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Runcible Spoon Cafe and Restaurant

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412 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408
+1 812-334-3997
08:00 - 00:00
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Indiana, United States
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160 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is generally quite good whenever I eat at Runcible Spoon but service varies a lot as does the type of table you can get. Forget about easy parking, we use a garage a block away and walk but we have a university pass so that helps a lot. I've been there for breakfast, for brunch on the weekends,... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2 of us went for breakfast on a busy Sunday. Shorter wait for a table than I expected(20 minutes). Wait staff very pleasant, restaurant extremely crowded and noisy. Food was mediocre. Eggs were cool and had obviously been cooked before we ordered them. Bacon was not even warm. Three servers dropped dishes as they tried to maneuver stairs with heavy... More 

Thank Davanrn
Franklin, United States
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194 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate to avoid any wait to get in. The pancakes here are delicious. The service was good.

Thank David K
Hoboken, New Jersey
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited Bloomington a couple times and both times I've went to the Runcible Spoon for breakfast and have been impressed both times. While there can be a wait, especially on the weekend (I went Sunday both times), I would definitely say it's worth the wait. While the place may not look like it from the outside, it's pretty big... More 

Thank Pat C
Indianapolis, Indiana
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our breakfast at Runcible Spoon a few months ago; however, this trip for lunch was severely lacking. The food (burger for hubby, soup/sandwich for me) was ok, but the restaurant was dirty, dusty, very unkept looking. Add to that the two female waitresses fighting in the drink prep area for 10 minutes, and we decided we would not... More 

Thank kkaymorgan
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175 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Close to the Bloomington ISU campus i would recommend this spot to everyone. The close seating arrangement encourages mingling with new people and the food was absolutely delicious.

Thank Jeremy C
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We each got different breakfast items. The chef's omelet was outstanding, loaded with mushrooms and other goodies. The French Toast was done perfectly. The biscuits and gravy were tasty. Servers were quick and friendly.

Thank Julie V
Valparaiso, Indiana
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144 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Wow! Adorable venue, quirky and attentive staff, and delicious food. What's not to like? The coffee and tea selection is superb. Our vegan friend had a HUGE fruit bowl, while my daughter and I each had pancakes -- chocolate chip for her, pecan for me. We will definitely be back.

Thank LyndaWV
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Our daughter goes to school at IU and we've tried several places to eat over the 3 years she has been here. Usually our experience is the food was ok, but nothing out of the ordinary. Our dinner at Runcible was an unexpected exception. The atmosphere is casual and simple, the tables small and a bit close to each other,... More 

Thank Michael M
Jackson, Tennessee, United States
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had a fantastic breakfast, the bacon was very tasty and the pancakes delicious. The "Weekender" was a lot of food for $10!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-334-3997

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?