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Bub's Cafe

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220 2nd St SW, Carmel, IN 46032-2015
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07:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for breakfast and lunch. We love the food and service. We've had small group business meetings and it worked out very well. Will definitely come back again many times.

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Thank Louis J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The hardest thing about coming to Bub's is deciding whether I want breakfast or lunch. The food is phenomenal and there are always creative specials including a drink, pancake and quiche. They also serve elk sausage which is amazing. My absolute favorite menu item is the grilled cheese. It's unique with a red pepper and pesto but so delicious!!

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Thank Satisfactorytravler
Goshen, Indiana
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

My boyfriend and I were in town for the weekend and wanted to grab breakfast. Neither of us had been to Bub's Cafe, and we were pleasantly surprised. We went at the busiest time on a Saturday, but only had about a 10 minute wait; they also had tables outside to sit at while you waited. After being seated, we... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Food isn't great at all. Service was slow and not attentive. I had to wait almost 10 minutes for syrup and ketchup to begin eating my breakfast.

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1 Thank Ataflinger34
Columbus
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Tried it our first morning in town. Made it a point to go back all three days! Quaint location, good service and good food! Would definitely recommend it to friends! Love their Hillbilly Benedict!!

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Thank Rodney R
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

What a delightful surprise this cafe produced. Walking the MONON trail, there it was & we just had to go in. The menu also provided a few surprises with choices not seen before. The food was delicious & well presented.

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Thank k9team
Carmel, Indiana
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My family and I visit Bubs weekly!! Burgers and fries are super delicious !!!!! My kids are always asking Bubs and we can't resist it

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Thank JAMDUNGRL
Indy
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

They specialize in breakfast and lunch with the house special of the home made doughnuts. Every time I have been there I thought the food was good, servers are attentive and they have a large local following so much that the servers know most of the patrons by name. It is also nice that the head chef/owner is visible and... More 

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Thank alwaystripin
Lafayette, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

My kids and I found this gem by going through the reviews of where to eat breakfast in Carmel. Arrived at approx. 8:30 on Sunday morning and was seated immediately. The server was attentive and friendly. I had one of their specials which consisted of biscuits, eggs over-easy within the biscuits and gravy all around. It was amazing! The coffee... More 

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Thank mpaulet
Zionsville, Indiana
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

My son and I went for breakfast on a Saturday morning. We had about about 15 min wait. This place is not very big, so the waits could be longer. The service was okay and the food was pretty good. I had a mushroom, onion, bacon omelette and my son had a special of the day. It was biscuits with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 2nd St SW, Carmel, IN 46032-2015
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel

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