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Michael's Uptown Cafe

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102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
+1 812-339-0900
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Key West, Florida
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Breakfast is a great experience at Michael's. I always order the baked French toast. Everything is great except the coffee.

Thank sara222289
Bloomington, Indiana
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our go to place with friends and family to celebrate any event. The pate and rock shrimp calamari appetizers are delicious and big enough to share. I'm partial to their Sunday brunches as the cottage cheese pancakes and crime brûlée French Taos's are always ordered for our group to share for our sweet tooth. Tried all entrees and nothing disappoints.... More 

Thank Keloser
Philadelphia, PA
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Brunch was highly recommended from locals and well worth it!! I had the special which was some type of crab Benedict with spinach. Yum!! Everyone enjoyed their meals but especially the Benedict's and the home fried potatoes. Spicy bloody Mary not bad either. Would come here again when visiting Bloomington, IN.

Thank Kochie414
Arlington, Virginia
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Experienced Uptown Cafe's Saturday Brunch for my first day in Bloomington last July. The iced tea I ordered shortly after sitting down was a great relief from the 95 degree day. Had trouble deciding between the Huevos Rancheros and the Vegetarian Eggs Benedict -ultimately, the potatoes and roasted red pepper pesto convinced me to choose the latter. The food was... More 

Thank ProfessorD999
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

When we first looked at the menu (my family and I) we thought the prices where a little bit high. However the portions were very large and worth the money. The flavor and the savouring of the food was amazing! Will definitely go back again.

Thank Pattiann H
Bloomington, Indiana
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have tried to eat lunch here at least once a week minimum for the past 15 years. The service is consistently good. The wait time for a table, service, and food are minimal. I like the breakfast for lunch options including the Popeye omelette or Number 2 breakfast. I am also a fan of the Salmon Wrap and Mac... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great service, and great atmosphere in downtown B'town. Salmon sandwich and spinach salad were delicious - raspberry vinaigrette was not too sweet (as most are). Very eclectic mix of customers. It is obvious why it has thrived for 40 years!

Bloomington, Indiana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family eats in the Uptown as its first choice on every restaurant outing. It never disappoints. Specifically - the menu and the nightly menu have enough variety to cause me to make a difficult choice (crab cakes - fabulous, steak with gorgonzola - equally good, Pasta Bologna, the New Yorker burger, and the desserts are fabulous). It is our... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, great meatloaf! everything else was pretty average. Not the biggest fan of thier brunch, better places for breakfast

Thank csisken
Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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252 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was busy so we ate on the bar side. Everything was good, nothing special really. I can barely remember it and it was a week ago. But we all enjoyed our meals and the beer.

Thank Patrick A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $38
American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-339-0900
The Uptown Cafe has been a Bloomington landmark since 1976. We serve Breakfast, Weekend Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. We are also known for our beverage program - serving fine wine and spirits, and craft beer and cocktails.

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