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Louisville's Brunch Heatmap

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"Lynn's Paradise Cafe has closed, where can we go to brunch now?" As you'd expect from a city with a 4 a.m. bar closing time, a love of bourbon and beer, and a decent-sized gay community, Louisville has a wealth of options. (In fact, unless you require a heaping side of overpriced kitsch with your meal, you shouldn't have been going to Lynn's in the first place.)


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Toast on Market

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620 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Call ahead to get your name on the waiting list so you can get to the bacon and egg sandwich ("an intriguing blend of Dijon vinaigrette, gorgonzola, crispy applewood bacon and eggs") all the quicker.

2. Toast on Market

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141 East Market Street
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 941-8582
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Apparently Indians like to eat brunch too.

3. North End Cafe

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1722 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 896-8770
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The types of flesh vary, but the meat omelette will not disappoint you (unless you're an illiterate vegetarian).

4. Wild Eggs

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3985 Dutchmans Ln
Louisville, KY 40207
It's been speculated that this local chain is gearing up to go national. While the chicken came first out of Kentucky, delight in the chance to show the world that the egg is better. Now, go buy yourself an everything muffin.

5. SuperChef's Breakfast

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2317 Brownsboro Rd
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 895-3270
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Sure, the name may remind you of where you got your haircut in college to save a few bucks and buy more Keystone Light. But an order of the red velvet pancakes will have you forgetting all about your lopsided neckline.

6. Hillbilly Tea

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120 S 1st St
Louisville, Ky
(502) 587-7350
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Served 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, start your day with a biggun of moonshine pork.

7. Java Brewing Company

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1707 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 384-3555
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Advanced parenting tip: bring your young kids here, order them each a $3.50 crêpe, let them play with the coffee shop's toys while they wait for their food, bribe them to behave by teasing of a scoop of Comfy Cow after they finish. And then ignore them for 30 minutes of blissful iPhone browsing.

8. Ghyslain on Market

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721 E. Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 690-8645
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After the croque monsieur panini entry, the menu reads, "Add a fried egg for a Croque Madame." That's a command. So do it.

9. North End Cafe

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2116 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
Why include both North End Cafes in this map? The ambiance at Frankfort Avenue is better (more exposed brick!), but this Highlands spot is just a short walk from Eater's Louisville satellite office.

10. Proof on Main

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702 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 217-6360
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Yes, it might seem like Eater's style manual demands including Proof on Main in all maps. But how can you not recommend its brunch, especially when it's priced similarly to most of the other restaurants here?

11. The Silver Dollar

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1761 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
Sadly passing out on the honky tonk's floor and waking up to a plate of chili cheese hash browns isn't an option.

12. Village Anchor Pub & Roost

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11507 Park Road
Anchorage, KY 40223
Its red velvet pancakes make the drive worth it.

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1. Toast on Market

620 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202
Call ahead to get your name on the waiting list so you can get to the bacon and egg sandwich ("an intriguing blend of Dijon vinaigrette, gorgonzola, crispy applewood bacon and eggs") all the quicker.
620 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202

2. Toast on Market

141 East Market Street, New Albany, IN 47150
Apparently Indians like to eat brunch too.
141 East Market Street
New Albany, IN 47150

3. North End Cafe

1722 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
The types of flesh vary, but the meat omelette will not disappoint you (unless you're an illiterate vegetarian).
1722 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

4. Wild Eggs

3985 Dutchmans Ln, Louisville, KY 40207
It's been speculated that this local chain is gearing up to go national. While the chicken came first out of Kentucky, delight in the chance to show the world that the egg is better. Now, go buy yourself an everything muffin.
3985 Dutchmans Ln
Louisville, KY 40207

5. SuperChef's Breakfast

2317 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY 40206
Sure, the name may remind you of where you got your haircut in college to save a few bucks and buy more Keystone Light. But an order of the red velvet pancakes will have you forgetting all about your lopsided neckline.
2317 Brownsboro Rd
Louisville, KY 40206

6. Hillbilly Tea

120 S 1st St, Louisville, Ky
Served 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, start your day with a biggun of moonshine pork.
120 S 1st St
Louisville, Ky

7. Java Brewing Company

1707 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205
Advanced parenting tip: bring your young kids here, order them each a $3.50 crêpe, let them play with the coffee shop's toys while they wait for their food, bribe them to behave by teasing of a scoop of Comfy Cow after they finish. And then ignore them for 30 minutes of blissful iPhone browsing.
1707 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205

8. Ghyslain on Market

721 E. Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202
After the croque monsieur panini entry, the menu reads, "Add a fried egg for a Croque Madame." That's a command. So do it.
721 E. Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202

9. North End Cafe

2116 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205
Why include both North End Cafes in this map? The ambiance at Frankfort Avenue is better (more exposed brick!), but this Highlands spot is just a short walk from Eater's Louisville satellite office.
2116 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205

10. Proof on Main

702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Yes, it might seem like Eater's style manual demands including Proof on Main in all maps. But how can you not recommend its brunch, especially when it's priced similarly to most of the other restaurants here?
702 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

11. The Silver Dollar

1761 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
Sadly passing out on the honky tonk's floor and waking up to a plate of chili cheese hash browns isn't an option.
1761 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

12. Village Anchor Pub & Roost

11507 Park Road, Anchorage, KY 40223
Its red velvet pancakes make the drive worth it.
11507 Park Road
Anchorage, KY 40223