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“Downtown Indy's BEST place for breakfast”
Review of Cafe Patachou

Cafe Patachou
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Long described as "a student union for adults," Cafe Patachou(R) is an award-winning Cafe. Customers can expect a world class breakfast and lunch experience that includes dishes prepared with premium ingredients from scratch and to-order, a commitment to sourcing local and often organic products, refreshingly personal yet professional service by a well trained team and Cafe environments that are vibrant and alive. Bound by these principles since opening in 1989, Cafe Patachou(R) has garnered local, regional and national accolades, including having been named one of the "Top Ten Places for Breakfast in the Country" by Bon Appetit Magazine. There are now five Cafe Patachou(R) locations serving customer favorites such as made-to-order omelettes made with Indiana farm-fresh eggs, salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts, spreading the love to Indianapolis residents and visitors alike.
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Downtown Indy's BEST place for breakfast”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

I ALWAYS love a visit to Cafe Patachou. The self-serve AMAZING coffee and the homemade granola with 2% milk is my go-to. I've also enjoyed the broken yolk sandwiches, espresso, smoked salmon bagel, and more.

The service is fantastic and fast, the food and drinks are fresh and tasty, and the atmosphere is friendly and casual. The prices are amazingly reasonable for such high quality food and service.

This is the ONLY place to dine for breakfast (or lunch!) downtown.


  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Courtney C
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English first
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great breakfast”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Really enjoyed dining outdoors for breakfast here on a lovely summer day, Good view facing public buildings and theater in Indy.

Visited August 2012
Thank erhof
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140 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Dependably Excellent.”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

This is one of the few places that we know the food, service and atmosphere will always meet or beat expectations. Clay Terrace location open for dinner. Great value.

Visited August 2012
Thank onthego802
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233 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Delicious Omelettes”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

We really enjoyed this Indianapolis standard. The last time I went was 25 years ago, and I liked it so much better this time. Loved the mango tea. I had The Overachiever - delicious. The horseradish hit the spot! The fruit was great! My husband had a French inspired omelette in honor of Julia Child's 100th birthday. It was very good. We went early so we didn't wait. The atmosphere was good - lots of ladies lunching - and the service was spot on. Very good: an Indianapolis favorite!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank mym2bw
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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206 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2012

One of the best breakfast places in town. Fresh, well prepared items in a pleasant atmosphere. Happy to see they are growing.

Visited July 2012
Thank Anniebonnie
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