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4911 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1034
+1 317-925-2823
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07:00 - 15:00
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Local here, have been eating at Patachou for about 5 years with my Celiac wife. You can't go wrong, tons of options for her and she has never once been sick. Servers are all trained in food allergies, just let them know ahead of time. I'm sure the other reviewers have covered the food but you really can't miss with... More 

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Thank Christopher P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadn't been back in awhile because it felt like they had slacked off but they are truly back to form. From the charming host to the absolutely delightful waitress. Best omelette sin Indy and the Broken Yolk sandwich is life changing. (Get it on the sourdough) they have a fantastic self service coffee bar and our breakfast couldn't have been... More 

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Thank fwinei
Maddy B, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for your glowing review! We're glad to hear that you very much enjoyed your omelette, broken yolk and coffee. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Chicago IL
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394 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasure to revisit this neighborhood gem after a twenty year absence! Same superb service (thank you Ryan!) more menu choices (loved the omelette of the day plus deliciously sinful cinnamon sourdough toast AND kneecap sized drop biscuit) and serve yourself coffee bar.

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Thank ParisgalChicagoIL
Maddy B, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this review

Thank you and WELCOME BACK!! Thank you for visiting us and for your kidn words about our service, menu choices and coffee bar. We hope you won't wait another 20 years to visit us again! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The tuna they use is very tasty, but it's a $10.75 sandwich. It comes with a very small portion of greens that is fine. Was there during lunch and it's noisy to have any type of conversation. I would imagine that anywhere during prime time.

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Thank TDK1009
Maddy B, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us and for your review of our Tuna Sandwich! We're glad you enjoyed your meal, but are sorry about the noise! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I met up with a friend here the other day and there was a wait to be seated (30 minutes) the menu looked insane so we waited- 15 minutes later we were seated! The omelettes are incredible, and the cinnamon toast that comes with is delicious! Ps love the self serve coffee you can grab while you wait! Definitely my... More 

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Thank Dani K
Maddy B, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this review

Thank you for waiting and for your kind words about our omelettes, cinnamon toast and self-serve coffee! Can't wait to see you again. More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed a few days in Indianapolis and searched the web for organic restaurants and healthy breakfast and found this neighborhood gem. Loved the gluten free waffle!

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Thank Michelle S
Maddy B, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting us during your time in Indy! We're so glad you found us and enjoyed a gluten free waffle. We hope to see you again if your travels ever bring you back! More 

Louisville,KY
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We went here before a Colts home game. Told there would be a 30 minute rate, but got to table in 20 minutes on a very crowded morning. Service was very friend. The Cuban breakfast (which is pictured above) was just great. Prices are good for a downtown location. So glad we went here.

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Thank jme2628
Maddy B, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us for breakfast before a Colts game! We're glad you enjoyed your Cuban Breakfast and were happy with your visit. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We were really looking forward to visiting and enjoying breakfast here. Super friendly hosts. Good coffee. Cute; but crowded. Unfortunately my "broken yoke" was over cooked not runny at all:( avocado was perfect. Fruit was perfect.They completely forgot my husbands toast; just overall average. For the price ($40 for 2) disappointing.

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Thank Coltsfamily
Maddy B, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and for your VERY helpful feedback. We are so sorry to hear that your broken yolk was overcooked and that we completely forgot your husbands toast - so not ok. Please know that we are addressing this with our staff asap. We appreciate your business and hope you might give us another chance! More 

Frederick, Maryland
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Ate at Cafe Patachou on a family trip to Indianapolis. Breakfast was delicious. We sampled the waffles, French toast, yogurt, fruit, and croissant: all were great. Children's menu was nice but no pancakes however each item came with very fresh fruit. Self serve coffee bar was great. A bit on the pricey side, family of four came to $57!

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Thank Betsy M
Maddy B, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this review

Thanks so much for bringing your family in for breakfast! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the french toast, yogurt, fruit, croissant & coffee and we hope to see you again during your next time in Indy. More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Always a fav when we lived in Indy. Server Rachel was a cheerful addition to a great morning. Self-serve coffee bar with all the fixings including a to-go cup if you need more caffeine! We started with the tomato artichoke soup and split a omelette a long with their cinnamon toast which is not to be missed.

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Thank lamberth54
Maddy B, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your review! We're so happy to hear that Rachel took great care of you, and that you enjoyed our self-serve coffee bar, tomato artichoke soup, omelette & cinnamon toast! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4911 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1034
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-925-2823
Description
Long described as "a student union for adults," Cafe Patachou(R) is an award-winning Cafe. Customers can expect a world class breakfast and lunch experience that includes dishes prepared with premium ingredients from scratch and to-order, a commitment to sourcing local and often organic products, refreshingly personal yet professional service by a well trained team and Cafe environments that are vibrant and alive. Bound by these principles since opening in 1989, Cafe Patachou(R) has garnered local, regional and national accolades, including having been named one of the "Top Ten Places for Breakfast in the Country" by Bon Appetit Magazine. There are now five Cafe Patachou(R) locations serving customer favorites such as made-to-order omelettes made with Indiana farm-fresh eggs, salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts, spreading the love to Indianapolis residents and visitors alike.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?