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“hidden gem”
Review of The Cafe

The Cafe
Ranked #7 of 1,859 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $13
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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.
Reviewed October 11, 2012

You have to look for it and I'm glad I did. A buddy and I stopped in after a round of golf and was very satisfied. I ordered the tuna melt and a bowl of soup, the server told me I couldn't eat that much food, and suggested the half sandwich and soup special. Good call, food was excellent, and the whole place wasn't what I expected, quite eloquent but very reasonable.

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Thank dc8Louisville
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

the chef salad is good, but everything else I have had has been mediocre at best; maybe it's just what I ordered. I think the prices are a tad steep. $15 for lunch is a tad too much.

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Thank Vicki B
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Had Art Nouveau Chicken Salad. Excellent, huge salad. The bread was fantastic. Not crazy about the sesame dressing, but it was served on the side so had the pesto ranch dressing which was great. But my husband loved the sesame dressing. He had the Tuscan Chicken Salad and loved it, too. Definitely want to eat here again and try the breakfast menu. Excellent service. Comfortable, eclectic decor. Walking distance to Louisville Stoneware. Highly recommend.

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Thank J M
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

i was disappointed by the hash, which resembled no hash i have ever had. they simply threw together leftover lunch meat and the roasted potatoes that they serve for breakfast. please look at a decent cookbook.

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2  Thank freshLouisville
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Terrific breakfast menu with delicious items at such reasonable prices. Lunch has a busy menu of salads...the chicken salad was perfect! Delicious deserts are irresistable! Free parking. Great for any age and they are happy to honor special requests on menu items. The giant patio is a favorite spot to relax under the umbrellas with festive and unique dishes. Enjoy!

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Thank karenfran
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