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The Cafe

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712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204-1804
+1 502-589-9191
07:00 - 16:00
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I reviewed foods to eat before leaving Kentucky and the Hot Brown was mentioned. The Cafe was voted in the top 10 places to get a Hot Brown, so we went. The restaurant isn't much on the outside, but once inside, it is amazing. The wait staff was so friendly, the place was decorated so cute and the food was... More 

Thank Patty A
Louisville, Kentucky
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The family had brunch at The Cafe. Some had breakfast and 1 had lunch. Service was impeccable and the food was very good. Enjoy the food because they have a lot to offer.

Thank Greg K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We love coming here and so do our kids. The staff is always excellent. Grab a piece of cake before you head home!

Thank Munny25
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

It is a quirky, unpretentious Restaurant that consistently delivers fantastic food. Mismatched chairs, no waiting space all add to the charm. Plus, you are treated to the presence of the fabulous dessert table before you even are seated at your table. Everyone that works there is pleasant and nonplussed by the crowed, noisiness that is The Cafe. Service is excellent.... More 

Thank Karen F
Plainview, New York
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142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The restaurant is not in a great, aesthetic location, under an overpass with a train going by. That said, once inside, it is very warm, welcoming, charming restaurant, with all different chandeliers hanging from the ceiiling. Staff are attentive/friendly. Menu has interesting options. A lot of food, they put bacon or some meat in, but you could ask them to... More 

Thank purple8293
Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was great! We went around noon, but because breakfast is served all day, we skipped over lunch and found ourselves with many orders of delicious omelettes, fruit plates, and oatmeal. This restaurant is VERY reasonable priced and the fruit is good fruit - strawberries, blueberries, apples, grapes, pineapple and some melon. The only downside is that when it's... More 

Thank Meghan C
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Today for lunch I had Huevos Rancheros it was a very hearty and delicious dish. The base of the dish is a hearty serving of red potatoes. Topped with chorizo sausage, green chili, green onions, fresh tomatoes& shredded cheddar cheese! Simply amazing!… To top it off for dessert I had a turtle brownie! OMG! Wow!

Thank Evan R
Denver, Colorado
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230 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

A friend suggested we have lunch at The Cafe saying it was good and near another place she wanted to show me. We arrived slightly after 1:30 on a Friday afternoon and the place was still busy from lunch. I thought that a good sign. We were promptly taken to a table and immediately waited on by a very pleasant... More 

1 Thank wayne w
Louisville, Kentucky
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Lunch was great as usual. The tomato soup and pimento sandwich were excellent. The only complaint is that it is so crowded, and we were there by 11:30. Service was attentive and good. Parking is a challenge. Looked like lots of Christmas parties. Sal and Cindy, the owners, do such a good job.

Thank Pam G
Novi, Michigan
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247 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The outside is not impressive. But the inside is terrific. All different chandeliers are hanging. Old fashioned stoves are used for great decor. It is so cute! The food is very, very good. The service is perfect. Take home a piece of cake, It takes 3 days to eat it!

Thank Davidamy617

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$13
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-589-9191
Fresh American Cuisine

Ample portions of fresh, home-cooked food with a southern accent served with love in an artistically eclectic-industrial setting. That's why The Cafe has gathered legions of loyal customers and friends since 1996.

Experienced restaurateurs Sal and Cindy Rubino delight in offering one of Louisville's most rewarding, affordable breakfast and lunchtime dining experiences. Sal can often be found "out front" greeting and serving guests, while Cindy has drawn on her decades of diverse cooking experience to develop the Cafe's unique menu of hearty breakfasts and mouth-watering pastries, satisfying sandwiches, elegant salads, hearty soups, and decadent desserts.

The Cafe's inviting setting is a big part of its appeal. Located in a creatively restored old warehouse on the eastern edge of downtown Louisville, we may not look like much from the outside, but don't let that fool you! Once inside, you will fall in love with this one-of-a-kind dining experience. So much so that you may want to share a wedding rehearsal, anniversary party or some other important evening event with us!

The Cafe's breakfast and lunch customers are an interesting mix of people from all walks of life, all enjoying delicious food at an exceptional value.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?