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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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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204-1804
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cafe has been a favorite of mine for over ten years. Wow. I can't believe I just said that. The name is short, but the flavor is BIG! They have a ton of sandwiches to choose from if you're heading there for lunch, or...More

Thank MrCMartin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us ladies went to Louisville for a girl trip. A local recommended this restaurant to us. After looking at the menu on-line, we knew it was just what we wanted. We arrived during the lunch hour, and it was VERY busy. They said...More

Thank kmrinky
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This is a favorite go to place. There is so many great dishes to savor!! The staff are very friendly and very good!! The Art Nouveau salad is a feast!! The benedictine will fill your craving and the Chicken salad is a staple for me...More

Thank Michele S
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely breakfast and brunch spot. Very eclectic in decor so you aren't bored or feel like you're in the same old depressing place. The food was delicious. The bread is tasty. My friends got both sandwiches and omelettes and ate EVERYTHING. I got breakfast and...More

Thank jlbaker4134
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

My friends and I love to go to the cafe..everything they have is wonderful. I love their tuna mission ,my husband always gets an omelette and one friend always gets a salad..we love it! We go to Louisville stoneware since it's next door...another friend and...More

Thank Debbie E
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

While running from Hurricane Irma we ended up for several days in Louisville. Tired of predictable chain restaurants, I went on TA to look for a place off the beaten track that served lunch outside on a beautiful day. Carefully following the GPS, we found...More

Thank William J
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great selection of sandwiches and salads, service was fast and prices are very reasonable. We will definitely be eating at The Cafe again!

Thank Jenn R
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch and enjoyed my favorite sandwich platter, the Edwardian. It's so large you can easily take a "to-go" box home...but I "forced" myself to eat the whole thing. 😉 Staff is friendly and attentive. If you have room left for dessert be...More

Thank TrishA4
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Took our daughter/in-law out for breakfast. Service was prompt and courteous. Coffee was refilled several times. Menu is broad and deep with all your favorites; prices are reasonable for the amount of food served. Have been here before and will return again soon.

1  Thank Red4life270
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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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