the Gourmet Café

Bloomington, Indiana


The Gourmet Café & Wine Bar is a Bloomington icon in fine dining and local hot spot. Housed in a 150 year old mansion, it is the perfect combination of great food, atmosphere & service that makes every dining experience memorable.

Let us show you how we can make your dining experience the best it can be.

Stop in or Call ahead for a reservation today!



Molly Otto/ General Manager
Matthew Plaisier /Executive Chef

Chef Matt was born in Btown and lived here through his early childhood years and then moved to the east coast to begin his culinary career. Chef Matt’s experience took him to south Florida for several years and then back to Chicago for almost a decade.

It was in Chicago’s eclectic and diverse dining scene that Chef Matt really honed his skill set as he worked under some of Chicago’s most talented culinary experts. Chef Matt has immense passion for food and this passion is easily translated into The Gourmet Café’s menu – each dish carefully thought out to sate and delight.

Molly grew up in and around Chicago-land working in fine dining establishments early in her career where she quickly learned to love the restaurant industry and all aspects of service. Molly’s focus has always been ensuring that each and every guest experience is one to remember.

Starting with the initial phone call, to booking the perfect table to offering well wishes after a perfect dining event, Molly has always been hands on to facilitate great guest experiences.

As a team, Molly and Matt believe in giving back to the community, to their staff and to the guests of the restaurant in any and all ways possible. Their driving passion is to elevate each guest experience at The Gourmet Café to the highest level of satisfaction possible while also ensuring that each staff member gains industry knowledge and pride in their performance every day.

Stop in and see them today.

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Chef Matt

Born in Bloomington and formally trained across the country, you owe it to yourself to stop in and try his new approach to old world classics.

Private Dining

Our Eclectic dining space offers ample opportunity for large private groups or other special occasions for lunch or dinner. Contact our General Manager, Molly.

Patio Dining

Our outdoor space offer exceptional seasonal dining under the shade of 150 year old trees. A true experience that wont be forgotten.

Excellent Service

We understand Service! Let us prove it to you. Walk in anytime, or call for a reservation.

Let the Experience Begin!