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North End Cafe

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1722 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-3106 (Mellwood Avenue and William Street)
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Try the Breakfast

Breakfast is served all day, and it is delicious. The specialty fruit pancakes are amazing. Good service and atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lindsay F
Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast is served all day, and it is delicious. The specialty fruit pancakes are amazing. Good service and atmosphere.

1 Thank Lindsay F
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice break for dining. The menu is teeming with appetizers and entrees for a diverse group of preferences. Ambience is comfortable and in warmer weather outdoor dining is an option.

2 Thank Dubioustrvlr
Louisville, Kentucky
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Breakfast here is always a safe and enjoyable bet! Extensive and carried menu with classic standards and more innovative choices. Also have gluten free pancakes YAY!!! I love coming her for breakfast and enjoying their coffee and outdoor seating. I've also gotten breakfast to go many times and it's equally as good.

1 Thank kagray3
Tulsa, OK
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We found this place when we were exploring along Frankfort (The Avenue) in Louisville. It was a little after noon and it was packed, but we were seated almost immediately. Hostess and wait staff were all very friendly and helpful with the menu. I got my usual glass of wine and my boyfriend had the "Breakfast Bourbon" cocktail - wow... More 

1 Thank yahoody
Indianapolis, Indiana
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Got to North End on Sunday a.m. just before the line started forming so we got seated right away. Service was very friendly and the food was very good--especially the uniquely seasoned gravy on the biscuits and gravy--seems to have some tarragon which is a nice touch. Eggs were cooked perfectly and the kitchen staff understood the request for bacon... More 

Thank Jill J
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Went there last night with a small party, the service was really good, but, the food was bland and the beer was warm, might go back for breakfast, kind of a clicky place where younger people go to socialize, they probably are not worried about the food.

Thank dc8Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I visited the North End Cafe with my husband and another couple last night for dinner and was very pleased. I had been there years ago for breakfast and remember it being good, but did not even know they served dinner. What a nice surprise! The do serve breakfast all day, which is a bonus, but they also have a... More 

Thank Karin T
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We have a son in Louisville and we try to visit North End Cafe every time we visit. Truthfully, have only eaten breakfast here but some of the regulars we talked to said lunch and dinner was just as tasty. Good coffee, good service and the best home fried potatoes I have ever eaten. The places on Market Street have... More 

Thank edward d
Bardstown, Kentucky, United States
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

He had the "Fish & Chip"s and me the" Pork Loin" Fish very moist and Pork Loin very tasty. Service was very good. Loved the bread but why frozen butter? Would go back.

Thank Luke M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We were driving from Columbus OH to St Louis on Labor Day, and were happy to find this restaurant open for breakfast and lunch. It is located in Louisville right where I-71 switched to I-64. They were very busy on that day but handled the crowd efficiently. The food is just superb (we had trout hash and ribeye sandwich). We... 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: 15028968770

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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?