so pathetic, I found the manager and... More 

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Indianapolis
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Everyone i come to Patachou i really hope I'm going to be impressed bc do many people seem to be but i never am. They are over priced and a wee bit pompous seeming.it took my teen daughter and a full 10 minutes of spring the menu to find something we could be happy with, and we were starving.either the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's a consistent winner. I bring business groups here multiple times each year. Always good. Especially the French toast!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I feel a little bit like the "Emperor's New Clothes." This is a lovely place to eat, but I don't see the attraction. Parking is impossible, it is expensive, and tables are very close together. The service, however, is always excellent so that does make up for some inadequacies. I would much prefer to go to the Northside Lunchonette.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you visit restaurants because you like to 'be seen', this might be a good choice. If style is more important than substance you may like it here. I think the restaurant is over-priced, over-rated and the service is mediocre, at best.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great breakfast treats as well as sandwiches with quality ingredients. Love the cappuccino! Try the three egg omelets with your choice of ingredients. The whole grain bread is to die for!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

a breakfast/brunch place that is all things local! Local ingredients to make the best food! The omelets are big and very filling. Great coffee and teas.

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Additional Information about Cafe Patachou

Address: 4911 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1034
Phone Number: +1 317-925-2823
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $5 to $20
Cuisine: American, Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4911 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1034
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-925-2823

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $20
  • Cuisine: American, Indian

Description

Long described as "a student union for adults," Cafe Patachou(R) is an award-winning Cafe. Customers can expect a world class breakfast and lunch experience that includes dishes prepared with premium ingredients from scratch and to-order, a commitment to sourcing local and often organic products, refreshingly personal yet professional service by a well trained team and Cafe environments that are vibrant and alive. Bound by these principles since opening in 1989, Cafe Patachou(R) has garnered local, regional and national accolades, including having been named one of the "Top Ten Places for Breakfast in the Country" by Bon Appetit Magazine. There are now five Cafe Patachou(R) locations serving customer favorites such as made-to-order omelettes made with Indiana farm-fresh eggs, salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts, spreading the love to Indianapolis residents and visitors alike.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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