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“Off the beaten path, worth the time”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Cafe

The Cafe
Ranked #19 of 1,757 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $13
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
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Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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“Off the beaten path, worth the time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

I read a review on tripadvisor and decided to check this place out. Delicious. We had no wait time and the food came out relatively quickly. I had the hot brown and was very pleased. Would have loved to have desert but the large portion size prevented that. :-)
Definitely would go again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Gilbert, Arizona
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“Ermagerd!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Breakfast was heaven on a plate!! It is off the beaten path but so totally worth it!! Lots of food and well flavored. It did not disappoint! I would go back again!!!

Visited July 2013
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“Cute place, good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

I had a good first time experience at The Cafe. I'd heard good things and wasn't disappointed. It's acute place, lots of tables and space btw tables so you won't feel cramped. For breakfast I ordered the French toast and potatoes. Both were delicious. Very different French toast - on baguettes with pecans and cooked apples. Big portion size, enough to taks home but I ate it all. It was sooooo very good. Loved the potatoes - well seasoned, cooked just right for me. I look forward to my next visit and more French toast. I found it pretty reasonably priced. Glad to have finally eaten here.

  • Visited July 2013
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Louisville
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“Great place for 'the ladies who lunch' bunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Luscious and large (shareably large) sandwiches, pleasant and friendly service, and fabulous desserts make this a lovely place to lunch with friends. No dinner service, but it's chock full at lunch time. Our group of three had three different sandwiches and all were rated A+. We shared one dessert, and my bite of my friend's bread pudding was oh so good! I am looking forward to returning soon. Under ten bucks for a sandwich that lasted me for two meals, but I left a generous tip for great service too.

  • Visited June 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Hidden treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

It was difficult to find and in a strange area, but once you find it, it's like striking gold. It's beautiful inside! Great service, great food, and you feel like you're eating breakfast in a 5 star restaurant!

  • Visited July 2012
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