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One of the things people love about living in Bloomington is that it’s a relatively small town with minimal traffic that’s easy to navigate, and it also boasts a terrific variety of food that you might only expect to find in a larger city. If you love a small town and outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, camping, and fishing, but you don’t want to give up the foodie destinations of the big city, Bloomington might be just the place for you. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular spots for foodie adventures in Bloomington. If you live at Hayden Flats luxury apartments in Bloomington, you’ll love being a quick walk or ride along the B-Line Trail to many of these local hot spots.

Breakfast + Brunch

Runcible Spoon
Inspired by a children’s storybook, The Runcible Spoon is a whimsical spot right off the B-Line Trail with a tree-lined patio and an expansive breakfast menu covering everything from pancakes and French toast to salmon smoked hash and vegetarian eggs benedict. It’s also a popular spot for drinks and parties, so be sure to come back in the evening!

Hive Bloomington is well-known for its “fresh, fast, creative, comfort” food and weekend brunch menu featuring the Cuban breakfast bowl, chicken pot pie, and plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Coffee and Treats

The Inkwell Bakery
Stop by one of the two locations of The Inkwell Bakery & Cafe, downtown on the square, or Woodlawn and Atwater near the Indiana University Campus. It’s a nice spot for a quick pastry and a high-quality coffee drink on the run or a more relaxed sit-down breakfast.

Hopscotch Coffee and Kitchen
Voted Bloomington’s favorite coffee destination by the Herald-Times “Best of B-Town” readers poll, Hopscotch’s Dodd Street location is just 1.7 miles from Hayden Flats via the B-Line Trail. It’s loved for its variety of top-notch espresso drinks and its cozy, friendly atmosphere.

Weekday Work Lunch

Mother Bear’s Pizza Campus
Top-rated among locals, award-winning Mother Bear’s Pizza offers a variety of specialty pizzas with unique ingredients and flavors like The Dante’s Inferno for spice lovers and The Spinoccoli featuring parmesan garlic white sauce, fresh spinach and broccoli, aged cheddar, and a special mozzarella blend.

Village Deli
This popular daytime diner provides sandwiches and burger staples, plus box lunches, making it a terrific choice when you’re short of time but don’t want to skimp on flavor. They’re also famous for their pancakes if you stop by for breakfast.

Happy Hour and College Sports

Crazy Horse
The robust menu featuring soups and salads, sandwiches, burgers, steak, and pasta plus nightly drink specials makes Crazy Horse a popular destination for dinner and drinks. Be sure to stop in on game day for all of your IU Hoosier sports!

Nick’s English Hut
A Bloomington campus mainstay since 1927, Nick’s English Hut is seconds from the IU Campus and a fun, relaxed spot for food, fun, and college sports.

Fancy Cocktails

Serendipity Martini Bar
If you’re looking for something a little fancier than your average college sports pub, Serendipity might be the place. Come for the signature Petite Fleur martini, and come back for the Ritmos Salsa Dance Night on the second Thursday of every month!

C3 Bar
C3 is a neighborhood bar and restaurant serving up craft cocktails and chef-driven cuisine with a focus on fresh ingredients. Locals love the unique appetizer selection and Monday $5 cocktail specials.

Hayden Flats Apartments for rent, Bloomington, IN is nestled in a quiet tree-lined neighborhood along the B-Line Trail and Clear Creek offering peaceful living that’s still an easy commute to campus, downtown Bloomington, and all of your favorite restaurants and nightlife. Call (877) 758-2005 for a tour and reserve your new home today!