Spotlight on Bistro 501 Brunch

Welcome to the Bistro, located in the historic Lahr building in downtown Lafayette! Lafayette, Indiana has plenty to offer on a Sunday stroll through downtown, and specifically, that stroll should consist of a stop for Sunday brunch at Bistro 501.

Bistro 501 is an integral base to the Greater Lafayette, IN community, having been established for a couple of decades. Keep reading for some fun information about Bistro 501 with a special twist highlighting their Sunday brunch!

About Bistro 501

Bistro 501 sits in Downtown Lafayette, IN on the corner of Main and 5th St. This area’s one of our favorites for a few reasons: it’s on a beautiful brick road; the Lafayette, IN Farmer’s Market is here on Saturdays May – October; and it’s a brief walk to the Wabash or to some great Lafayette, IN staples (such as McCord’s!). Fun fact: this location actually used to be a Piggly Wiggly grocery store!

The Buckley family owns and operates Bistro 501. “The Buckley’s consist of twin sisters Cheyenne and Theresa, and their mother Mary. Theresa, a long term staff member, manager, pastry chef and retired server/bartender put more than 9 years of love and hard work into Bistro 501 while working for her friends and mentors Gabrielle and Helen Meyer. It is truly as if the restaurant has stayed in the same family. In keeping with the family tradition, Cheyenne and Mary joined the team. Moving from Vermont to become the executive chef, Cheyenne is a force in the kitchen. Her food and menus portray a love for cuisine and for Bistro’s guests that our regulars adore. The menus are refreshed every season with new inspirations and exciting ingredients. Cheyenne is also a beacon to her kitchen staff, who have all pledged so much of their time and energy to her food mission. They will all tell you that this comes with many rewards of tutelage, guidance and growth. Her intuition and creativity is only matched by her masterful ability to coax flavors and warmth from every dish. Mary will meet you at the door with a warm smile and a story. Her place is definitely mingling with Bistro guests: new and established. She has many years in the hospitality industry and has always put the guests needs front and center. This shows when you dine at Bistro and she is at the helm. She is always eager to bend an ear to suggestions, compliments, concerns, or simply hear how you are doing. If you walk in to Bistro 501 you are part of our family before you leave; and she makes sure of that.”

Representing Greater Lafayette, IN on the big screen, Cheyenne appeared on “Guy’s Grocery Games” on the Food Network in 2017.

Bistro 501 Brunch

Brunch at the Bistro runs from 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. every Sunday. Seasons change, as do the menus with each season, so be sure to check the latest menu before you go. Then, be sure to frequent each season. All them to show off their art and impress each time you return! Here are some photos of specific menu items, but for more information about the full menu available, click here!

Shishito peppers with house made chipotle dipping sauce.
French Press available for an order of traditional Fresh Roast coffee. It’s strong and bold. Check out this beautiful pot it’s served in! These only accentuate the decor of the entire building. You’ll be impressed by the classic, traditional French style decor.
Chicken and Waffle: Buttermilk fried chicken, Belgian waffle, spiced butter-pecan syrup, whipped apple-butter butter
Breakfast Tamales: Pork tamales, ranchera sauce, sunny egg, queso fresco, avocado, crema, blue corn chips, cilantro, chorizo
Pad Thai with grilled shrimp
Money bread with glazed pecans and delicious cream cheese whip

Learn all about Bistro 501’s special events and additional information on the Bistro 501 Facebook Page!

Information and photos taken of Bistro 501 facebook page and website.


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