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“funky, quaint little cafe”

Runcible Spoon Cafe and Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 349 Restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Bloomington, Indiana
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173 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“funky, quaint little cafe”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

This little cafe is a Bloomington gem! It's located within walking distance of Kirkwood, the Library, IU and Boxcar Books which is right next door. It has a delicious selection of coffee drinks and breakfast food. They have indoor (main floor and basement) and outdoor seating. It's a great place for a cup of coffee or a casual lunch with friends :)

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Get a coffee and hang out for hours”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

This place is great to get coffee and breakfast with friends to talk about academics or to study by yourself. They don't seem to mind if you sit and hang out for awhile, but you'll have to ask for coffee... they won't just come and give it to you after you've paid your bill. It's a bit overpriced in my opinion, but all the breakfast food I've had has been delicious.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Lesliedancing
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Massachusetts
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect end to a college drop-off”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Our son is a freshman at IU Bloomington. We've been out to Bloomington a few times in the past few months. We've eaten at a number of the local eateries, al good but not great. The Runcible Spoon, however, was terrific! Great black bean burger, great smashed potatoes, price perfect and outdoor seating on a gorgeous day. The Bloody Mary was a little too sweet for my wife (so I finished hers, also) but on the whole I would highly recommend this restaurant, which was recommended to us by our taxi driver on a previous stay.

  • Visited August 2013
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River Edge, New Jersey
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267 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Relaxing breakfast with friends and family at the Runcible Spoon”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

The Runcible Spoon is a great place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast, indoors or outside, walking distance from the IU Union. Delicious offerings, generous portions, and always ready with that extra cup of joe. We six enjoyed breakfast outdoors in the shade, on a gorgeous, unseasonably mild Saturday morning in August, and were not rushed as we enjoyed the company as much as the breakfast! Staff was friendly and courteous. Two caveats: (1) no menu substitutions are permitted; (2) the bathroom facilities need to be better maintained. The "no substitutions" was not a concern since the menu was pretty extensive, but, hey, bathrooms must be maintained!

  • Visited August 2013
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Terre Haute, IN
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Neat Atmosphere, Good Food”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

The atmosphere here is very neat and laid back and the food is pretty good. All 4 of us enjoyed our meal- they serve breakfast all day, which is nice. We would eat here again, and check out the bathroom!

Visited July 2013
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