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The Cafe

712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204-1804
+1 502-589-9191
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (66 reviews)
“sandwiches” (22 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204-1804
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

My soulmate and I both had Good Friday off work and decided to go out to breakfast since we rarely do that. She asked me to pick a new spot and after a brief internet search I found the Café. I can't believe I had...More

1  Thank Victor T
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I'm a local and have been eating here for 10+ years. If you like fresh, gourmet food...you'll love it here. The atmosphere is unique and the service is excellent! The menu has a variety annnnd if you love dessert...don't leave without it!! 😋🥗🥙🍲🍪🍰

Thank bluesbabee
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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...More

Thank Patty A
Reviewed 18 March 2017 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
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
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...More

1  Thank Karen F
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...More

Thank purple8293
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 -...More

Thank Meghan C
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...More

Thank Evan R
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....More

1  Thank wayne w
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there gluten-free options?
22 September 2016|
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. However, you can call them at 502-654-8934. Remember, they are only open until 4 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$13
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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