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Cafe Patachou

4911 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1034
+1 317-925-2823
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (31 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4911 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1034
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1 - 10 of 294 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People all recommended this place, but the ones in our family hadn't. We all loved it, and I know they will be back. Croissant French toast, came with pecans and syrup plus some fresh fruit. The side of bacon was big enough to share. The...More

Thank Jody S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the original Patachou location and it has great light with big windows from two sides. The Omelettes are large and packed with lots of great ingredients. The 10 Grain Porridge was also very filling, but as fruit lovers, we were glad we had...More

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Busy, and somewhat noisy, but that is just because it is an incredibly popular spot for brunch or lunch. The food was delicious, the menu extensive, and the service was excellent. Prices, although not cheap, were definitely competitive.

Thank NanjingBob
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Had a killer breakfast. Split an apple fritter French toast and Bob Vivant omelet--- and we loved every bite. Simple but good service. Will go again next time in town.

Thank Bobbklou
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

So on 4.17.17 I stopped by cafe Patachou with a friend . Marianne was our server . Excellent service is a under statement. She Greeted us , smiled and joked with us. I like Diet Coke but always with a lime. She said we don't...More

Thank thomasjsullivan
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Food was good, very busy lunch time crowd. Service a bit slow but very pleasant. Warning: Chopped Cobb salad with chicken - less that a tablespoon of chicken on the salad! They do feature many vegan options, maybe they are discouraging eating bird?

Thank B7837LWjimj
Maddy B, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thanks for visiting us and for your feedback! We're sorry about the lack of chicken on your Cobb - we will address this with the kitchen staff ASAP!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Decent breakfast food. Nothing out of this world. The best part is the coffee and the quick service. Our food arrived quickly and our waitress was very kind.

Thank Ellie K
Maddy B, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thanks so much for visiting us and for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 February 2017 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....More

Thank Christopher P
Maddy B, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

We're so happy that you can accommodate your wife's needs and that you have been enjoying meals with us for the past five years! That's awesome. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 19 February 2017 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...More

Thank fwinei
Maddy B, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

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!

Reviewed 30 January 2017 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.

Thank ParisgalChicagoIL
Maddy B, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Patachou, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

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!

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Marla S
8 July 2017|
Response from Bobbklou | Reviewed this property |
We are from a different city so don't know what a Sunday crowd looks like. We went Monday and no wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
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, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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
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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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