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Where To Eat Brunch Right Now UPDATED

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It's not really breakfast, nor is it quite lunch. But it is a meal, and often involves cocktails, so Eater of course wants in on it. We've put together some local places that are happy to offer delicious edibles during the (especially on Sundays) often hazy hours between morning and mid-afternoon. Some brunches (and breakfast-ish items) are available all week/all times; some are only around on weekends/special hours. Some restaurants are new and buzzy, some are established and comfortable, but all offer some form of brunch. Enjoy!

Any suggestions or alternatives? Please let us know in the comments.


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Toast on Market

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Pancakes, French toast, omelets and other breakfast fare (available all day), along with "Free Wifi & Plenty o' Smiles!" Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Proof on Main

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Chef Levon Wallace puts an art-house spin on French Toast, 'Hot' Fried Chicken, fried bologna sandwiches and other good things. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Brunch menu available in the Bar until 3 p.m.)

The Oakroom at the Seelbach Hilton

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The venerable hotel promises a "lavish buffet spread" with "100 palatable choices, including an omelet station and fresh seafood" and full bar options. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hillbilly Tea

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"Bruncheon" includes goat burgers, tofu scramble, smoked catfish sausage and more at this eclectic cafe. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Garage Bar

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Ham bar, beignets, brick oven pizzas and brunch cocktails like the "Breakfast Shandy," PBR & OJ, "the working man's mimosa." Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Harvest

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Things change with the season at Harvest, but hog jowl bacon jam, paw paw custard, omelets and "house made smoky & spicy bloody mary" are usually available. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Against The Grain Brewery

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Bacon on a stick, Smoke House hash, kettle cooked chili, beer cheese and of course all kinds of beer are available at this brewery and smokehouse. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Toast on Market

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Pancakes, French toast, omelets and other breakfast fare (available all day), along with "Free Wifi & Plenty o' Smiles!" Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

North End Cafe

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All-day breakfast options include omelets, pancakes, smoked trout hash, breakfast tacos and more. As the sun gains altitude, North End also offers lunch and dinner dishes. Open every day at 8 a.m.

Gralehaus

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Design-forward and working towards becoming Louisville's first "beer & breakfast," gralehaus (no ugly capital letters, please) serves better-designed breakfast, lunch and beer in an old house on the Baxter side of the triangle. Sharing a space (and ownership) with Holy Grale (which also offers excellent food and beer with bar hours). Try the biscuit with duck sausage gravy. 8 a.m to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

The Silver Dollar

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This Bakersfield-sound-inspired honky-tonk serves up chilaquiles verdes, cornbread pancakes, smoked trout salad, music and drinks. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

El Camino

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Mixing California surf punk with high-end Mexican cuisine produces brunch dishes such as chilaquiles with grass-fed beef chorizo and Black Forest Ham with charro beans. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Four Sisters

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This "nest of goodness" along Frankfort Avenue serves both sweet and savory crêpes along with bánh mì and Vietnamese iced coffee—sweetened condensed milk with a coffee drip is a particularly excellent Sunday wake-up. Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Eggs Over Frankfort

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Cortney and Jackson Nave told Eater they opened this simple breakfast spot because "everybody's doing 'precious' breakfasts, but we're just doing very traditional breakfasts." Eggs Over Frankfort offers a fairly standard breakfast and lunch menu, though the Naves take pains to make simple good with things such as homemade jams and apple butter.

North End Cafe

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All-day breakfast options include omelets, pancakes, smoked trout hash, breakfast tacos and more. As the sun gains altitude, North End also offers lunch and dinner dishes. Open every day at 8 a.m.

Loop 22

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Eric Morris' rotisserie-focused restaurant is open on Sundays with many regular menu items plus specials such as chilaquiles with fried tortilla chips, chorizo, short rib and scrambled egg topped with white cheddar cheese, salsa verde and sour cream. Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe

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Bob Hancock not only bakes the best bread in Louisville, but raises his own pigs and makes his own charcuterie. Don't miss the bacon, or the baguettes. Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

SuperChef's Breakfast

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Red Velvet pancakes, beignets, roasted red pepper grits and more aid the cause of "making breakfast fun!" Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

211 Clover Lane Restaurant

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Start off with lemon currant scones, then choose from dishes such as grilled tiger shrimp with Weisenberger grits, prosciutto and mascarpone cheese crespelles and braised brisket with poached eggs and wilted spinach. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Wild Eggs

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The flagship location of a rapidly expanding concept, serving franchise-ready stuff like "Frito Bandito Frittata," "Crispy Hippie Crunch" waffles and "Kalamity Katie's Border Benedict." Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Napa River Grill

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"Hot Brown Casserole," Eggs Benedict, pancakes, potatoes and more from "Louisville's only upscale-casual dining restaurant featuring Northern California cuisine with Pacific-Rim fusion." Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jade Palace

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One of Louisville's only dim sum parlors, with a variety of traditional dishes including congee, chicken feet and steamed dumplings. Opens 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Guaca Mole

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Fernando Martinez and company offer chilaquiles, "Mexican Steak and Eggs" (skirt steak and fried eggs with chipotle demi and mole fries), Torrejas ("Mexican style French toast"), Short Rib Huevos Rancheros and more. Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

Village Anchor Pub & Roost

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Grilled beef tenderloin with "bleu cheese" biscuits, "California Benedict" with whole-wheat English muffins, red velvet pancakes with Kahlua cream cheese and more. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Toast on Market

Pancakes, French toast, omelets and other breakfast fare (available all day), along with "Free Wifi & Plenty o' Smiles!" Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Proof on Main

Chef Levon Wallace puts an art-house spin on French Toast, 'Hot' Fried Chicken, fried bologna sandwiches and other good things. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Brunch menu available in the Bar until 3 p.m.)

The Oakroom at the Seelbach Hilton

The venerable hotel promises a "lavish buffet spread" with "100 palatable choices, including an omelet station and fresh seafood" and full bar options. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hillbilly Tea

"Bruncheon" includes goat burgers, tofu scramble, smoked catfish sausage and more at this eclectic cafe. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Garage Bar

Ham bar, beignets, brick oven pizzas and brunch cocktails like the "Breakfast Shandy," PBR & OJ, "the working man's mimosa." Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Harvest

Things change with the season at Harvest, but hog jowl bacon jam, paw paw custard, omelets and "house made smoky & spicy bloody mary" are usually available. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Against The Grain Brewery

Bacon on a stick, Smoke House hash, kettle cooked chili, beer cheese and of course all kinds of beer are available at this brewery and smokehouse. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Toast on Market

Pancakes, French toast, omelets and other breakfast fare (available all day), along with "Free Wifi & Plenty o' Smiles!" Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

North End Cafe

All-day breakfast options include omelets, pancakes, smoked trout hash, breakfast tacos and more. As the sun gains altitude, North End also offers lunch and dinner dishes. Open every day at 8 a.m.

Gralehaus

Design-forward and working towards becoming Louisville's first "beer & breakfast," gralehaus (no ugly capital letters, please) serves better-designed breakfast, lunch and beer in an old house on the Baxter side of the triangle. Sharing a space (and ownership) with Holy Grale (which also offers excellent food and beer with bar hours). Try the biscuit with duck sausage gravy. 8 a.m to 8 p.m., seven days a week.