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The Cafe

712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204-1804
+1 502-589-9191
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (72 reviews)
“cakes” (24 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 16:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
712 Brent St, Louisville, KY 40204-1804
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the only restaurants that we visited in Louisville that wasn't particularly recommended by a local. That being said, there seemed to be only locals there, so that was a good sign. The decor is eclectic, as others have mentioned, and the...More

Thank Renee S
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Love the Cafe! Had the Rubino it was delicious! The sandwich was huge. Came with a side and a cookie. Had to take some home. Couldn't leave without getting a piece of cake to go.

Thank amandae942
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

An eclectic atmosphere with antiques, oddities, books, signs, and other sorts of furniture making up the decor. The staff was pleasant and efficient on this busy Saturday afternoon. The menu is big enough for every palate. We had 3 generations at our table and included...More

Thank MattGrimes1967
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Oh my what a great place. What great wait staff. The food is fabulous. The location is interesting...but fun. The first time we got there at 3:35 and they close at 4:00. The served us without trying to rush us. The next morning we went...More

1  Thank naidapv
Reviewed 12 April 2018

The Café is a great spot to stop when traveling through Louisville OR a great place to make yourself a local. Everything on the menu is large, delicious, and worth every penny. Do not leave without buying a slice of cake - they are ginormous...More

1  Thank Isaac M
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We had brunch here with a friend. I absolutely love the surroundings. I had the breakfast special and it was delicious. The bacon was so crisp and yummy. The desserts looked so good, but no one ordered one because we were stuffed.

Thank wattyates
Reviewed 28 February 2018

We recently celebrated a birthday at the Cafe. Though everyone else had been there before somehow I had missed out on this gem in Louisville. A comfortable surrounding once inside and the food was definitely first rate. Open for breakfast and lunch only, the expected...More

Thank bkloui
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Great service, menu, selection and quality. Parking is sparse due to popularity. Lots of vegetarian choices.

Thank Charlie K
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We found The Café on TripAdvisor as we were driving from Nashville to Columbus. Not far off 65 in downtown. Creative ambiance with attentive service. We both had soup and 1/2 sandwich. Tomato basil was rich and wonderful. Chicken salad and BLTs were both good....More

Thank pbandj2310
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is one of those places you would never find, unless You wanted something unique and delicious, and were willing to go out of your way to seek it out. I have lived in Louisville all my life and never knew about the Cafe. Thanks...More

Thank Michael J
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Elizabeth R
9 May 2018|
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Response from amandae942 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast is served all day.
22 September 2016|
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Response from SalRubino | Property representative |
Yes. All of our salads are gluten free and any of our sandwiches could be made gluten free by substituting either gluten free whole grain or gluten free white bread
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
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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