• This loft-like downtown spot serves a hearty brunch every day until 3 p.m. Try the Big Damn Breakfast and you’ll be fueled up for the rest of the day. For dinner it serves a mean burger, and offer the occasional can’t-miss burger and bourbon special.
    315-0669
    dishonmarket.com
  • (502) 899-9800
    http://www.bluedogbakeryandcafe.com/Cafe.aspx
  • (502) 235-2372
    http://www.pleaseandthankyoulouisville.com/welcome/
  • A family-friendly cafe that specializes in crepes, coffee, and bahn mi. It's a lovely place for breakfast or an afternoon reading with a cup of coffee and a snack.

    502-384-4262
    https://www.facebook.com/4sisterscafe/info
  • Sample European cafe-style fare at this charming spot in Clifton. Try an espresso or cappucino for a morning pick-me-up. The lunch and dinner menus include salads and fresh-made paninis, steaks, pastas and grilled salmon, along with an assortment of pastries and authentic gelato. Whatever you do, don’t miss the pommes frites.
    895-0076
    caffe-classico.com
  • Plump Peacock Bakery and Cafe offers classic breakfast items such as muffins, breads, and various desserts, as well as a selection of lunch items.

    (502) 681-3814
    http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/51/1804348/restaurant/Louisville/Plump-Peacock-Bakery-Cafe-Middletown
  • Originally touted as a bed-and-breakfast, there is still no bed component to Gralehaus. There is, however, a German-inspired brunch menu and some of the most unforgettable espresso in town.

    (502) 454-7075
    https://www.facebook.com/gralehaus
  • City Cafe is a lunchtime favorite among the downtown office crowd. Its creative (and reliably good) lunches and dinners are based on cuisines from around the world. Few restaurants do more for the cause of soup.
    459-5600
    citycafelunch.com
  • The Brown Hotel’s more casual restaurant provides a chance to eat the Hot Brown at its natal site — along with other sandwiches, salads and entrées. Features a lunch buffet on weekdays and a contemporary a la carte menu. Breakfast buffet on weekends.
    583-1234
    brownhotel.com
  • This all-hours hangout with its well-worn booths and low-key atmosphere serves an eclectic menu offering everything from breakfast (garden green omelet) to dinner (fried chicken) to desserts and drinks from all over the world. Herbal smoke hookahs are available inside as well as tobacco hookahs outside.
    473-8694