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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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Today
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Saturday night dinner

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Michael F
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Bay Village
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

When we got to North End Cafe, we must have gotten there 5 minutes before a small rush of people came in and put their names on the list. So we were glad we got there when we did, which must have been around 10AM. It was raining so maybe that's why it wasn't as crowded as some have suggested.... More 

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Louisville, KY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

There is something for everyone at this place from breakfast all day , delicious enchiladas to chicken and dumplings. Great food, large portions, reasonable prices. Nice ambiance, laid back place.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The North End was crowded as we arrived for breakfast at 9:30am on Labor Day Monday (to be expected). The staff were very accommodating in finding us a table and service was quite quick. Outstanding vegetarian omelet, home fries, pancake, etc. Definitely recommend for a very hearty, somewhat unique interpretation of classic breakfast fare done well!

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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?