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The Cafe

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712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204-1804
+1 502-589-9191
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 Soup was tasty and was served with fresh French bread. Out of the dozen or... More 

Thank TNMom24
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 our party had was excellent with plentiful portions. Highly recommend.

Thank LeeAuburn
Louisville, KY
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162 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 amazing!!

Thank G_Louisville
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Chicago, IL
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110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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 with slices of roasted chicken breast along with chopped nuts, apple slices, and grapes. The... More 

Thank PlainTraveler
Washington, Illinois, United States
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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
Lanesville, Indiana
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 not been let alone heard of this wonderful breakfast spot. It has ample indoor and... More 

Thank Victor T
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 wait staff was so friendly, the place was decorated so cute and the food was... More 

Thank Patty A
Louisville, Kentucky
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$13
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?