Favorite Louisville Breakfast and Brunch Spots

by | Apr 29, 2019 | City Guides

Old Louisville

North Lime Coffee & Donuts
1228 S 7th St, Louisville, KY 40203

Very delicious, and more savory than sweet, these unique doughnuts go down easy. Located on the Edison Center campus at 7th and Ormsby, the owners of this Lexington, KY donut brand took great care to restore a centuries-old building into the landmark it is today. Enjoy a traditional glaze, funkfetti, or blueberry cake donut alongside a delicious coffee from local roaster: Good Folks Coffee


Bar Vetti (a non-tipping establishment) – CLOSED SUNDAY
800 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40203

Wednesday – Thursday 11am – 2pm
Friday – Saturday 10am – 2pm

Located on the first floor of the 800 Building, a 1960’s-era residential tower and Louisville icon, Bar Vetti is a small, upscale, light-filled restaurant, with a big city feel. Their inventive brunch menu is for the more adventurous breakfast palate. Enjoy authentic Italian pizzas, sandwiches, bowls and crostinos, most with a breakfast influence.



605 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Open Monday – Friday. 7 AM – 4 PM

Atlantic No. 5 is a Main Street eatery and general store offering a selection of homemade sandwiches, biscuits salads, desserts and grab-to-go meals. A great place to start your weekday excursions through downtown Louisville’s bourbon and art scenes.

Order online during the week for convenient pickup.


DISH on Market
434 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
Open Monday – Sunday starting at 8 AM

A breakfast restaurant sure to please everyone in your group. Try the Presidential Breakfast, which includes a shot of Old Grandad Bourbon.


J Grahams Cafe (at the Historic Brown Hotel)
335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
Entrance on 4th St

If you are looking for history, then you must try the legendary Louisville Hot Brown at the place it was invented…J Graham’s Cafe. In the 1920’s hundreds gathered each weekend for dancing at the Brown Hotel. The Hot Brown was created as a change from the traditional ham and eggs that were typically served.


Nancy’s Bagel Grounds

Nancy’s New York-style bagels are made fresh in house daily. Order at the outside window and enjoy at a nearby table or park bench outside. Great for when you are on-the-go. Try the everything bagel with jalapeno cream cheese schmear.

Proof on Main
702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

Wild Eggs (Superb! Potential for wait)




Lydia House


Lower Highlands / Phoenix Hill

Gralehaus (Local Favorite!)

The Cafe

Wiltshire Pantry Bakery & Cafe


Upper Highlands

Highland Morning

North End Cafe

Safai Coffee Shop

Twig and Leaf (Historic diner/greasy spoon)


NULU / East Market District

Garage Bar (Sundays Only)

Toast on Market (Superb! Potential for wait)




Crescent Hill / Upper Frankfort Ave

Blue Dog Bakery (Superb! Potential for wait)

Eggs Over Frankfort
2712 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206


Clifton/Lower Frankfort Ave

Con Huevos

North End Cafe

Silver Dollar (Sundays Only)


Churchill Downs / UofL


Wagner’s Pharmacy

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