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Where to have brunch in Louisville

All about the bennys.

A stack of three pumpkin spice pancakes sits on a plate covered in powdered sugar. A caramel glaze coats the pancakes and they're topped with whipped cream.

bar Vetti’s seasonal pumpkin spice pancakes are a must-try.

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In this town, brunchin’ ain’t easy but it’s necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles or mind-blowing bloody marys, the options can get as overwhelming as the lines at times. 🍳

Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We listed a whole bunch of brunch options (26 total), along with menu recs and pro tips. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas.

Note: All times listed are brunch-only.

Price estimates are based on general entrees, and don’t include drinks, tax, or tip.

$ ~ $20 or less per person
$$ ~ $20-40 per person
$$$ ~ $40+ per person

Weekday wonders

Long, white tray of deviled eggs.

Dine in style at The House of Marigold.

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The House of Marigold, 10310 Shelbyville Rd. | $ | Daily, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Order Southern-inspired plates — like build-you-own deveiled eggs and breakfast biscuits — in this Instagram-worthy restaurant.

Eggs Over Frankfort, 2712 Frankfort Ave. | $ | Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | If classic breakfast entrees are what you seek then this is your ticket to a cozy, traditional breakfast.

The Café, 711 Brent St. | $ | Mon.-Wed., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. + Thurs.-Sun., 8 a.m.-9 p.m. | The most important meal of the day starts with The Café’s twice-baked French toast.

Orange bar stools

The building of the Norton Healthcare Boulevard location was built in 1919 and was originally the Von Allmen Dairy Farmhouse.

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Big Bad Breakfast, 984 Barret Ave. + 5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd. | $ | Daily, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | A few of our must-trys from the menu crafted by New Orleans Chef John Currence include, the Tabasco brown sugar bacon + the mother of all biscuits.

Highland Morning, 111 St. Matthews Ave. | $ | Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. + Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | This family-owned restaurant specializes in breakfast and just so happens to have items with the same names as us — Sarah’s Southern pecan waffles + Katie’s leaning tower of waffles. We’re big waffle gals, apparently.

Gralehaus, 1001 Baxter Ave. | $ | Daily, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Order through your phone + snag a seat on the patio of this Victorian-home-turned-cafe.

Con Huevos, Multiple locations | $ | Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. + Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Try the signature huevos rancheros with refried black beans and avocado mousse or dig into a stack of pancakes — either tres leches or classic.

Weekend musts

Red chairs and tables with tablecloths.

Visit the 24-hour, free art museum at the 21c Hotel Museum post brunch at Proof on Main.

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Proof on Main, 702 W. Main St. at 21c Museum Hotel | $$ | Saturday + Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Dine in style at this art hotel’s restaurant with upscale dishes like charred octopus and brisket burnt end hash, and bourbon chocolate mousee on the menu.

The Village Anchor, 11507 Anchorage Rd. | $ | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | This restaurant and bar combines the vibes of a Parisian Bistro and an English Pub between its 60-seat patio + menu items like a grilled filet mignon on bleu cheese biscuits.

Copper & Kings, 1121 E. Washington St. | $ | Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Dig into Southern-inspired dishes like pimento cheese pancakes on the rooftop of this industrial-chic brandy distillery.

North of Bourbon, 935 Goss Ave. | $$ | Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Start small with New Orleans-style beignets and ball out on the buttermilk fried rabbit — which comes with cajun ranch + house hot sauce.

The Silver Dollar, 1761 Frankfort Ave. | $ | Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Get a hearty mix of breakfast and lunch with dishes like French toast casserole and the house-made black bean burger.

Daytime party

The Hub, 2235 Frankfort Ave. | $ | Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Try fun brunch plates like Eggs in Purgatory made with skillet braised eggs, tomato fondue, and whipped ricotta on a spacious, dog-friendly patio.

CC’s Kitchen @ The Marketplace, 800 S. 4th St. | $ | Catch some of the city’s best drag talent at this nationally-recognized drag brunch with kitschy menu items like the hangover garbage plate.

Morning Fork, 1722 Frankfort Ave. | Wed.-Sun., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | Enjoy themed brunches around a variety of topics from holidays to TV shows.

Bottomless mimosas

Chik’n & Mi, 1765 Mellwood Ave. | $ | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | On the menu you’ll find The Cure to last night’s party — a bowl of buttermilk biscuits, bacon + sausage, eggs, and jaew bong hollandaise smothered in sausage gravy. It’s saved my life more than once.

Naive, 1001 E. Washington St. | $ | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | In addition to bottomless mimosas, get your hands on fresh-pressed cocktails, and CBD brownies to add something sweet to your plate.

For a special occasion

Le Moo, 2300 Lexington Rd. | $$ | Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | This classic spot is synonymous with drag brunch as divas from across the region perform during a decadent brunch buffet — though Le Moo offers a less sparkly, non-drag brunch as well.

bar Vetti, 727 E. Market St. | $$ | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Try the tiramisu pancakes or a classic breakfast plate with grilled Blue Dog Bakery sourdough bread. The only challenge is trying to not come back for dinner.

Mesh, 3608 Brownsboro Rd. | $$ | Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. + Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Elevate your brunch experience with steak and eggs + smoked salmon benedict.

J. Graham’s Cafe, The Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway. | $$ | Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. + Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Try the iconic Hot Brown the way chef + inventor Fred K. Schmidt intended at this glamorous in-hotel restaurant.

Cask Southern Kitchen & Bar, 9980 Linn Station Rd. | $ | Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Nosh on southern classics like biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits + chicken and waffles.

Pastry paradises

Wiltshire Pantry, 901 Barret Ave. | $ | Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. + Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Nosh on classic croissants and inventive seasonal treats + wash it down with a locally-roasted Good Folks espresso drink.

Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe, 2868 Frankfort Ave. | $ | Tues.-Sat., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. | Try a vegetable strata, morning glory muffin, or expertly-laminated croissant + take home a baguette of the delightfully crusty bread this bakery is known for.

Butchertown Grocery Bakery, 743 E. Main St. | $ | Open daily, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Get a thick and gooey brownie, a melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookie, or a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on a scratch-made buttermilk biscuit.

Quick and easy

Person with biscuits and gravy.

Try the goetta biscuits and gravy — they’re Senior City Editor Katie’s favorite.

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Biscuit Belly, 900 E. Main St. | $ | Mon.-Thurs., 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. + Fri.-Sun., 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Biscuits are the star of the show at this all-day breakfast restaurant. Can’t decide on what gravy to get? Try three when you order the Gravy Train.

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