Mexican Bakery Mama Ines

518 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, 47904
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This place is beautiful on the inside. The service is super friendly and the baked goods are beyond good. You grab a silver tray and tongs from the front and walk around and load up on all the delicious goodies you think you can eat in a few days. They don't use any preservatives so it won't last forever but that doesn't matter because they're so good you'll want to eat it all when you get home. Don't be deterred by the lack of prices or labels, everything's basically under a dollar. Most everything I got was 75-85 cents with a couple of the "fancier" things being $1.25. Don't hesitate to ask them how much stuff is though. The priciest thing we got was a huge strawberry cup layered with whip cream and it was only $3.50. They also have tamales, fresh fruit and juices at the fruit bar. The "Mexican Wedding Cakes" or Polvorones are the best I've ever had. And if you have questions they're more than happy to answer them. I highly recommend this place.
Awesome! An authentic Mexican bakery! Something to counteract the clunky, big-box, themepark-like, tex-mex-esque, Don Pablos-type chains! (Andrea's not a fan.) I came upon this place looking for a quick bite before a carwash at Fast Eddie's across the street, and feeling curious. Had read some Yelp reviews about a place called Mama Ines not long ago (See "Mexican Bakery"), and saw the name on the sign. Had no idea it was just opening until I overheard someone mention it--apparently they were in a smaller venue previously. Business looked great that day; the place was thrumming with life. The facility is lovely, just very pleasant as soon as you walk in. Looks like they even have a banquet hall, all beautifully set up in white - I imagine for "Sweet Fifteen" Quinceañeras parties, but also weddings -- The cake displays in the windows were gorgeous. The atmosphere of the bakery did fill me with memories of travel to Mexico and Central America... Grab a tray and tongs and start working your way around the room. Prices are extremely reasonable for the various breads and pastries. (I hope noone talks her into inflating them, because that will be part of the draw - It is for me!) Be prepared that the pastries are not an overdose of sugar; they are more muted, often more of a sweet bread. I had a Mexican wedding cake type cookie, a crunchy pink macaroon (?) thing, and a guava-jelly turnover or pie. (They were out of cajeta ones, more's the pity... dulce de leche, akin to caramel.) I hit up the juice bar at the back for a fresh strawberry (licuado?). Divine!! A woman then helpfully directed me toward the more lunchish offerings I was targeting. Turns out she was the owner/proprietress, Rosa Montoya, very gracious and friendly, and clearly very personally involved! I had a delightful pork-with-green-sauce burrito. I have to be honest, the only undelightful thing about it was the bit more fat it had than I would have liked. In my experience (Central America, Asia), other countries/cultures do not so religiously trim the fat as many Americans do. Might be a difference of resources, or custom, or our desperate need to reduce our caloric intake generally. But I'm being picky in saying that, cuz it was one fine burrito! If you're a big eater, choose several - There were at least three kinds. I also had them pack me up some tamales from the steaming pots by the checkout... The two women there were quite friendly and apologized for not having perfect English - Again, this is an authentic experience! I LOVE knowing that the people cooking my Mexican food are... Mexican! (Or, Mexican-American. Or other Spanish-speaking.) And their English was fine, so they needn't have worried. I expect their non-Latino business will grow by leaps and bounds in their new location. I know this is a bakery, not a restaurant, but a suggestion I'd make is to create a little space outside with some casual tables, picnic tables or the like, just to munch at briefly before heading on your way. And, one thing I regret about this visit is not trying the Tres Leches cake! Next time. For now, I'm off to eat my tamales.
Great locally owned bakery. Was very very impressed with the baked selection. I love tres leches cake and theirs is one of the best I've ever had. Great selection, great prices, and friendly staff. Highly recommended. Plus tamales for $0.99!

