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North End Cafe

1722 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-3106 (Clifton)
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Ranked #101 of 1,505 restaurants in Louisville
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Clifton
Cross street: Mellwood Avenue and William Street
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80 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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English first
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142 reviews 142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

While meeting friends from out of town we found it difficult to find a restaurant open on Monday. The North End Café on Frankfort Avenue satisfied our need to dine and chat very well. Our waitress was extremely pleasant and patient. In our group there were vegans and carnivores. Everyone found something good to eat. All-in-all we were afforded a... More

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Houston, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My family loves breakfast. This is the cutest, quaint location on a narrow street lined with trees and landscaped flowers. Inside the cafe, exposed brick walls and warm materials give a cozy feel. The waitstaff recognizes its regular customers and chats with them for a while. There is a great sense of familiarity in the place. My husband and I... More

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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A great place to spend time with friends and family. The menu has something for everyone. The service was great and the food is excellent. I was there for a family get together and designated myself as the official "sampler". I tried six different menu items and they were all delicious.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is my favorite breakfast spot in Louisville. I love to start my day with their pancake special and cheese grits (I never even look at the menu). Truly a breakfast of champions!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Me and my husband stopped by here for breakfast while on the Bourbon trail. The food had some awesome combinations. Home fries were amazing. Tried the migas which were good but not as spicy as i was expecting. Definitely needed the pico de gallo and chalula. Coffee was average but they were awesome at keeping it topped off and warm.... More

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Louisville, KY
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I've never had anything less than a delicious meal at North End Cafe. The most recent entree I ordered was chickpea and quinoa cake with feta cheese, roasted veggies, and red pepper coulis. The dish was so beautifully plated with colorful roasted veggies in and the sauce drizzled artfully. The aroma added to the enjoyment . Although the wine list... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Visited this restaurant for lunch on a Friday and would have thought it was the weekend it was so busy! We shared many appetizers which were all delicious - baked brie, baked ravioli, calamari, all very delicious. Those ordering the vegetarian sandwich were super pleased. I had the burger and thought it was a little dry. Reminds me of fun... More

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13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Me and a couple friends had dinner at the Bardstown Rd., North end Café at 6:30 on Thursday night. We walked right in with no wait and got a table. The restaurant was very nice, clean, relaxed atmosphere, and never became loud, we were able to have nice conversation. Our server was excellent, no drinks or appetizers tonight, just dinner.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

It's all about the smoked trout hash. And the friendly service. And the staff that works incredibly hard and never loses their cool even when they are in the weeds. And the more-than-reasonable prices. I love North End Cafe and try to make it there every time I come to Louisville. It's not the fanciest place in town, but it... More

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12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Staff was great with kids and the food was awesome. Nice off the beaten path find. Will definately be back. Migas was a perfect way to start the day.

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