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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” (68 reviews)
“cakes” (21 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204-1804
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This was an exceptional breakfast experience for our large family group. The location is off the beaten path a bit but worth the effort to find. We were seated quickly outside in the patio area. The server was very prompt and friendly. Every breakfast entree...More

1  Thank LeeAuburn
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The Cafe is one of those great spots that is always bustling and there's a good reason: consistently great food and service. The eclectic decor and diverse clientele just add to the overall experience. The food is excellent! Save room for dessert--the tuxedo cake is...More

1  Thank G_Louisville
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and great service! Everyone loved their selection. Desserts are amazing. The Cafe is a hidden gem.

Thank Ronda H
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

One of us likes breakfast and the other likes lunch. One of us always orders coffee and the other always orders iced tea. Never have had a bad meal here. On this last visit one of us had the country chicken salad which was greens...More

1  Thank PlainTraveler
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Food was great. Staff was friendly. Atmosphere was eclectic. Dessert was fabulous. We sat outside and enjoyed our meal.

Thank Michele H
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
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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