(765) 446-2629

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Nori Japan

2415 Sagamore Pkwy S Ste A14A
Lafayette, 47905
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I love Nori Japan. The food is made fast and it is very tasty. It's different than Panda Express, their competition across the food court. But what really sells me is the people that work there. They are so polite and helpful. They recognize me (maybe not a great thing, showing that I eat there too often), always say hello, and (I'm pretty sure she's one of the owners) always remembers my order. They are just extremely friendly. Love that place!

(765) 447-6040

Japanese

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Heartland Pizza

4900 Main St
Lafayette, 47905
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Great Pizza! Glad to have a Pizza Shop in town again!

(765) 589-8000

Pizza

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Papa Murphy’s

2324 Teal Rd
Lafayette, 47905
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All around great. Pizza is wonderful and prices are nice.

(765) 471-1700

Pizza

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Long John Silver’s

2839 Teal Rd
Lafayette, 47905
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We haven't been to LJS in a very long time. Everybody wanted fish, so we decided to try it out. Their "Baskets" were a great value and included free soft drinks. The whole crew enjoyed the A&W rootbeer on tap. The baskets were almost more that we could consume. The staff people were very friendly and folks were all ringing the bell as they left. The food was great. They had hula hoops hanging by the jute-box and little kids had fun with them.

(765) 474-0304

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People’s Brewing Company

2006 N 9th St
Lafayette, 47904
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Awesome beers, great people. Getting growlers on Wednesday for 6 dollars is amazing. People's Pilsner is probably the best Pilsner I've ever had.
Have not been to the tasting room, nor have I tried the styles other than the IPA, so I will update this review accordingly as I continue to acquaint myself with everything People's related. That said, the IPA is truly an exceptional beer. One of the best IPAs I've ever had. It is very similar to Bell's Two-Hearted Ale, which is in my opinion the best high-powered IPA money can buy (some consider THA a double-IPA, but I think it's a bit tame compared to most of the stuff in that category, to say nothing of the triple IPAs). And, the fact that you can go to the brewery and fill up a growler for 4 bucks on Sundays is nothing short of FANFUCKINGTASTIC!! Well done, guys. You truly are a brewery by, for, and of the people!
People's Brewing Company is our local brewery. The beer is good, the people rock, and there's always good conversation at the bar. Keep in mind, People's is NOT a brewpub - it's a production brewery with a tap/tasting room. You can go and drink a pint or 10, get growlers and/or kegs filled, and hang out and talk. They have the legally-required-to-be-available food in the form of frozen/microwavable stuff, but there's no menu for it, and honestly, no one mentions it. It's a silly law anyway. All their beers are kick-ass. Mr. Brown, Trent Pale Ale, and Maltster have been my favorites. The Je-, er, I mean Amazon Princess IPA is also stellar. People's doesn't brew bad beer. It's not possible. Chris, Jessica, Abel, B, Sean, and Danyel are all awesome people and no matter which of them you run into, you'll see what I mean. :)

(765) 714-2777

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Sacred Grounds

724 Wabash Ave
Lafayette, 47905
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I really love this place. It's owned locally and it's Christian-owned (non-denominational). Very friendly and the coffee is basically the best coffee I've ever had. Local beans, lots of love, and a very chill atmosphere. I always feel safe and I can study here in total peace. Check out their Dirty Hippie or the Milky Way! Both are great choices.
WOW! come here you wont regret it. Oone day after taking a 9hr exam and hanging out in LAfayette of all places! Amazing coffee! Amazing space. Plenty of plugs. Warm And courteous staff. Awesome tables. And apparently they host Nashville artists!! GREAT COFFEE! + GREAT STAFF + and music = gem One thing wrong with this place is that its not where I live in chambana, il! Note: seems like its christian owned from the Christian music (which I happen to be very fond of, im catholic raised) and the design of the tables (the tables seem to have been designed with bible pages see the pictures.) Dont worry the place is not uncomfortable for atheists, agnostics, and or other creeds. Its a coffee shop! A great one! Note 2: im from Los Angeles and have lived in Philly, Boston and am very familiar with Chicago AND this is a great coffee shop!
The drip coffee was okay, but the food was incredible! The decor is also extremely charming, and the staff was very pleasant. Don't miss this spot!

