Fresh American Cuisine

imagAmple portions of fresh, home-cooked food with a southern accent served with love in an artistically eclectic-industrial setting. That's why The Café has gathered legions of loyal customers and friends since 1996.

Experienced restaurateurs Sal and Cindy Rubino delight in offering one of Louisville's most rewarding, affordable breakfast and lunchtime dining experiences. Sal can often be found "out front" greeting and serving guests, while Cindy has drawn on her decades of diverse cooking experience to develop the Café's unique menu of hearty breakfasts and mouth-watering pastries, satisfying sandwiches, elegant salads, hearty soups, and decadent desserts.

The Café's inviting setting is a big part of its appeal.  Located in a creatively restored old warehouse on the eastern edge of downtown Louisville, we may not look like much from the outside, but don't let that fool you!  Once inside, you will fall in love with this one-of-a-kind dining experience.  So much so that you may want to share a wedding rehearsal, anniversary party or some other important evening event with us!
The Café's breakfast and lunch customers are an interesting mix of Highlands residents, people on the go, and business people.


Breakfast Menu favorites include:

The Southern Grits Scramble - Eggs your way (don't let the name fool you), grits, bacon and cheese in one bowl!  Need we say any more?
Baked Oatmeal - Top it with baked apples and/or fresh blueberries and add some warm skim milk or go for the gusto with heavy cream.
Three egg omelettes - Custom made the way you want them, choose from a long list of fresh ingredients.
Twice Baked French Toast - An oven fresh French baguette, soaked overnight in The Cafés signature egg custard and baked to golden brown and served with baked gala apples, cinnamon, chopped pecans & powder sugar.


Lunch Menu favorites include:

The Café's signature soup, Tomato Dill – Creamy goodness (get some to-go for dinner at home!).
The Louis XIV sandwich, a moist chicken salad on fresh-baked onion walnut wheat bread.
The Tuscan Roasted Chicken Salad, loaded with cubed chicken breast, crisp greens, roasted vegetables, and a savory Asian sesame dressing (Sal's favorite).
The Pimita - One of Cindy's deliciously inventive meals that makes a lunch pizza out of pita bread, homemade pimiento cheese, and a touch of tomatoes and bacon.

Or choose from one of our many delectable sandwiches or fresh green salads served with a variety of tasty homemade dressings.
And, be sure to save a little room for The Café's signature mouth-watering desserts, including a homemade Italian Cream Cake, Tuxedo Cake, and Cindy's Bread Pudding with an orange butter sauce.  You deserve it!
Come see us soon and make our friends your friends!
If you don't, we will miss you!

Come see us (or come back to see us) at our airy new location very soon. (See our Contacts/Directions page. Enjoy delectable food in a memorable setting.

Monday - Saturday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed