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Michael's Uptown Cafe

102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
+1 812-339-0900
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (88 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On a Saturday morning, we received freaky fast service. This could be based on the cold good we received. The Sam's Benedict sounded great with steak and bacon. But the steak and sauce were cold. Not good.

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Limited menu, deposit in advance, and crowded. Food had too much salt, pepper, and spice. Returned the Ribs, fish dry, chicken had little taste and other entrees were not up to par. Staff did not know how to handle situation and manager did not accommodate....More

Thank laurenbhalpern
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first trip to town, & this was recommended. Servers were a little heavy on the talking, but the food was divine. Acoustics are *loud*. Mondays offer 1/2 wine which is always fun. I’d recommended this to anyone, & hope to come back.

Thank jlouisville
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have you been? I have. Food. Drinks. People. Tasty. Comfy. New Orleans flair without having to deal with Bourbon Street!

Thank Emil W
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

For Sunday brunch, we chose Uptown cafe. To start, we had a coffee cake which was good. However, the potato omelet that I had was average. They need to add more healthy and organic food options to the menu. I still like their cocktails when...More

Thank TrWorldTraveler
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Very nice environment. Wait staff was excellent. I had a Cajun shrimp meal but don't remember the name of it. It was excellent. Will go there again. The stuffed mushroom appetizer was really good.

Thank MMB3828
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Uptown Cafe was recommended by one friend, and coincidentally, when we visited the area, another friend suggested we meet here for lunch. I had a blackened tuna sandwich, which was perfection, and my wife had the polenta layered with goat cheese and spinach, which I...More

Thank Gruenemann
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for a snack on a Saturday afternoon and sat at the bar. I ordered a Bloody Mary which was delicious. We ordered the artichoke dip which was hot and tasty. The hummus was a nice snack as well. We...More

Thank Sharon O
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We had eaten here in the past for lunch and dinner, but had not tried breakfast. Got here at 11 on a Saturday morning, fearing we would have a long wait. But that was not the case. We were seated right away. The place was...More

Thank bloomcrew
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

It seemed everything about our visit was a struggle. Nice enough people, however, when you arrive as a party of 5 it shouldn’t be that hard. In fact after making Uptown a 11 yr tradition, I’m pretty much done. We were promptly seated in our...More

Thank IndianaCruisergal
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Janet B
16 January 2016|
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Response from jonjoey | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant looks big enough to accommodate 100 dinners. I'm sure they'll be happy to answer you queries. You won't be disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
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 - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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