• Weekly specials are a big draw for this small cafe owned by local poet and chef Bill Smith. Features comfort food on Tuesdays, cheeseburger night on Wednesdays and fish fry on Fridays.
    893-5118
    shadylanecafe.com
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Offers a wide variety of lunch soups, salads and pastas, as well as creatively titled sandwiches such as It Ain’t Easy Being Green. It also has cookies, and pies and cakes sold whole or by the slice.
    245-2622
  • (502) 235-2372
    http://www.pleaseandthankyoulouisville.com/welcome/
  • 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
  • Eggs Over Frankfort is the perfect brunch spot in the Crescent Hill area.While their food is simple, they offer to serve a traditional, homemade breakfast and lunch.

  • The Seelbach’s more casual restaurant offers a breakfast buffet every day as well as a la carte options and lunch with local ingredients. Try the Kentucky Benedict — a regional twist on the traditional egg dish.
    585-3200 x279
    seelbachhilton.com
  • 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