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North End Cafe

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$$$
Clifton
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1722 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-3106 (Mellwood Avenue and William Street)
502-896-8770
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast was amazing

I tried the corn beef hash and it was excellent. Handcut with lots of potato and onion and just the right amount of spice. The wait staff is attentive and this place is a great find.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Luke M
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Thomaston, Georgia
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Thomaston, Georgia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I tried the corn beef hash and it was excellent. Handcut with lots of potato and onion and just the right amount of spice. The wait staff is attentive and this place is a great find.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I ate here for lunch after a shopping spree. We were very hungry so we started with an appetizer, the fried goat cheese ravioli. Wow! It was so good and hit the spot! For lunch I wanted something different that I couldn't get anywhere else so I chose the Bacon Apple Bleu sandwich. It exceeded my expectations!... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

First time visit, found it on Yelp! We just left the airport looking for brunch. Atmosphere and food are good, but service was below our expectations. I would love to learn more about a local restaurants like this. But the staff offered no insight. We even asked another server - young, slender man - about the area and statues outside.... More 

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Got here at noon on a Saturday after 30 min wait our party of two was seated. 10 min later our waitress appeared and we ordered water and our entrees nearly 40 minutes later we had no food. The waitress apologized and said manager offered no excuse but would give a free dessert. First the manager should have need there... More 

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Bay Village
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The manager was around to meet with customers and he was very nice. Liked that breakfast could be ordered at night. A nice selection on the menu, when returning to Louisville this will be a stop.

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Christoffel National Park, Curacao
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We recently held our son's rehearsal dinner at North End Cafe and I couldn't have been more pleased. The service was wonderful and the food FANTASTIC. It was a perfect location for a perfect night. Thanks Christopher and Lauren!

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Orlando
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102 reviews 102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My Husband and I went here for Date Night. We had excellent service, kuddos to Jon. We were greeted with waters in hand and a fresh bread service. The Red Mussels were amazing, the sauce has BACON in it, who doesn't love BACON?! We ordered: The New York Strip (good portion for him) which came with broccoli and mashed potatoes... More 

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Winston Salem
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

In looking for a good breakfast spot near downtown Louisville, a friend recommended the North End Cafe on Frankfort Ave. It turned our to be a wonderful recommendation. Good selection of breakfast items including vegetarian offerings. Enjoyed a well-prepared spinach and mushroom omelette while my husband filled up with the Hearty Breakfast plate. He grudgingly shared his serving of creamy... More 

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Madison, Indiana
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104 reviews 104 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We met here with a large family group (12) and had a great time. The service was very prompt and friendly and the management even came by to check on us which goes a long way in my book. Everyone's meal was very good. The mussel appetizers are excellent. My wife is a big scallop fan and their scallops and... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We had hopes of a great dinner out. What we found here was just so-so. With so many outstanding restaurants in Louisville, this one will not be on our list of favorites. I've had lunch there a few times and enjoyed the food. Dinner didn't shine. Salmon was overcooked, bland and coated with too much oil. Risotto cake was flavorless,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1722 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-3106
    (Mellwood Avenue and William Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Clifton
  • Neighborhood: Clifton
  • Phone Number: 502-896-8770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?