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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” (91 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 6 days ago via mobile

I was there with my family and we all enjoyed it. Located just off campus with a neighborhood feel. Coffee drinks were good. Interesting menu. Very, very good. You can’t go wrong with this breakfast.

Thank BrainofSocrates
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My last review, I wasn’t sure I was returning. However, with a newer wait staff, we had a much better visit. Still thinking their prices are over the top. My son & his boys ordered chirozo and eggs, spiced grits and eggs, a waffle, yogurt...More

Thank IndianaCruisergal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food: The seafood gumbo was good, I would rate it as a B+/A-. I am from out of town; my two IU-Bloomington friends said they often dine at the Uptown Café and have never had a bad meal so that is a great recommendation. The...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not eat at the Uptown Cafe, but did hang out in their bar later in the evening. The bar staff was great as were the drinks that they made. I would recommend this bar to anyone.

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started off with the bruschetta with goat cheese, tomato and smoked salmon and the Kyuuri tuna. Both appetizers were great. We also had the crab cake dinner and the Louisiana pepper chicken. Both were also great. The service and atmosphere were both great. I...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here in the late morning on a weekday for some lunch. There were a fair number of parties already dining, but still got our choice of a booth or table (we took the booth). After perusing the menu, ordered a house salad for starters...More

Thank interceptpubs
Lydia A, Public Relations Manager at Michael's Uptown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience so much--that is exactly what we strive for. We hope to serve you again in the future! Best, Lydia Adams Social Media Coordinator

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went in for brunch, the staff were very friendly, the coffee was good, the eggs where great. I had huevos rancheros and I'd have them again in a heart beat. Everything was hot and so tasty. And everyone was friendly

Thank Edel M
Lydia A, Public Relations Manager at Michael's Uptown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Edel! Brunch is our specialty--we are so glad you enjoyed everything. See you next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my son here after moving him into the dorm. Delicious meal. He had the Hoosier egg dish, basically eggs Benedict, and loved it. I had the yogurt, which was very rich and creamy. Good coffee, too! Very attentive wait staff. Will definitely go back!

Thank Nancy C
Lydia A, Public Relations Manager at Michael's Uptown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Nancy! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and appreciate you taking the time to let us know about it. We look forward to serving you in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a Monday evening around 5:30 and there were lots of open tables. After being seated it took 10 minutes before our waiter came and asked about drinks. My two companions ordered alcoholic drinks and they came in a reasonable amount of time. I...More

Thank Tutoman64
Lydia A, Public Relations Manager at Michael's Uptown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback! We are constantly searching for ways to improve every aspect of our restaurant. I want to sincerely apologize for the delays in service you experienced on Monday evening--this is atypical for us, and unacceptable. I invite you to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in a suburb of New Orleans and later moved north with my family. The Uptown Café is the first place where I have had genuine creole food since leaving the South. I found their crawfish étouffée to be outstanding -- very authentic...More

Thank 859elaine
Lydia A, Public Relations Manager at Michael's Uptown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks, 859elaine! The Crawfish Étouffée is a favorite among guests and staff alike--we are so glad you enjoyed it. We hope to serve you again soon!

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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
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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
8:00 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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