(765) 429-8452

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Spot Tavern

409 S 4th St
Lafayette, 47901
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The Spot is one of my favorite places to go just to hang out. It's a little rough around the edges, but that just makes it feel more like home. Just somewhere to go and feel like you're among friends. There isn't a full bar, but the selection of beer and wine is rotated frequently and each one is worth a try. Service is quick. The bartenders are interesting and there's always a high probability of seeing the owner, who is one of the friendliest people I've ever met. There's free pool and good conversation, but one of the best features of the spot is the live music. Local and touring bands are always coming through. The bands are interesting and most will hang out after their shows to mingle. If you like any kind of music, the spot is for you. I've seen everything from folk and punk to indie and electronic. All in all, the spot is the best spot in town.
This is an awesome bar - the owner, Paul, Brings a lot of music into this community and always supports the creative arts scene. It's a seedy place with fun wall art and a painting of a vagina in the woman's bathroom! No nonsense at the bar - only beer and wine, but that doesn't stop you from having a good time. Beware that people smoke inside, so you will come out of there smelling a little smokey... The staff here are some of the friendliest I've ever met. Can't wait to come back!
This place is drrrrty, filthy. Love it. Beer selection is hipster...so is the crowd. Word, bro.

(765) 742-7989

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Great Harvest Bread Co

1500 Kossuth St
Lafayette, 47905
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I adore this place. The building itself is adorable, the manager always talks to the customers and is so great. And the bread itself is awesome! I first tried their stuff over at the Lafayette farmer's market where I saw a blueberry scone and needed it immediately. Then months later I went into the shop itself. The sandwiches are good, the breads are great, and the staff is always friendly and attentive.
I generally love Great Harvests. But I bought a bag of biscotti at this one and it probably shouldn't have been sold, it did not do them credit. I know biscotti is supposed to have a long shelf life but this tasted **old**. The price is higher than buying something mass-produced and I pay that price expecting GH's usual freshness and quality. Be prepared that they don't sell the "French"(?) "Home"(?) White in uncut rounds as they do at other locations either - I like this option because I think the bread is beautiful and because it seems to stay fresh longer, so it's a little disappointing for this basic flavor. And maybe it's different if you're a returning, recognized customer but I don't get the same warm vibe when you come in the door here as experienced at other locations -- No one's unpleasant of course! But it's just kind of neutral like any other business, which doesn't fit my impressions of Great Harvest. Maybe I've caught them at bad times, or maybe my expectations are high from elsewhere. But also, their samples here are slight compared to the generous slice you get at other locations. I'm still a fan of Great Harvest, though! Will give this one more tries, it looks like people love it.
We went here for luncheon sandwiches on very tasty bread and they were delicious; had the BLTs and some turkey and cheese on wheat. They have lots of breads here, including giving you a sample from a fresh-made loaf; we had apple crisp bread and it was awesome as a snack later! I kind of expected to get a cup of gourmet coffee as well but this is mainly about bread and cakes and cookies and things. The front entrance is the wheelchair accessible one, not the side door.

(765) 742-7323

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Jane’s Gourmet Deli & Catering

524 N 4th St
Lafayette, 47901
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I've eaten here a few times, and have never been disappointed. The wait staff and the time I have to wait for the food I've ordered is always quick. The owner has been present every time I've been here, and the staff is very knowledgeable about all items on the menu. I can understand why several different organizations hold their annual luncheon here. If you're looking for a good meal that's healthy and will fill you up, at good price, I'd recommend you go here. Jane and her staff will not disappoint you.
Fresh, whole delicious foods and friendly staff. Yum!
this place is alright for lunch if you're in the area. dining inside i found to be a bit awkward. staff is friendly enough, but the space just seemed cramped, as there were tables were more or less adjacent to a shopping area. i'd recommend takeout.

(765) 742-5000

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