Dining Out

Peach Garden, The

Chinese, East Asian

536 S. College


This small but colorful restaurant is tucked into the side of the Seminary Square Park Kroger supermarket. As one of only a handful of Chinese restaurants offering delivery in Bloomington, The Peach Garden does brisk business dispatching food to customers in and out of the dining room. Szechuan and Kung Pao specialties are sneakily spicy, with heat that creeps up the back of your throat. Try pan-fried Szechuan wontons filled with pork or chicken. • Prices: Appetizers $1.45–$5.45, lunch specials $5.95–$7.95, entrées $6.45–$13.95 • Hours: Lunch Tu.–Fri. 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., dinner Tu.–Th. 5–10 p.m. Fri. 5–11 p.m. Sat.–Sun. noon–10 p.m.; Closed Mon.• Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Campus Access • Outdoor Seating: No

Players Pub, The

American, Pub Food

424 S. Walnut


The Players Pub provides Bloomingtonians with a haven for good music and great food. Specials include Grilled Salmon, Bayou Bowl, and Portabello Soup. Nightly entertainment includes jazz, blues, swing, and country music. • Prices: Appetizers $3.00–$8.50, entrées $8.99–$18.99, desserts $3.50–$5 • Hours: Mon.–Th. 4 p.m.–midnight Fri.–Sat. 4 p.m.–1 a.m. Sun. 4–11 p.m.; Reservations recommended for major entertainers. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Pourhouse Café, The

Bakery, Breakfast, Cafés, Fair Labor, Juice Bar, Sweets

314 E. Kirkwood


This nonprofit coffee house’s motto is “pouring global goodness.” Launched by Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 100 percent of profits and tips are donated to charity. Check the website to see where the money is donated each month. The deceptively large space has plenty of room for a coffee date or an extended study session, there’s even a small stage for live music. All manner of coffee and espresso drinks are sold, along with smoothies and teas. Sandwiches, cookies, muffins, and gelato are also available. • Prices: Coffee $2.50–$3.45, espresso drinks, tea, and smoothies $1.79–$4.95, gelato $2.85–$4.25, sandwiches $4–$6.95 • Hours: Mon.–Th. 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri. 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Sun. 1–7 p.m. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes • Fair Labor Decal