My Top 5 Brunch Spots In Your Louisville Neighborhood

Dated: 01/20/2015

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It’s no secret that the Louisville restaurant scene is flourishing with plenty of scrumptious neighborhood hot spots to grab a bite or enjoy a lengthy dining experience. However for this little nugget of dining information, I wanted to focus on my favorite meal…brunch. You know that perfect merriment between breakfast and lunch that happens at noonish on a lazy Sunday or maybe even an occasional Tuesday on a good week. The meal where one can enjoy the pure bliss of pancakes or my preference a savory meal of eggs and bacon in the afternoon. Although I could probably pick out 5 tasty brunch locations in every Louisville neighborhood, here are my top 5 brunch spots in the Louisville area.

  • Toast on Market

Saving the best for last…not is this yummy in my tummy Louisville list…not today. We are starting off with a bang with my Louisville brunch favorite Toast on Market. Located in the trendy Louisville neighborhood of NULU, this delicious hot spot first opened in 2006 and somewhat recently moved and expanded to their newer location just a couple doors down at 620 E Market St. Why is Toast my favorite Louisville brunch spot?? What’s not to love…service with a friendly smile, scrumptious food, fun atmosphere and call ahead seating but shhhhh! Don’t tell everyone that little trick because this Louisville restaurant tends to stay pretty busy especially on weekends. If you make a stop by for brunch, make sure to sample their hash brown casserole, one of their specialty pancakes and a mimosa. Oh and just a little tidbit, this lovely Louisville hot spot is closed on Mondays so those cravings will have to wait until Tuesdays.

  • SuperChefs

In the heart of convenient St. Matthews at 307 Wallace Ave is a small little breakfast destination serving everything yummy. If you are looking for fancy, this may not be your pick. However, I much prefer a small somewhat under the radar local with GREAT food and this joint fits that bill perfectly. Tucked behind a small St. Matthews neighborhood shop, the tables are limited but the menu and the chefs’ resumes aren’t lacking. Both chefs are Sullivan graduates and bring a unique approach combining faith and food in preparing delicious imaginative dishes. The eggs benedict, one of the creative breakfast sandwiches or any of the supercakes are sure to satisfy your palate. If you are looking for a yummy Louisville brunch spot to take your sweetheart this Valentine’s day, SuperChefs has heart shaped red velvet pancakes layered with house made whipped cream that emulate everything lovely.

  • Wild Eggs

I typically much prefer to enjoy one of the many unique Louisville neighborhood restaurants over any resemblance of a chain eatery. After all, the local restaurant scene is a perk of our wonderful city. Whether your home is in the Highlands, Downtown Louisville, St. Matthews or any of the surrounding Louisville areas, there is sure to be a unique dining spot close by with scrumptious dishes. I could go on and on about Louisville’s exceptional and tasty local restaurants but there is a reason why Wild Eggs has 4 locations in our great city (usually all with a wait to get a table).  This brunch spot seems to be a Kentucky favorite with locations also in Lexington and Bowling Green. Enjoy the friendly and peppy atmosphere while devouring their Kalamity Katie’s Border Benedict or the Mexico City Marie’s Chilaquiles. They also have plenty of appetizing options to satisfy any sweet tooth and a lunch menu that is far above average. This one also appeals to the little munchkins with a yummy kiddo menu and an extensive display of artworks from past little boy and girl customers. Like any great brunch restaurant, Wild Eggs knows its specialty so don’t wait until too late in the day to please your taste buds. This great spot closes everyday around 2:30/3:00.

  • Ghyslain

Just across the parking lot from the Wild Eggs in Westport Village is a charming Hoosier founded French bistro Ghyslain. If you are in the mood to try something a little different that still incorporates the Louisville mainstays like bourbon with their French toast, this lovely eatery should fill your cup. Named after its Canadian founder, Ghyslain Maurais, this café stays busy but not overwhelming or loud and offers your preference of indoor or outdoor seating. The charming classic décor of subway tiles and mint walls makes you want to sip on a tasty latte and stay awhile. The yummy options are endless with plenty of delectable croissants and breakfast sandwiches as well as an extensive lunch/dinner menu. Don’t forget to sample one of their fine specialty pastries (which resemble a work of art rather than something that should be eaten but taste equally as beautiful) as well as a couple of the exquisite chocolates.  

  • Hillbilly Tea

Now back to one of those original palate pleasing Louisville restaurants to round out this tasty list. Hillbilly Tea serves a pleasant unexpected spin on classic dishes making them anything but ordinary. Offering a gluten free and vegan friendly menu with classics such as kale, collards, foie gras and a red trout and those are just a few of the brunch ingredients. If you are craving something a little bit unique, this may be your spot. Enjoy something flavorsome while surrounded by good ambiance, fresh flowers and a little bit of hip simplicity in their 2 story raw building at 120 S 1st St. Its a little a great mix of country and modern and a lot of fabulous food. The menu is small in a positive way and the mouth-watering tea is flowing. They also offer an equally appetizing dinner menu with several lovely adult beverage concoctions. Be aware that brunch is only a weekend delight at this establishment but definitely worth the wait.

Now that my mouth is watering and my stomach is sufficiently growling, I encourage you to sample some of the superb Louisville restaurants in your neighborhood

We would love to hear from you! If this list has one of your favorite brunch spots or if you have  a great restaurant to recommend, please share your hidden gems with us.

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