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The Cafe

712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204-1804
+1 502-589-9191
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“cakes” (17 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 2 days ago via mobile

The lunch menu is extensive and it was difficult for me to decide. Luckily the Pick Two options which included Half Sandwich and Cup of Soup helped me narrow it down. And, they come with a side and a house made cookie! The Tomato Dill...More

Thank TNMom24
Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank LeeAuburn
Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank G_Louisville
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago 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

Thank PlainTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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 19 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
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Are there gluten-free options?
23 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.
Todd, We would prefer to stay at Bourbon Manor as are trip will be taking us from Louisville to Bardstown to Loretto (Maker's Mark fans). If we wanted privacy, quiet and maybe a jetted tub, which room would you recommend? Stairs are not an issue!
16 June 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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
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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.