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The Cafe

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712 Brent Street, Louisville, KY 40204
+1 502-589-9191
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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San Francisco, California
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Four of us were out and about exploring Louisville. We visited the stoneware factory across the street and would next go to M.A. Hadley in the Butchertown area. We had to stop at our host's favorite haunt for good, inexpensive food. We weren't the only ones that wantted to get out of the rain and waited for 45 minutes for... More 

Thank Mary E
Louisville, Kentucky
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I've reviewed The Cafe several times over the past five years. The reviews have always been stellar. I love this restaurant. However, I had a disappointing visit this morning. I ordered something I'd never had before, the mixed grill hash with scrambled egg on top. The plate was piled high with food. The toast was nice as were the fried... More 

Thank Lonnie H
Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were very pleased with all we ordered. Sandwich types were great and everything was fresh. One of us got the waffle which was also perfect. We got a slice of cake which was enough for three two share and it was also fantastic. Reasonably priced as well.

Thank J D
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The Cafe has never disappointed. Great breakfast and lunch. Worth the wait! Also, box lunches for corporate and school events. Check out this gem on Brent St.

Thank Rootdr
Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Have been here twice.Both times we have been very happy with food and service.If you come at noon expect a wait. Loved their hot brown !!

Thank Knappdw
Louisville, Kentucky
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I've had lunch at The Cafe and have always been pleased. Today, I had the soup and sandwich combo. The soup was tomato dill which was delicious. It came out with some fresh French-type bread and butter. I wish I had just ordered an entire bowl of soup since the accompanying bread was filling, rather than the Lunch Combo that... More 

Thank Janine818
Louisville, KY
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went as a group - 8 people to celebrate a friend's retirement. The food is always good and reasonably priced for what you get. The food servings are more than sufficient and delicious. The service was good and the food was brought out in a timely manner. All good things when you are dining out and especially with a... More 

Thank KathyandJon15
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I got the 3 egg omelette, added spinach and portobello mushrooms and man was it perfect! Eggs tasted farm fresh, light and fluffy! The Italian toast was soooo good! I love the vibe of this redone warehouse! I will most definitely be back! Oh, and the cakes and cupcakes look delicious!

Thank Cherry N
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I haven't lived in Louisville for many years. But I have designated the Café as the new tradition for where my daughter and I lunch to catch up and connect during my infrequent Louisville visits. On my last trip several years ago I ate every meal for 3 days at the Café. I had breakfast there and got lunch and... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in to the Cafe on a Wednesday afternoon. It was late enough that there wasn't a crowd. I ordered the tuna melt sandwich (King Louis I think?). Fantastic sandwich. The tuna salad was had lots of flavor and the toasted baguette had great texture. My wife had the roasted chicken sandwich. It was also quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 13
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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 Street, Louisville, KY 40204
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?