Good Morning Mama’s

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Good Morning Mama’s

Good Morning Mama’s is one of our favorite places to eat breakfast in the Indianapolis area on a sunny Saturday morning. Rooster and I love the place. #Good Morning Mama’s #Indianapolis #Indiana #embrodery

Childhood story

When I was a little girl, my mother taught me to embroider. My Mama was from the south. She considered it important for daughters to know how to sew before they reached maturity. However, she grew up in an age before you ran to Walmart decorative items. Embroidery was a way to add a little color to the home. Even a person living in poverty could enjoy a piece of art if the woman in the house knew how to embroider the edges of pillowcases and dish towels. She bought iron-on transfers at the Woolworths downtown.

We spent an afternoon pressing them onto the edge of a pillowcase. She taught me the straight stitch, and what she referred to as the fill-in stitch. I spent an entire summer sewing with thick shades of blue thread to create a magnificent bluebird of happiness. I loved the process of making that bird.

Explains why I was first attracted to Good Morning Mama’s

Therefore, I write this childhood story to explain why I was first attracted to the little corner restaurant on 54th Street in Indianapolis. The eating establishment, which was once an old filling station, has a bluebird next to its name like the one I spent so many hours stitching when I was a child.


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Good Morning Mama’s is one of those little neighborhood restaurants springing up all over the city of Indianapolis, which specializes in breakfast and brunch. Rooster and I have dined here many times over the years. It is a perfect example of taking a space, which had the possibility of becoming a derelict property and turning it into an adventure destination.

Good Morning Mama’s used to be an old filling station

The old neighborhood filling station becomes one of the most interesting places to eat in the city with the strokes of a paintbrush on the outside of the building. The color scheme of Good morning Mama’s will make your eyes pop open as soon as you pull into the parking lot. The atmosphere is old-style diner from the 1950s done in bright colors of canary yellow, fuchsia pink, and teal green. The color scheme makes me feel cheerful and nostalgic.



The atmosphere would be nothing but window dressing if it wasn’t backed up by good food. I have sampled many meals here and have never been disappointed. The menu contains a lot of the normal breakfast bacon and eggs type food, but Good Morning Mama’s is also the only restaurant I know of in Indianapolis where fried spam is included on the menu. In the past, I have tried both the Hawaiian Loco Moco and The Hoosier Loco Moco.

Good Morning Mama’s has the best French toast

I enjoyed both versions. In my opinion, this restaurant has the best French toast in the city of Indianapolis. The morning mimosa is also one of the house specialty drinks. They have excellent coffee. I ordered The So-Bro chicken on this visit. Rooster had the Western omelet. Neither of us was disappointed. The service was prompt and efficient. Rooster and I spent a pleasant morning in the colorful diner, which gave us a good start on our Saturday morning adventure. The only downside of the visit was it was too cold to sit outside in the garden area. Rooster and I will definitely make a return trip.

If you’re in the Indianapolis area, set your GPS to 1001 E. 54th Street. You’ll recognize the place by the bright bluebird painted on the front of the yellow building. You should know a few things before you make the trip.

This restaurant is a popular breakfast spot with locals. You should expect at least a thirty-minute wait before you get a table. The color scheme is very bright, so if you don’t want to be put in a happy mood you should stay home. If you’re looking for good food in a fun nostalgic atmosphere, you should head for Good Morning Mama’s. The Blue Bird of Happiness is waiting for you there.

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana, who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures click here.

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Published by henhouselady

I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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