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The Cafe

712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204-1804
+1 502-589-9191
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (66 reviews)
“sandwiches” (22 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204-1804
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Reviewed June 6, 2016

My husband and were driving around doing a little shopping and we stumbled across this fun eclectic restaurant on a Saturday afternoon! The place was packed! We figured that was a god sign!!! We were right! Great place for lunch!!! Lovely sandwiches soups and cake!!!!...More

Thank papakaybird
Reviewed May 26, 2016

My 7 year old and 4 year old and I met a friend and her son at this restaurant for breakfast. The kids had waffles sprinkled with chocolate chips, which they loved. I enjoyed eggs, toast and bacon. Very delicious. I am a Louisville Native...More

Thank NiceFLTraveler
Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Everything, from promptness of seating, waiter and food, is the best We have experienced in a long time. This was our first visit and won't be our last. Lunch was delightful, parking is their only negative.

Thank morkenzan
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Good food and fabulous atmosphere. We ate on the patio. Took a little longer than expected to get our food - two sandwiches and a salad - but it was worth the wait. And the Italian Cream Cake was incredible!!

Thank David W
Reviewed May 17, 2016

They serve hearty breakfast all day and lunch. Everything is made in house, including the incredible baked goods. It is PACKED during lunch, but persevere--come early or eat late. They are open from 7AM to 4PM monday through Saturday. The Strawberry cake is great. Portions...More

Thank Debra S
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Visited The Cafe this day because we were in the downtown area shopping. The parking was not good. Once we got our table, Anthony, our server, was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu and history of the cafe. He had a very good sense...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Delicious breakfast and lunch. A unique place to sit and eat. We enjoyed the decor, the lighting and chairs. Fun unique place.

Thank Maria R
Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

They have the best cake here. Pieces are huge and always fresh. So be sure to save room, which is hard to do because their lunches are also very good. They have a great selection of sandwiches. This is my favorite spot in Louisville to...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed April 30, 2016

We were at Goodwill and wanted the closest restaurant- this is what GPS found. How lucky! Great food; reasonable prices; super waitress; wonderful atmosphere, and we have driven within two blocks for years!

Thank Stanley W
Reviewed April 22, 2016

If you go for Sunday brunch get reservations! Glad we did. Food is good and plentiful. Service is good. Seats are not comfy. The décor is a eclectic combination. This includes chairs and china. It adds to the ambience. There is a small parking lot...More

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September 22, 2016|
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. However, you can call them at 502-654-8934. Remember, they are only open until 4 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $13
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-589-9191
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.
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