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Bloomingpedia:This week's featured article/2006 Week 38

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The Runcible Spoon is an eclectic coffee house on Sixth Street near Indiana University. Serving gourmet coffee and full meal service, the "Spoon" has been a longtime favorite of University students and local residents. They are known throughout the area to have a bathroom with a fishbowl in the bathtub. The name, Runcible Spoon, comes from a children's story about love, adventure, nature, and whimsy: "They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon." Elements from the story and the main characters, the owl and the pussycat, are evident throughout the restaurant's decor.

The Runcible Spoon was opened in 1976 by an IU Ph.D student, Jeff Danielson. It occupied part of the first floor of its current location.

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