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Runcible Spoon Cafe and Restaurant

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412 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408
812-334-3997
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bloomington!

THIS is Bloomington. If you want to experience a bit of life in Bloomington, this is a great place to do it. It has changed a little over the years, but still holds much of its character. "The Runc' " or "The Spoon" draws locals and IU folk (students and faculty) and a definite artist crowd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
J J
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Fishers, Indiana, United States
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Gypsy Chicken is one of my favorite dishes here but everything I've tried has been delectable. To date, all of my visits have been for dinner but I'm excited to try it for brunch soon. I've heard it's amazing! Love the atmosphere and the service is great too. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank Kelly B
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a huge fan of this restaurant. I have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner here! With family, friends and school study groups. It's always wonderful and the staff is always pleasant! My favorite is the chicken pasta and my friend loves the salmon. The pancake breakfast is to die for! Try it! You'll be glad you did!

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Thank marvirn
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a LONG wait to get a table to this restruant. I heard it was worth it, so we stuck it out. The food was delicious and the staff was very polite.

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Thank Jessica R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This place is so cozy and has a great atmosphere. It kind of reminds me of my grandma's house. The food is super great and their pancakes are to die for. They serve breakfast all day, so you don't have to get up early to experience the magic of their chocolate chip pancakes. The only slight downside that I can... More 

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Thank Taylor B
Bloomington, Indiana
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

THIS is Bloomington. If you want to experience a bit of life in Bloomington, this is a great place to do it. It has changed a little over the years, but still holds much of its character. "The Runc' " or "The Spoon" draws locals and IU folk (students and faculty) and a definite artist crowd. They roast their coffee... More 

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Thank J J
Bloomington, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Runcible Spoon is a Bloomington staple for fine eating. The quaint atmosphere leads to an intimate setting perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Try the eggs Benedict!

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Thank Teddy J
Bloomington, Indiana
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The Runcible Spoon has been in it's present locale for decades; an old converted home very clse to campus on 6th St. It has very good breakfast choices. Service is hit or miss, and it is a "hip" place to go. Seems like all "hip" places end up being somewhat inconsistent due to staff attitudes, but I do like "The... More 

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Thank Jaime S
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

The breakfast was by far one of the best that I've had in Bloomington. I ordered a sausage, egg, and cheese on English muffin with home fries. The potatoes were so delicious! They were seasoned with rosemary and had such a good flavor. The coffee was also good. The prices are fair. It's a little on the expensive side but... More 

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Thank Leigh B
Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We stopped here, on our walk to a concert at the IU Auditorium. The outdoor seating was quaint, and my husband loves the fragrance of boxwood trees. I had a glass of wine, and he chose a local IPA bottled beer. The beer selection was extensive. We ordered the black bean soup, which was delicious and healthy. The service seemed... More 

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Thank MichiganTraveller222
Indiana
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Nothing says 'college town' like a funky little greasy spoon stuffed with art and staffed by hip young things. We got similar breakfast dishes; he ordered corned beef hash with eggs, I got lox hash with eggs. He declared his excellently prepared hash - a particular holy grail to him. Mine was more like mashed potatoes, not at all a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 412 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-334-3997

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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