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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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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great bar

The food is very fresh and the menu selections are pretty wide considering you can bring a strict vegetarian and a strict carnivore to North End and both can enjoy a lovely meal. The overall vibe of this longstanding trendy restaurant is Louisville chic with a twist of down home cooking. 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Nicole S
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Nashville, Tennessee
via mobile
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Nashville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

The food is very fresh and the menu selections are pretty wide considering you can bring a strict vegetarian and a strict carnivore to North End and both can enjoy a lovely meal. The overall vibe of this longstanding trendy restaurant is Louisville chic with a twist of down home cooking. 2 locations in Louisville... Try one.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It finally stopped raining and we were desperate to get out. We decided to go to dinner and enjoy the beautiful night air. We chose North End Cafe because it was the least crowed at the time and they had customers enjoying dinner outside. When we finally figured out how to get into the restaurant (you have to walk around... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I've eaten at the Bardstown Road North End Cafe several times over the years, and have never been as impressed as others seem to be. Breakfast fare is good, but breakfast should be one of the cheapest meals of the day, and this restaurant jacks up the bacon and egg prices! Service is hit or miss. Surroundings are nice at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Visiting from Canada, my friends and I chose North End for its location and tripadvisor reviews. We were quickly seated with menus. Our waitress was slower than average in taking our coffee and juice orders, and slow again coming back to our table for the food orders on a quiet Thursday morning. The food however was very good and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Our second visit and will go back. We had brunch again, rancheros were seasoned perfectly. Dinner will be our next meal. Super service!

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

North End just calls to us sometimes, and we can't resist. We prefer the Frankfort Ave. location; its ambience is better than the Bardstown Rd. location. Food is always good. Favorites are the goat cheese quesadilla, chickpea-quinoa cake, breakfast tacos, & migas. You heard that correctly; breakfast is served all day. You can eat quite healthily here, but you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My son and I had dinner for the first time - breakfast for years. I was impressed - wide range of options. I had the pasta he had a salad. I had a bourbon from a great selection and he had wine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The food here is very gourmet, delicious & has a lot of healthier options too which I loved! The service was great and our waitress was very helpful. My family and I were visiting Louisville and she gave us a lot of info on the area and suggested places that we should see from a locals perspective.

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Thomaston, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about North End Cafe

Address: 1722 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-3106
Phone Number: 502-896-8770
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Clifton
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian

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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?