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The Cafe

712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204-1804
+1 502-589-9191
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“cakes” (24 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 6 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a hot brown while in town. We will be returning to The Cafe for our hot brown every time we are in town. The price was right, the atmosphere is very family friendly, and our waitress was fantastic, so very friendly!...More

Thank cbfd516
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Obviously the heat today sent people out to lunch. The Cafe was full and with good reason. The food was excellent! I opted, after much thought, for the omelette and a good choice it was too. It oozed of cheddar cheese, but of course I...More

Thank vickib246
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We finished up ogling at Louisville Stoneware and stopped here for lunch. The inside was filled but the patio had available seating. It was hot and humid; we should have waited for an inside table! I enjoyed an omelet with very mediocre fruit salad that...More

Thank Artichoke05
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I was in a tour group with 22 other people and our server was awesome in taking our orders and keeping everything straight. The bathroom was nice and clean despite the fact that the place was packed. The food was incredible. The roast chicken sandwich...More

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely outdoor lunch with friends weekday. Although warm, we greatly appreciated the outdoor seating with an umbrella shading us from direct sun. Chicken salad with fruit was our luncheon of choice. We were not disappointed. Our inly regret is that we failed to...More

Thank VAD859
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We have had breakfast in most of the breakfast restaurants in Louisville. We decided to try The Cafe on the advice of our great neice, Audry. It was amazing! The food was excellent as was the service and the atmosphere. I knew going in it...More

Thank indpdntwm1
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Small upscale type diner in a strange location. I'm not gonna lie... I was questioning the location at first. But my group was pleasantly surprised. The service was very nice and very friendly. The only complaint would be the amount of time it took to...More

Thank tymas
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Always crowded because everything is so good. Many entrees can be split between two. Save room for desert as the cakes are outstanding and the bread pudding is one of the best in the south.

1  Thank Charles D
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This restaurant is always crowded at lunch, so expect a wait. The service is good, and the servers are knowledgeable. I would recommend their chili and any of their sandwiches. Soup and one of their enormous half (their half sandwiches is bigger than most restaurants...More

1  Thank haroldjh
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I've been wanting to try this spot for a while and finally made it today. It was a bit difficult to find and if I wasn't looking for it I'm not sure I'd see it. It's a very quaint cafe with plenty of nostalgic charm....More

1  Thank Jim S
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Elizabeth R
9 May 2018|
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Response from amandae942 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast is served all day.
22 September 2016|
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Response from SalRubino | Property representative |
Yes. All of our salads are gluten free and any of our sandwiches could be made gluten free by substituting either gluten free whole grain or gluten free white bread
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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, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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