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Michael's Uptown Cafe

102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
+1 812-339-0900
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (84 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been to the Uptown Cafe before and wanted to go back because of the good food and service. We went to breakfast on a Saturday morning and were seated quickly but then sat waiting for nearly 20 minutes waiting for a server. We...More

Thank HHPten2852
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have eaten at the Uptown Cafe in the past and it has always been good. We love the atmosphere and the service is excellent. This time we tried it for breakfast and it was very good and I would recommend it highly.

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have yet to eat anything at Uptown that I haven't enjoyed: breakfast, lunch, or dinner! The service is spot on as well. The atmosphere is great, making it an excellent choice for any meal!

Thank Brittany B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I took my Dutch friend to Michaels Uptown. As it normally has a great steak. My Dutch friend is into steak. We ate at this on 12-5-17. And when he was here in August 4 of us ate at this restaurant. And bread came with...More

Thank Shocktop53
Reviewed 6 days ago

Located right by the downtown square, Uptown Cafe is in a great location. The food is delicious. I particularly like their breakfast menu. It's casual dining with a slightly higher class feel :)

Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of good restaurants in Bloomington but we were so glad we picked Uptown Cafe to try. Hostesses super nice, waitress was so sweet & seemed very knowledgeable about the menu. I️ love shrimp & grits, but they are different everywhere. I️ loved them here!...More

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Uptown is consistently good -- from the breakfasts through lunch and their fantastic dinner entrees. It's our go-to for a nice meal out.

Thank jtb684
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

I have been here maybe 5 times for dinner, and the same for weekend brunch. The brunch is fabulous, especially the blueberry corn pancakes with a side of sausage. There is no better breakfast in Bloomington. Dinner has been stellar only once. First, the pot...More

Thank JA M
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Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants period, let alone in Bloomington. Consistently great every time!

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Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

If you like a good manhattan, look no further than Uptown. This my go-to place for work dinners and drinks with friends.

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Questions & Answers
Janet B
January 16, 2016|
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Response from midwesterner5 | Reviewed this property |
They have different rooms, a banquet room I believe. I'd say the restaurant seats well over 100, but only the managers could tell you if they would take that kind of reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
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 - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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