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Scholar's Inn Bakehouse

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125 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-3947
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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239 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

chicken sandwichs, pizza, eggplant sandwiches, muffins and their cakes looked good. Order at counter and they bring it to you. Convenient location.

Thank abmilw
Indianapolis, Indiana
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I've been to Scholar's Inn before and used to frequent the Broad Ripple (Indianapolis) location. I'm always struck by how good the food could be, but how low their quality control is. For example, the restaurant was swarming with flies and gnats, the cooler was broken, so you had to wipe it with your hand to see anything, the booths... More 

Thank JillV288
Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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298 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

After moving my son into McNutt, we wanted more than fast food in a bag. Scholars bakehouse hit the spot. The club sandwich and the roast beef sandwich were both hearty and fresh. The French fries were also very good. We did not try the desserts, although they looked tempting. NOTE: a number of the negative comments posted to this... More 

Thank HoosierWisdom
Bloomington, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Absolutely delicious meal served with skill and charm. The dining room was elegant without being stuffy. We plan to return soon.

Thank mls3049
Carriacou Island, Grenada
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

.....outside of an authentic bagel purchased at 7:00 am in NYC, this place bakes a really fine bagel...the everything bagel was my favorite...everything else looked pretty good but sent hubby out in the early morning just for bagels on a recent visit!

Thank susanvalentine
Bloomington, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I recently ordered the Rocket salad, and it came drenched with a "dressing', that was really all vinegar. Total kitchen mistake, and obviously no one tasted the dressing. When I brought the salad back, and asked for refund, I was treated like I was annoying the cashiers, and they questioned my memory that I even ordered it. Thank goodness I... More 

Thank Kliell
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

As a family of four with two young boys, the breakfast was plenty! The boys couldn't finish their French toast or waffle. Everything tasted very good. Will have to try more.

Thank Jamie C
Bloomington, Indiana
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I love Scholar's Inn Bakehouse deserts! It is a funky little shop and you will totally get the B-town vibe there. Great coffee, too. I should know, I am basically 86% coffee. My mitochondria do not run on ATP, they run on Columbia Roast.

Thank writerlady1
Spring, Texas
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128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

It has become a tradition to have breakfast here at least once when we are in town to visit family. They make great coffee (which we CANNOT get at the in-laws) and a very good breakfast. Also, free Wi-Fi, which we also cannot get at the in-laws, allows us to catch up on emails.

Thank TravelIngenue
State College, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Sandwiches are big. Lots of fries. Good and filling but service is rather slow. It was 12:45 and very few people in the restaurant. Yet food took a long time to come. Definitely not a place to go to if you are on a lunch break. Many choices on the board. Will definitely go with friends when we have time... More 

Thank VegLionHoosier

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-3947
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-331-6029

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