Where to have brunch in Louisville, KY

The stuffed French toast from LouVino on Bardstown Road. | Photo by LOUtoday

Louisville knows how to eat + brunchin’ ain’t easy, but it’s necessary — which is why we’ve rounded up 17 local brunch spots divided by neighborhood (and including each restaurant’s price point) to help you plan your next weekend brunch excursion

Despite the fact that we will be losing a local brunch champion when Toast on Market closes its doors on Sun., May 22, save your farewells, because the breakfast fave is expected to reopen across the river in New Albany on Wed., June 1. So let’s get into it.  

Hours listed are when brunch menus are available, while 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

Anchorage 

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.  

Butchertown-Phoenix Hill 

Naive, 1001 E. Washington St. | $ | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options abound at this local eatery + bottomless mimosas, fresh-pressed cocktails, and CBD brownies add something sweet to your plate. 

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. 

Cherokee-Seneca 

Le Moo, 2300 Lexington Rd. | $ | Tuesday-Sunday, 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.    

Clifton-Irish Hill 

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.

Chik’n & Mi, 1765 Mellwood Ave. | $ | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | On the menu here, 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

Crescent Hill 

Eggs Over Frankfort, 2712 Frankfort Ave. | $ | Daily, 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. 

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. 

Deer Park

Superchefs, 1702 Bardstown Rd. | $ | Sunday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Celebrity Chef Darnell Ferguson founded this superhero-themed eatery that serves everything from a Hulk green waffle sandwich to Scorpion Super Scriddle pancakes. 

LouVino, 1606 Bardstown Rd. | $ | Saturday + Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | The chicken biscuit sliders here are no joke. Pair them with a Kentucky Coffee made with bourbon + cream liqueur.

Downtown 

CC’s Kitchen, 800 S. 4th St. | $$ | 

Biscuit Belly, 900 E. Main St. | $ | Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. + Friday-Sunday, 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. 

Germantown-Paristown 

The Café, 711 Brent St. | $ | Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. + Thursday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. | The most important meal of the day starts with The Café’s twice-baked French toast. 

Big Bad Breakfast, 984 Barret Ave. | $ | 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.

St. Matthews 

Highland Morning, 111 St. Matthews Ave. | $ | Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. + Saturday-Sunday, 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

Tyler Park 

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. 

Maple Street Biscuit Co., 1004 Bardstown Rd. | $ | Place your order and answer a fun question — like who your favorite cartoon character is. We recommend the squawking goat biscuit, which comes with goat cheese + pepper jelly.