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Lite Side Cafe & Bakery

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2063 Hwy 453, Grand Rivers, KY
+1 270-362-4586
08:00 - 14:00
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Franklin, IN
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice recently. Once for breakfast and once for lunch. Homemade soups, stews, bread, muffins, etc. The bison burger is served on a homemade roll and is just an awesome treat. Every time we visit we also get some of Irene's muffins or other baked treats. This is a little gem you won't want to miss.

Thank Nancy T
Nokomis, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Cute family run cafe with delicious homemade muffins. Sandwiches looked good too. The staff was very welcoming and friendly.

Thank Jo Ann B
Milan, Illinois
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We found this cafe while driving through town looking for some breakfast. We were staying on our sail boat in Kentucky Lake and wanted to eat breakfast out. We came upon this cafe and there were several cars parked out front, so we decided it must be good place. We were right!!! Everything was homemade and delicious!!! Muffins, pancakes, breakfast... More 

Thank PlayaTravelers
Kuttawa, Kentucky
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This small cafe has the most delicious muffins. They have the calories listed for each one and they run 200 calories or less. They also have a small dining area where they serve a limited menu for breakfast and lunch. Really yummy. Try the dinner rolls too.

Thank Roamfreely
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This was our 1st time here. Wow was that a delicious brunch!! We shared the top 2 recommended choices for brunch: French Toast (much more eggy the way we like it) & Breakfast Casserole. Mmmm mmmm. The owner brought out they're popular homemade fresh bread, too. Wow, next time we're gonna have to call ahead & order a loaf to... More 

1 Thank William R
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Another great breakfast! Probably the best carrot cake that I ever tasted, also. We spent the weekend and went here twice. We needed more carrot cake! Very nice and Irene and Bob are always wonderful!

1 Thank cpgrn
Glasgow, Kentucky
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were in Grand Rivers for the weekend. The cafe/bakery was recommended to us upon checking in at our cottage. We ended up coming both days for breakfast. It was fabulous. We even took muffins with us. The French toast and breakfast casserole was delicious also. The owners and staff are just as nice as can be.... More 

1 Thank MOwens1214
Hermann, Missouri
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a true mom and pop gem. These people get up at the crack of dawn and prepare the best breads and muffins you have every sunk you teeth into. There breakfast and lunch you can tell is make from the love of baking. This cute couple Irene and Bob make you feel right at home with a... More 

1 Thank bethwalker2015
Fenton, Missouri
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was the best culinary find of our long-weekend road trip through Kentucky! Irene is an incredibly nice lady, and the muffins that she makes are to die for. It's a shame that the bakery is only open Thurs-Sun, or we would've been there every morning. Thankfully, since we knew they would be closed on Monday we got a couple... More 

2 Thank Becky G
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Breakfast is very good at this eatery. We have been annually going to breakfast here for about 5 years now when we reunite with our friends. Irene is a wonderful hostess and her place is very well decorated, decorated with her touch, not like the usual décor you see. There are places to sit outside as well. Service is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2063 Hwy 453, Grand Rivers, KY
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Grand Rivers
  • Phone Number: +1 270-362-4586
Fresh Foods; Breakfast & Lunch. Open from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday thru Sunday. They have THE BEST home made LOW FAT muffins I've ever tasted. You can order their muffins to be shipped anywhere as well. Delightful and moist...you cannot tell they are low fat at all. I've also had their Chicken Quesadila's; Wick (Roast Beef & Cheese on a home made roll); Foccacia; and everything they serve is very good. Fresh baked each day. I highly recommend this little bakery. Outside dining with a few tables indoors as well. They take all major credit cards. Located 3 miles from the north entrance to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation area. You can also buy a picnic basket lunch! I love it!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?