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Envelop Pusher

This diner-style cafe in the former Downtown Car Care building in Fletcher Place has a playfully gritty vibe. The open kitchen uses mostly local ingredients to update greasy-spoon classics like Belgian waffles with plums and cacao nibs, and a patty melt of local ground lamb on Amelia’s semolina bread. The early-morning counter service featuring pastries and coffee gives way to a full-service brunch menu with daytime craft cocktails like the fruity Blood Meridian, made with vodka and frothed with egg white. National magazines from Bon Appétit to Food & Wine have taken notice of this deceptively humble-looking spot and owner-chef Jonathan Brooks. Expect a wait on the weekends. Breakfast, brunch, and lunch Wed.–Mon. 


534 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN, USA


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