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“I-65 Travelers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Cafe

The Cafe
712 Brent Street, Louisville, KY 40204
+1 502-589-9191
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Ranked #12 of 1,440 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Fresh American Cuisine Ample portions of fresh, home-cooked food with a southern accent served with love in an artistically eclectic-industrial setting. That's why The Cafe has gathered legions of loyal customers and friends since 1996. Experienced restaurateurs Sal and Cindy Rubino delight in offering one of Louisville's most rewarding, affordable breakfast and lunchtime dining experiences. Sal can often be found "out front" greeting and serving guests, while Cindy has drawn on her decades of diverse cooking experience to develop the Cafe's unique menu of hearty breakfasts and mouth-watering pastries, satisfying sandwiches, elegant salads, hearty soups, and decadent desserts. The Cafe's inviting setting is a big part of its appeal. Located in a creatively restored old warehouse on the eastern edge of downtown Louisville, we may not look like much from the outside, but don't let that fool you! Once inside, you will fall in love with this one-of-a-kind dining experience. So much so that you may want to share a wedding rehearsal, anniversary party or some other important evening event with us! The Cafe's breakfast and lunch customers are an interesting mix of people from all walks of life, all enjoying delicious food at an exceptional value.
Martinsville, Indiana
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“I-65 Travelers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Tired of fast food, we found this restaurant on tripadvisor while traveling through Louisville on our way home from Florida. It's conveniently located, in an old historic building just a few blocks off I-65. We highly recommend this restaurant - The food is unique, fresh, and excellent. Prices are around $8-$9 for lunch items. They also have some kid-friendly options, which makes this a good option for families.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Wonderful cafe...convenient location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Read about 'The Cafe' and decided to stop while passing through town. What a gem. Food was absolutely delicious and so fresh. We were traveling from Nashville to Cincinnati and ended up timing our trip home, so we could dine at the Cafe AGAIN!
Don't miss this one....YUMMY!!! Patio was fantastic!!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stafford, Virginia
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“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Went on the recommendations of other reviewers on this website and was not disappointed! Service, food and prices were excellent. We will return to try other food items when we are back in Louisville. Thanks reviewers (and trip advisor)!

Visited May 2012
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Louisville KY
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“Not a bad meal yet!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Great Menu options. Deserts that will blow your diet right out of the water...Yum!! Love the sandwiches

Visited March 2012
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Good food, good prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This is one of my "go to" places for lunch with friends or a casual business lunch. Service is great. Soups, especially tomato dill, are outstanding. Sandwich stand-outs are the Queen Anne (homemade Benedictine and bacon on walnut wheat bread) and the Roasted Chicken Sandwich (topped with zesty red onion relish, Swiss cheese and apple slices). Great selection of breakfast entrees too. This place never disappoints. Expect a wait if you arrive at noon.

Visited April 2012
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