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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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“cakes” (22 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204-1804
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Small upscale type diner in a strange location. I'm not gonna lie... I was questioning the location at first. But my group was pleasantly surprised. The service was very nice and very friendly. The only complaint would be the amount of time it took to...More

Thank tymas
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Always crowded because everything is so good. Many entrees can be split between two. Save room for desert as the cakes are outstanding and the bread pudding is one of the best in the south.

1  Thank Charles D
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This restaurant is always crowded at lunch, so expect a wait. The service is good, and the servers are knowledgeable. I would recommend their chili and any of their sandwiches. Soup and one of their enormous half (their half sandwiches is bigger than most restaurants...More

1  Thank haroldjh
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I've been wanting to try this spot for a while and finally made it today. It was a bit difficult to find and if I wasn't looking for it I'm not sure I'd see it. It's a very quaint cafe with plenty of nostalgic charm....More

1  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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

1  Thank TNMom24
Reviewed 21 May 2017 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

1  Thank LeeAuburn
Reviewed 19 May 2017 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

1  Thank G_Louisville
Reviewed 9 May 2017 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 May 2017 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

1  Thank PlainTraveler
Reviewed 23 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
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22 September 2016|
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Response from SalRubino | Property representative |
Yes. All of our salads are gluten free and any of our sandwiches could be made gluten free by substituting either gluten free whole grain or gluten free white bread
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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