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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” (76 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate here for Sunday brunch, interesting specials which were delicious. Service was great. Did not care for the biscuits, they were just ok, but the wheat toast was fantastic. Everything tasted fresh and was cooked perfectly.

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super impressed with Uptown Cafe. We chose it because they offer so many gluten free options. We ended up going back for brunch the next morning because we were so impressed with the meal/service the night before. The food was incredible - lots of options...More

Thank hannahgurn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time in the last 6 months that we’ve dined here (both for breakfast) and we’ll continue coming back. Got here at 9:30 am on a non-football weekend Sunday and didn’t have to wait (the place is sneaky big). On a football weekend Sunday at...More

Thank bev51064
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Uptown Cafe is in the heart of this nice college town, and justly popular with students and locals as well as visitors. We've visited several times for lunch / dinner - this time for Sunday Brunch. Real good coffee - and that's saying something....More

Thank Ignotus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trendy Sport themed Bar/ Restaurant with ample video placements. Sandwiches were large and tasty. Buffalo chicken dip is spot on. On street parking with a fee. Close to other establishments if planning a pub crawl.

Thank K1140VTbradw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter is 3d year at Jacobs. We line in Fl. Try to go to Uptown each trip. Had the best crab cake ever! Trip before was Jambalaya. Don’t miss it

Thank likestogo4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the “specials” for the evening, crab cake and scallops. Both dinners were excellent but the portions and additions were pitifully small for the price of $32! One entree was a single average sized crab cake and a side of potatoes. No salad, no...More

Thank bluehavenindiana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Uptown Café is a great option for all meals. It’s open from breakfast through late dinner serving Cajun accented American offerings. There are always a range of specials. I had fried oysters and they were as good as you get in the south. My...More

Thank George Y
Reviewed January 17, 2018

Since our kids live in Bloomington, we visit frequently and treat them to nice meals out. We've visited many of Bloomington's popular places but now have a favorite: Michael's Uptown Cafe. On a freezing winter night, we'd reserved a table and were immediately greeted and...More

Thank normalwriter
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch. Food was dissent and the waiters very polite. Most plates in the menu were “complicated”. We selected two pastas and a ceasar salad

Thank Yolyni
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Janet B
January 16, 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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