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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.

Toast on Market

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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.

Toast on Market

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Apparently Indians like to eat brunch too.

North End Cafe

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The types of flesh vary, but the meat omelette will not disappoint you (unless you're an illiterate vegetarian).

Wild Eggs

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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.

SuperChef's Breakfast

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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.

Hillbilly Tea

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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.

Java Brewing Company

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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.

Ghyslain on Market

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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.

North End Cafe

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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.

Proof on Main

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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?

The Silver Dollar

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Sadly passing out on the honky tonk's floor and waking up to a plate of chili cheese hash browns isn't an option.

Village Anchor Pub & Roost

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Its red velvet pancakes make the drive worth it.

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Toast on Market

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.

Toast on Market

Apparently Indians like to eat brunch too.

North End Cafe

The types of flesh vary, but the meat omelette will not disappoint you (unless you're an illiterate vegetarian).

Wild Eggs

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.

SuperChef's Breakfast

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.

Hillbilly Tea

Served 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, start your day with a biggun of moonshine pork.

Java Brewing Company

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.

Ghyslain on Market

After the croque monsieur panini entry, the menu reads, "Add a fried egg for a Croque Madame." That's a command. So do it.

North End Cafe

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.

Proof on Main

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?

The Silver Dollar

Sadly passing out on the honky tonk's floor and waking up to a plate of chili cheese hash browns isn't an option.

Village Anchor Pub & Roost

Its red velvet pancakes make the drive worth it.