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Sep 28, 2009 06:34 PM

Indianapolis Breakfast

My best friend and I are leaving on a major road trip a week from this next Saturday. We are so excited to go. We are leaving KC on Saturday evening, so we will likely pick something fast up in St. Louis for dinner.

The plan is to get up and have a great breakfast before we leave Indianapolis. Can anyone give me some GREAT places, not far off I70. I LOVE Orginal Pancake house, but am not sure where they are there. Would like to be maybe no further then 10 or 15 minutes if that. I also DO NOT want Waffle House.

Can anyone help?

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  1. I am not sure where you will be starting from but I can suggest two downtown venues that would both be great to start you on your trip. Both have easy access to 70W. You can choose between the Cafe Patachou in the Simon Building at the corner of Capital and (Ohio)? or the LePeep on Illinois. Sure Le Peep is a chain, but the blueberry granola pancakes are really delicious, the coffee is better than decent for an American pour and the orange juice is plentiful in the carafe. If you want a less hectic scene, you can choose Patachou. The omelets, the breakfast sandwich, the croissant french toast are all delicious. Your last option that just occurred to me would be the brunch at the Conrad. I think it runs around 50.00 per person. Maybe the Canterbury Hotel has a brunch as well, but for EAT and GET ON THE ROAD I think I would still stick with the first two. Safe Journey !!!

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    1. re: squashblossom

      We have a hotel near the airport, so we will be on the west side near 70. 50 bucks is definatly WAY too much for just the two of us. That is why I mentioned stuff like orginal Pancake House. I have eaten at LePeep and u r correct the food there is good.

      Has anyone hear of the Blueberry Hill or there was another Pancake House south of 70 on I think it is called 465. Thanks for all the help...I appreciate it.

    2. Shapiros, two locations, has a cafeteria style breakfast. It was always very satisfying for me.

      1. Peppy Grill in Fountain Square or Maxine's Chicken and Waffles downtown.

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        1. re: napolean

          I googled Shapiros, Peppy Grill and Maxine's. Thank you for all the suggestions...I would love more if others have them. Shapiros, is definatly an option so it will stay on the short list. Maxine's unfortuantly is not open early enough as our plan is to be up at 7, eating around 7:30 and be leaving and heading to DC by 9 or even earlier.

          Peppy Grill is DEFINATLY staying on the short list. While I have not found a menu, this is the kind of place I LOVE to eat at. Even if I don't get to eat there this trip, my husband and I plan to head this way again in the future. I love Diners, Pancake Houses and Greek Diners.

        2. Four Seasons is a Greek diner on the east side of Indy that sounds exactly what you're looking for. It's right off I-70 on Shadeland Ave.