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Le Petit Cafe

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308 West 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
+1 812-334-9747
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Le Petit Cafe has been a fixture in Bloomington for 39 years. Marina and Patrick are perfect hosts and the food is creative and dellicious. Marina is a master of all incredible sauces. Eat here!

Thank tameratheodore
Fishers, Indiana
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137 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Upon entering this cozy establishment operated by a nice couple, you will believe that you are dining somewhere in Europe. Limited menu that changes daily, but you will not be disappointed.

Thank Robert W
Bloomington, Indiana
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

A menu on a board features 4 - 5 choices (beef, fowl, fish and vegetarian) per evening. Vegetables are served family style. Separate choices of homemade desserts. Food is cooked to your specifications. Owners do the cooking and order taking and talk with you while you order and eat. Very friendly and European atmosphere with tables for smaller groups.

Thank purplelady1114
Bloomington, Indiana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

My colleague and I tried the Tuesday special crepe with soup or salad. A delightful lunch at an incredibly low price. The crepes were perfectly cooked and the sides were fresh and delicious.

Thank Carole47401
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249 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Last time I was here, 5 years ago, the food, service and ambience were easily 5 stars. It has been getting not so favorable reviews, but I came back. Well, the food is still good with a great French accent, service was not maintained at the high level, and somehow the atmosphere lost an inch. Yet, I still think it... More 

Thank Nelson C
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Delicious peach/ginger cold soup to start, perfectly prepared (rare) steak with homemade Gorgonzola butter, crazy good veggies...absolutely savored every bite. What a great little surprise!

Thank Rob B
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

We had dinner and a salmon dish did not taste right. The restaurant was busy and the service was slow; when the server ultimately came over he offered to prepare a different dish but by that time everyone else was almost done eating. We felt we should not have to pay for the dish but the owner said it did... More 

Thank Lawrence B
Lawrence, Kansas
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

This little unassuming restaurant isn't easily noticeable. It's just a block away from the Hyatt Place hotel, so easy to get to from there. The owners are a French couple somewhere above 50 years old, and they say they've run this place for 39 years so far. There are no menus - only a crappy old white board on the... More 

Thank Kendra M
Bloomington, Indiana
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great coffee, great service. Only thing is there is an unpleasant smell in the dinning area, I think it has something to do with the rainy weather.

Thank Echo L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Horrible experience on all accounts. First of all, place was FREEZING. 60 degrees tops, and owner compulsively checked the thermostat -- wife increased temp at one point and he quickly returned and turned it down again. Everyone in restaurant was bundled up and freezing. Too cold to enjoy selves. Next, food was mediocre at best with prices of a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 West 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-334-9747

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