I am definitely a big “foodie”. I love trying different food, which is funny because I used to be the pickiest person on the planet when I was a child. These days, it’s like a hobby of mine to find awesome restaurants, especially those dive places, that only locals know about. Wherever we go, I always try to find an eclectic spot, because that’s where you will find the best food.
Now, if you know me, you know that I particularly love breakfast. Every weekend, our thing to do is to go to breakfast, and try somewhere new. I would say we’ve been to just about every breakfast spot in the Indianapolis area. My husband had this great idea that I should writer about our food adventures, so I’ve compiled a list of eight must-visit breakfast spots in Indianapolis. All of these places we’ve been to multiple times, because they really are that good!
1. Ruth’s Cafe
If you were to search “Ruth’s Cafe”, the literal description is “eclectic restaurant”. Ruth’s has a lot of different signs and colors all throughout their restaurant, including very colorful tables and chairs! What’s neat is you can actually buy the fun decor off their walls-just look for a price tag! My go-to at Ruth’s is the potato omelette for myself, and Mickey Cakes for the kiddos!
2. Le Peep
Le Peep has a few locations sprinkled throughout the Indianapolis area. The style is old school, but the food is delicious! If you love freshly squeezed orange juice, this is your place to go! No matter which location you go to, you’ll see a good crowd. I’ve also noticed that it seems to be a spot for people after church, as well. My go-to is the Lumberjack, and I always ask for my potatoes to be extra crispy!
3. Cafe Patachou
Cafe Patachou and the other must visit restaurant listed below, Petite Chou are connected, but they are different in atmosphere. Cafe Patachou is an all white and black restaurant, but with incredibly colorful, Instagram-worthy food. Cafe Patachou has self-serve coffee, and a cute little bakery bar when you walk in. If you are vegan, this is a great place to eat, because they offer a lot of vegan options!
4. A2Z Cafe
This is our local watering hole, as it is really close to where we live. A2Z Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and sides are served a la carte, even for breakfast. A2Z has unbeatable and unbelievable pricing for their meals, and they are good portions, too.
5. First Watch
One word: Bacado. Bacon and avocado omelette with Monterey jack cheese. Hands down one of the tastiest, simple omelettes I’ve ever had. First Watch is fairly new to the area, but it is a “chain” from Florida. They are known for having fresh food, which always gets a five star in my book! If you go there, also try the million dollar bacon. It is sinful!
6. 3 Sisters Cafe
Are you a diners, drive in and dives fan? Well, this was a stop for Guy Fieri! I’m one of those people that I have to try all the food spots that you see on T.V. I mean, they stop there for a reason, right? A T.V. show stopping at 3 Sisters Cafe is a no-brainer. They have good food, and it’s right in the most hip area of Indianapolis! If 3 Sisters is where you want to go for a weekend brunch, make sure you are prepared to wait-this place gets jammed!
7. Good Morning Mama’s
Another very eclectic restaurant with bright painted walls, and tasty food. Good Morning Mama’s is also another go-to breakfast spot for us, and is actually next to Mama Carrolla’s, the same company that owns Good Morning Mama’s! Good Morning Mama’s was originally an old gas station, but the owners of Mama Carrolla’s decided to turn it into a 1950’s inspired diner. It’s only open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., so be sure to get there early!
8. Petite Chou Bistro & Champagne Bar
Petite Chou is connected with Cafe Patachou, and a number of other restaurants in the Indianapolis area. While this is apart of a chain, you would never guess it! Petite Chou is a perfect spot for brunch with the girls or for a small event. My sister-in-law actually had her baby shower here, and it was perfect. They have great food, and even a champagne bar (which was perf for the non-preggos!)! During the baby shower, some of the girls got the Lavender Mimosa, and said it was good- so, I would give that a try if you eat there.
Where is your favorite breakfast spot in your city? I would love to hear it, so if we travel there we can make a stop! If you’ve been to the restaurants listed above, what did you think?
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