Taste Cafe & Marketplace

★★★☆☆
  • 5164 N College Ave

    Indianapolis, IN 46205

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  • 317-925-2233

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Mon. 8am - 2pm;Tue. - Fri. 7am - 3pm;Sat. - Sun. 8am - 3pm

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Taste is by far one of my favorite restaurants in Indy. I find my vegetarian friends as well as my Midwestern-beef-totin' Dad all love Taste. You absolutely cannot leave without trying the pommes frites with basil aioli. They are to die for. Taste is a great combination of the familiar and the slightly-adventurous. I find myself often being intrigued by the interesting combinations of flavors and ingredients and I have never left an unhappy customer. Everything is delicious and you can eat there very healthily.

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★★★★★

Taste is by far one of my favorite restaurants in Indy. I find my vegetarian friends as well as my Midwestern-beef-totin' Dad all love Taste. You absolutely cannot leave without trying the pommes frites with basil aioli. They are to die for. Taste is a great combination of the familiar and the slightly-adventurous. I find myself often being intrigued by the interesting combinations of flavors and ingredients and I have never left an unhappy customer. Everything is delicious and you can eat there very healthily.

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I used to love this place and would try to get my co-workers to go there for lunch once in a while. The food is very good, but the customer service is HORRIBLE! I ordered BLT for lunch with no dressing and no avacodo. When the sandwich came out it had both on it. The avacodo I could have taken off, but the dressing was runny and there was no way to get it off. I told the server what I had asked and he said he would get me a new one. Not 30 seconds later the owner came out and made a huge scene. He accused me of ordering the sandwich wrong and kept telling me just to try it. After going back and forth for a few minutes and me telling him that everyone I was with heard me order, not to mention that I wanted what I paid for, he stormed off and made a new sandwich. Whatever happened to the customer is always right? I will never go back to this place! There are too many other nice restaurants to go and have a nice lunch at without being hassled by the owner!

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to love this place and would try to get my co-workers to go there for lunch once in a while. The food is very good, but the customer service is HORRIBLE! I ordered BLT for lunch with no dressing and no avacodo. When the sandwich came out it had both on it. The avacodo I could have taken off, but the dressing was runny and there was no way to get it off. I told the server what I had asked and he said he would get me a new one. Not 30 seconds later the owner came out and made a huge scene. He accused me of ordering the sandwich wrong and kept telling me just to try it. After going back and forth for a few minutes and me telling him that everyone I was with heard me order, not to mention that I wanted what I paid for, he stormed off and made a new sandwich. Whatever happened to the customer is always right? I will never go back to this place! There are too many other nice restaurants to go and have a nice lunch at without being hassled by the owner!

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I have only been to Taste Cafe once, but the one time I went I enjoyed the food (especially the hummus).

There seems to be "rules" when eating here. We were told that everyone had to order everything at once because they can only bring the appetizer and main courses at the same time (and they waitress made it seem like it couldn't be done any other way). I thought it was a bit odd. I went there another time (craving hummus lol) thinking I could order an appetizer to go but was told they didn't offer that service and that I could sit at the bar. I also found this weird because they offer "to go" boxes.

Maybe one day I will get my hummus...

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★★★☆☆

I have only been to Taste Cafe once, but the one time I went I enjoyed the food (especially the hummus).

There seems to be "rules" when eating here. We were told that everyone had to order everything at once because they can only bring the appetizer and main courses at the same time (and they waitress made it seem like it couldn't be done any other way). I thought it was a bit odd. I went there another time (craving hummus lol) thinking I could order an appetizer to go but was told they didn't offer that service and that I could sit at the bar. I also found this weird because they offer "to go" boxes.

Maybe one day I will get my hummus...

Pros: Decent food

Cons: Wait staff can be snooty; wish there was a take-out option

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I have eaten at Taste numerous times from the week they opened until recently and the food has always been fabulous, no misses. Even my children enjoy Sunday Brunch at Taste.

Here is the big issue: Mark, you MUST do something about seating. You need to state, by way of a sign, to choose a seat ONLY AFTER you have placed your order. People who come in a grab a table and then get in line mess with the natural flow of turning tables. One time our food came out while we were still standing, yet there were many tables filled with people who have yet to order.

I will also say, the friendliness of a neighborhood cafe is very important. This is an area that is truly lacking. There have been wonderful, friendly employees, but most have gone and the staff can be a bit snobby at times.

I love this place and want it to be around for a long time.

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★★★★★

I have eaten at Taste numerous times from the week they opened until recently and the food has always been fabulous, no misses. Even my children enjoy Sunday Brunch at Taste.

Here is the big issue: Mark, you MUST do something about seating. You need to state, by way of a sign, to choose a seat ONLY AFTER you have placed your order. People who come in a grab a table and then get in line mess with the natural flow of turning tables. One time our food came out while we were still standing, yet there were many tables filled with people who have yet to order.

