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Michael's Uptown Cafe

102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
+1 812-339-0900
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous brunch here! (See my review title!) We chose to eat on the ‘bar’ side of the establishment, and I dare say that the atmosphere appeared much better where we were.

Thank cljcullen
Reviewed 4 March 2018

First time, can’t believe I didn’t know about this place. Great breakfast special, forget what it was called but it had a crabcake LOADED with crabmeat served on their specialty home fries with eggs the way you want them. Extensive breakfast menu and everything being...More

Thank PurplePanthers
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

My go to place for lunch with friends and family! We got the salmon wrap which is filling and fabulous!

Thank Kpthartford
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Had brunch here this morning. Seated quickly , friendly wait staff. Food very good , not off the charts inventive but very satisfying. Will return.

Thank saltysdad
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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, After-hours
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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