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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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8:00 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, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Long described as "a student union for adults," Cafe Patachou(R)...
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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  • 159
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Airport Cafe Patachou....

We've eaten here several times before a flight and have always been satisfied. The chicken salad and fruit, and the egg salad sandwich were both excellent. All the breakfast selections we've had have been tasty, and the cinnamon toast is always a treat. Our server, Vashni, made our latest visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
RICART75
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Peru, Indiana
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Peru, Indiana
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197 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've eaten here several times before a flight and have always been satisfied. The chicken salad and fruit, and the egg salad sandwich were both excellent. All the breakfast selections we've had have been tasty, and the cinnamon toast is always a treat. Our server, Vashni, made our latest visit especially nice. She was friendly, accommodating and added fun to... More 

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Thank RICART75
Saint Louis, Missouri
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267 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 527 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in town to visit my son at Butler University & he took me here...fantastic! I can't remember which omelette he chose, but he loved it; and my "Piggy-Piggy-Piggy" was porcine heaven! Server Rachael was warm, personable and had a bright sense of humor that made every interaction with her a joy. I can't wait to go back!

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1 Thank Bob D
Maddy B, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review! We're glad you enjoyed your Piggy Piggy Piggy omelette. We agree that Rachael is stellar - we will most definitely pass on your kind words! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think with this visit to the 4911 N Pennsylvania location I have now dined at all of the Indy locations. I have yet to be disappointed. Food and service is always very good. This might be my favorite location.

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

Thank you for your visit and for your kind words! We appreciate your loyalty - the 49th and Penn location is the original, opened in 1989. Glad you enjoyed the food and service! More 

Collierville, Tennessee
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I know they're a local chain but there's a good reason. I've never had a bad meal here. The eggs with horseradish were amazing. Never had eggs like that before. Went to lunch on another trips and the BLT was one of the best I've had. Can't go wrong here. And they have one at the airport too!

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Thank brett w
Corpus Christi, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Great soups, sandwiches, salads and omelets. Wish they had a dinner menu too! Great downtown location near Capitol and Circle Center.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review! Hope we see you again soon. More 

Bogota, Colombia
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Consistently delicious breakfast/brunch served by a friendly staff. Over the years I've had many delicious meals at patachou and I'm always impressed by how simple yet delicious the food is. Definitely recommend it!

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Thank happywanderer1014
New Castle, IN
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I really like this place for lunch. The food is very good, and service is very quick. It is a bit higher than you would pay for fast food, but the quality is much better! I would recommend this for a quick lunch break. Be sure to check out their lunch specials for the best value. I have a friend,... More 

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Thank ChristyDW
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186 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Martha brought the french omelet to Indy. What Patachou does with eggs, cheese, meat, and veggies is heaven to my taste buds. The fruit and cinnamon toast make for the best breakfast in town!

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Thank 970alexanderp
Christina P, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this review

What high praise! Thank you so much for your kind words! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This place was great, the food was superb, broken yolk sandwich. MMMMMMMM...so good. The place was recommended by my son, great place. We had a little wait, but it was well worth it. Any time I visit Indy this will always be my spot to top in.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review, hope we see you again! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food was good--we are breakfast people so it doesn't take much to please us. The wait was not too bad especially since you get a bottomless cup of coffee from the moment you put your name in. So, even while we were waiting to be seated, we could sip on coffee--I thought that was a really nice touch. The... More 

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Thank mimirose29
Christina P, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming in, and for taking the time to review! We hope to see you again! More 

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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 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?