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