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City Cafe

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(9 Reviews)

443 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 833-2233

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Today: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tomorrow: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
37
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Hours

Regular Hours

SunClosed

Payment method
no credit cards
Price Range
$
Neighborhood
Downtown Indianapolis
AKA

City Café

Categories
American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Cuisines: American, Family Style, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch

Price Range : Below Average

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Veritas1

04/24/2010

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Overall
good food slow service

Three of us found ourselves in indy for FDIC. I had read some good things about some of the breakfast dishes and wanted to try them out. We ended up getting out to city cafe late and had to order off the lunch menu. We ordered a BLT wrap, The special which was tacos with some braised beef guac and a pilaf, and some club sandwich. the homemade chips and lemonade were great. All the food was great tasting. The service was pretty slow asking for a refill on a drink and not seeing it for a long time. Although it seemed to be a laid back kind of place. Prices were a little on the higher side with moderate portions. I enjoyed the place and will eat there again.

bobbette3

06/22/2009

Overall
Bobbette

I don't know which City Cafe Ms Arthur visited/maybe the wrong day being Parade day! She needs to give it another try and stop putting it down. It is the best breakfast & lunch place downtown! For the money, it's a bargain! The best chicken club anywhere and there homemade red ranch salad dressing is to die for!

IndyFoodGuy

06/06/2009

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Overall
One of the best breakfast places in Indy!

City Cafe is one my restaurant favorites, luring me back again and again with their delicious breakfast menu -- not to mention their innovative and always tasty special items. The staff is friendly and warm, never neglecting to refill my coffee or forgetting how I like my toast. Their lunch menu is great, too. The dining area is a little small, which can make for cramped quarters on busy weekends, but the wait, if any, is usually minimal. You'll really only have trouble getting a seat on weekends when their is an event downtown. The owners are almost always around, too, which gives the restaurant a homey, small town vibe. I've never had a bad experience there -- and I've been going once a week or so for years.

MichelleArthur

03/25/2008

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Overall
The worst experience of my life

Entering at just after 10am on 3/18 with my grand son, we sat at the table right in from for approx 8 minutes. Having settled my grandson and trying to keep him entertained, which was no great task, by the way there were only 2 occupied tables in the place, I took him back to were the so called waiter was and ask for directions to the bathroom. He pointed the way and I asked if he could get me coffee and chocolate milk, we would be right back. Returning from the R/R, waiting another 10 minutes, seating another table and helping them, he came over and asked if he could help us. I asked for coffee, water no ice and chocolate milk, and while he was there could he take our order. Sure he said. I order for my grand son bacon sandwich with mayo, (he hardly eats anything, but the kid was hungry waiting for the parade), I order scrambled eggs and wheat toast. Easy enough order you would think. Finally, he came back with 2 pieces of buttered toast, 3 strips of bacon and a pack of mayo and said to me this is for his sandwich. and then set mine down. I asked him if he could bring us our drinks, after puffing he brought me cold black coffee no cream or sugar, water full of ice and white milk. I sent buttered toast back it was for a sandwich, the waiter asks why, I can't use the buttered toast. Waiter left took toast, I tasted my very salty eggs and said that was it. I packed up my grandson explained to the waiter, "" He can't eat sandwich if you don't get us bread, he can't drink milk no chocolate, I can't eat eggs, for fear of heart attack due to salt, coffee would have been nice, but you gave me no cream or sugar. This was the worst 45 min experience I have ever received at a restaurant no one I know will ever frequent this establishment, I even tell strangers I meet about the experience. Luckily I had an apple and granola bar in my purse for my grandson. The parade was great. Thank you to the group next to me for helping entertain my 4 year old grandson.

cityfooddude

09/13/2007

Overall
Can not be beat

This is the downtown Indianapolis place to be on Saturday morning! Great food, Cinnamon rolls and people watching. Probably the best place to bring the family for breakfast or lunch. Extremely baby friendly!

indydivers

01/06/2007

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HOT, Fresh Breakfast and A Family Favorite!!

Saturdays are pretty busy at this place, but eat here once and you'll know why. I love this place so much, I even hesitate writing a review for fear that more will discover the beauty and fill up our Saturday spot! Many of their dishes are exceptional, but here are a few of my favorites....

~ Cornflake encrusted french toast (once I ordered as an appetizer when there were 4 of us at breakfast, so good and I'd trade a Kr*spy Kr*me in for this ANYDAY!!
~ Their toast even is a unique multi-grain that you don't get many other places
~ Pay Attention to the specials on Saturdays, I had a banana pancake with a bunch of other tasty descriptive words in the title that was PHENOMENAL
~ OJ is fresh squeezed
~ Oh, their side taters are awesome and I dip EVERY bite in their house specialty cajun ketchup, kind of in the buffalo family of thick sauces and so great

Service is always friendly too.

jay2jay

07/12/2006

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Overall
Best breakfast downtown Indy

I love eating breakfast at City Cafe. Their cornmeal pancakes and oatmeal are fantastic and I order both everytime I eat there. Great atmosphere and food.

wundrwomynn

07/19/2004

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Overall
A real find!

This is a great breakfast place. Small and interesting, downtown, decorated with original artwork. The food is fresh and tasty. I liked the cajun ketchup (homemade) on my eggs. Homemade cinnamon rolls on Saturdays are good.

emmab26

06/11/2004

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Overall
Mmmm...Cinnamon Rolls

You haven't lived until you've indulged in a warm, gooey cinnamon roll on Saturday morning at the City Cafe. Paired with their piping hot coffee and freshly fried taters, there's no better way to spend a weekend morning!

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