Cafe, Retail Store, and Gourmet Sweet Shop
Open Wednesday-Saturday 11:00-3:00

Experience Batar's Cafe, Store, Sweet Shop, and events Hall surrounded by gardens, towering pines, and the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. Welcome to Batar...

"TOP 20 Destination Restaurants in Indiana": Indiana Tourism Bureau
"TOP 8 Restaurants" in Indiana: Only In Your State.com
"BEST Restaurant" in Seymour: Restaurant Guru!
"BEST Desserts" in Seymour: TripAdvisor!

RESERVATIONS (via phone only) are not required but are suggested in order to avoid a possible wait time even if you arrive at 11:00am opening. 812-522-8617
- Last seating for Lunch 2:15
- Dessert only 2:30

Cafe Batar. Come inside, sit back and enjoy a cool iced tea. Satisfy your appetite with our luncheon menu offering freshly made hot and cold sandwiches, homemade soups, chicken wraps, and our popular Sampler Plate. Dessert? Enjoy home-baked cobblers, cakes and seasonal specials. Top it off with freshly brewed gourmet coffee or tea. Reservations are accepted but not required. See our MENU page for info.  MENU

Shop Batar. After you enjoy lunch be sure to shop Batar featuring gifts to give, or something special for yourself. We feature unique items for the home and kitchen, as well as over 25 flavors of hot and cold teas. Come back often to see what's new!

Sweet Batar. Our hand-decorated sugar cookies and Completely Edible Cookie Boxes are one-of-a-kind, and perfect for special occasions. Fresh-baked classics like Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodles, and Brownies are offered daily. See the Sweets!

Events Hall. Muscatatuck Hall is now booking dates for April thru November 2024! Make your event even more special by renting our unique Hall overlooking the Refuge: Birthday and anniversary parties. Bridal and Baby showers, Family and Class reunions, and Celebration-of-Life memorial services. Click here for rental info.

Take a leisurely stroll through our gardens that adjoin one of the area's top tourist attractions: the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge.

Our lunches are proudly served on vintage Wedgwood Countryside Blue China. Some pieces show signs of wear but that's okay because just like people, age adds character. Besides, they were made to be used, and we love sharing them with our friends.

• Open 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Cafe reservations are accepted but not required.

Group Outings
See GROUPS (at the top of this page) for details.

Rules of Relaxation
• No cell phone conversations inside the dining rooms (texting, taking/sharing photos is okay). Our goal is to provide a calm, quiet place that allows people to relax for a short time in their busy lives. Your cooperation is appreciated. Violators will be covered in strawberry glaze and tied down to an ant hill.
• Food made or purchased outside of Cafe Batar may NOT be brought inside - including birthday cakes. (Sorry, health code regulations!)

So, what does 'BATAR' mean, anyway?
Batar is a combination of three things:
1. "BA" is from Barbara. One of Batar's founders.
2. "TA" is from Tammy. The other Batar founder.
3. "R" stands for the REST of us. It's for all the other people behind the scenes that make this place what it is.

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That's where you can see what's going on this week, as well as galleries of our GARDENS, CAFE, SWEET SHOP, EVENTS and more. Go here and click LIKE to follow us.

Whether this is your first visit or you're returning for the umpteenth time, we at Batar extend to you a heartfelt
Thank You!


Anonymous said...

I am so excited to see that you are opening March 13th. After the winter we've had I am ready for some "BATAR!"

Anonymous said...

My sister and I came back today from Ohio for a visit to our favorite place to eat, shop and look and just hang and if you have never come here you MUST. The staff is great and so helpful and the owners are just down right the nicest people you will ever meet. I have brought my church group here and hopefully one day all my granddaughters. I just wish I lived closer. Please give this place a try it is a place I NEVER worry about paying for my trip because the staff and owner go beyond 110% to please you. And that makes you happy in a lot of ways. And if you are not in the Christmas mood you will soon get into it. This spot will be in Heaven as the only spot to eat at.

Terry said...

Today is Good Friday 2017!
We have gone to BATAR Café several times in 2016 and it is our absolute favorite place to get away to when we want to take a drive. The drive from Bedford to Seymour is not a factor for us because we always love how we are treated and the atmosphere of BATAR people. As soon as you walk in the door it is like you are home again to a wonderful experience you have gone through before and missed till now. Everyone treats you as though you are a long lost relative just returning for a meal with the family. It is homey and so down to earth from the time you first walk in.
The waitresses are excellent and always find time to chat and welcome you back but still are so efficient and quick to wait on you. Jim & I had the daily special of Chicken Gumbo and Quiche Lorraine and they both were unbelievably good. Every soup I have ever eaten at BATAR and their quiche are just so fantastic!
The food combined with the meticulous little café with its beautiful art handiwork by the owner with her special talents in decorating is so wonderful. I love the Wedgewood China pattern our meal is served on and the little tea cups. They have gone to extremes to capture the old things we always loved when growing up such as the beautiful, big, white China Cabinet just captivates me with the Chinaware of years ago. The little things make such a difference and we notice them.
Today the birds entertained us outside our window, while we were eating. We were at my favorite table in the Cherry Room and the forest type setting that you can view outside from your table is so nice. The woodpeckers, purple martins, doves, cardinals and blue jays were so awesome. They think of everything, we had a pair of binoculars to use for our viewing pleasure. On our way out, I had to buy my Aunt and Uncle a couple of specially decorated Easter Cookies that they will love. Then, we walked among the huge trees and enjoyed the new blossoms of the Magnolia Bushes with their wonderful fragrance. It felt enchanting to walk among the wildlife refuge, as it was designated by a sign. It was a real enjoyable afternoon. We love our special place tucked in the woods.
Thank you all at BATAR for always creating a special day for us,
Jim & Teresa Whitt 327 Glenview Drive Bedford, IN

Seth Smith said...

My last visit to BATAr restaurant was awesome. I tried a few new dishes, and enjoyed them a lot with my family! Recommend it to everyone.
- Seth at Merehead

Litso Travels said...

In 2016, we went to BATAR Café multiple times. It is our absolute favorite place to go when we want to go for a drive. We don't mind driving from Bedford to Seymour because we always enjoy the way we are treated and the atmosphere there. It feels like you've returned home to a wonderful experience you've missed up until this point when you walk through the door. You are treated by everyone as if you are a long-lost relative who has just arrived for a meal with the family. When you first walk in, it feels like home and is so real.
The waitresses are excellent; they always make time to talk to you and welcome you back, but they also wait on you quickly and efficiently. The Quiche Lorraine and Chicken Gumbo on the daily special for Jim and me were incredible. The quiche and every soup I've ever eaten at BATAR are simply to die for! Did you want to know about best restaurants calhoun ga visit the site