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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)
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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 5 days ago

I've been to Uptown Cafe a few times and normally it doesn't disappoint. While on the pricey side, the food and service have been worth it. The presentation and inventiveness of the specials are usually a draw. Last week however was sub par. I ordered...More

1  Thank bmonkton
Reviewed 1 week ago

3 of us ordered several items so we could taste a large selection. Everything was excellent. Can't wait to go back to Bloomington. We had the shrimp & calamari appetizer, artichoke dip, chicken gumbo, shrimp & grits and creme brulee.

Thank soberboss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here pretty regularly with a mentor for breakfast and had a great overall experience! The staff members were super kind and very considerate of our needs, often bringing or suggesting things before we even ask! The food was beautiful and worth paying the...More

Thank Joshua H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for breakfast and thought it was very good. My wife had the Popeye omelette and she said it was delicious. The service was spot on as well. We would definitely come here again.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed May 19, 2018 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 May 16, 2018

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 May 7, 2018 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 May 4, 2018 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 April 8, 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 April 7, 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
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Janet B
January 15, 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
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  • 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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