We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Le Petit Cafe

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
308 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404-3912
812 334 9747
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 44: English reviews
Bloomington, Indiana
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
198 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars 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 stars 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
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Level Contributor
19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

1 Thank Patricia M
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We celebrated a birthday here and found the restaurant quaint and cozy. The pate and mussels were amazing but we found the main course lamb unfortunately tough for several of us. The dessert was good as was the wine. Mae would recommend but avoid the lamb.

Thank Patrick M
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The limited, well cooked and sauced menu appeals to those who hate too many choices. The owners are ever present and charming. It's more like a large family meal. Innovative and sometimes unusual, don't forget the crepes, croque monsieur and the special treats at the walk up window on Saturdays! A Bloomington tradition!

Thank Hilary M
Balneario Camboriu, Brazil
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is the place you go because you know the food is amazing. Whatever they have on the menu. The lady owner is French and has the gift to cook amazing food. The menu changes depending on the season and ingredients availability. There are usually four choices (beef, fish, chicken, plus something more exotic). One time they had rabbit meat,... More 

Thank rionbr

Travelers who viewed Le Petit Cafe also viewed


Been to Le Petit Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47404-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812 334 9747

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Le Petit Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?