I will also say, the friendliness of a neighborhood cafe is very important. This is an area that is truly lacking. There have been wonderful, friendly employees, but most have gone and the staff can be a bit snobby at times.

I love this place and want it to be around for a long time.

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I agree with other writer. the food is quite good but customer service is horrible. I wanted to change dressings on my salad and the cashier had to ask and then the owner charged me a $1.00!! They often seem very stuffy and unfriendly.

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★★★☆☆

I agree with other writer. the food is quite good but customer service is horrible. I wanted to change dressings on my salad and the cashier had to ask and then the owner charged me a $1.00!! They often seem very stuffy and unfriendly.

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This was once a favorite spot of mine to dine until last weekend(May 3, 2008). I tried to order a sandwich and add lettuce and tomato- and was told NO! They serve BLTs so thought it would not be a huge deal since they had ingredients on hand.

The clerk excused herself to ask the kitchen if they could do so and she returned to tell me NO. I instructed her to charge me more - NO she could not complete my request due to kitchen's instructions. I even asked if she could instruct them to put it on the side- NO she said again. When I called on Monday to speak to the manager he told me he was the one who instructed her not to fill the request!

I was appalled and will never eat there again. There are too many other great places within blocks of this place to where I can get a simple request full filled.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was once a favorite spot of mine to dine until last weekend(May 3, 2008). I tried to order a sandwich and add lettuce and tomato- and was told NO! They serve BLTs so thought it would not be a huge deal since they had ingredients on hand.

The clerk excused herself to ask the kitchen if they could do so and she returned to tell me NO. I instructed her to charge me more - NO she could not complete my request due to kitchen's instructions. I even asked if she could instruct them to put it on the side- NO she said again. When I called on Monday to speak to the manager he told me he was the one who instructed her not to fill the request!

I was appalled and will never eat there again. There are too many other great places within blocks of this place to where I can get a simple request full filled.

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This was once a favorite spot to grab brunch until I asked to add lettuce and tomato to a sandwich and was told NO. The clerk said the kitchen would not make modifications to any item. I asked if they could put it on the side, charge me extra, anything - to which she replied NO. When I called the manger on Monday to discuss the matter he revealed he was the one who instructed her no. He was unsympathetic and made no apologies. There are tons of other great places within walking distance of Taste to have brunch. Zest on 54th and Monon is where I went that day.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was once a favorite spot to grab brunch until I asked to add lettuce and tomato to a sandwich and was told NO. The clerk said the kitchen would not make modifications to any item. I asked if they could put it on the side, charge me extra, anything - to which she replied NO. When I called the manger on Monday to discuss the matter he revealed he was the one who instructed her no. He was unsympathetic and made no apologies. There are tons of other great places within walking distance of Taste to have brunch. Zest on 54th and Monon is where I went that day.

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Taste has great food. Everything is fresh, relatively healthy, and made to order. However, Taste has one of the worst seating systems I have ever witnessed.

The restaurant is small, yet always packed to the gills. Customers are expected to place their own orders and find their own seating. It sounds simple, but it's a disaster in practice. Saving tables is forbidden, but since there is no sign or host to inform you, you might find yourself getting chastised by the manager (or at best, eating standing up).

Bottom line: This restaurant needs hosts and waitresses. It's too busy to be so haphazard.

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★★☆☆☆

Taste has great food. Everything is fresh, relatively healthy, and made to order. However, Taste has one of the worst seating systems I have ever witnessed.

The restaurant is small, yet always packed to the gills. Customers are expected to place their own orders and find their own seating. It sounds simple, but it's a disaster in practice. Saving tables is forbidden, but since there is no sign or host to inform you, you might find yourself getting chastised by the manager (or at best, eating standing up).

Bottom line: This restaurant needs hosts and waitresses. It's too busy to be so haphazard.

Pros: Excellent food.

Cons: Manager is unprofessional, seating and service needs to be re-evaluated.

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the food was ok...the wait was terrible...not a good place to go if you have and hour or less for lunch...the food and the wait took way to long

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★☆☆☆☆

the food was ok...the wait was terrible...not a good place to go if you have and hour or less for lunch...the food and the wait took way to long

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The sandwiches and breakfasts at this cafe are amazing. The cheddar and biscuits offered on the weekends are a can't miss. This is the type of place that you will crave after going to. I just wish this place was open for dinner. Seating is sometimes hard to find on the weekend, but I think they are expanding.

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★★★★★

The sandwiches and breakfasts at this cafe are amazing. The cheddar and biscuits offered on the weekends are a can't miss. This is the type of place that you will crave after going to. I just wish this place was open for dinner. Seating is sometimes hard to find on the weekend, but I think they are expanding.

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