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AUG 2013

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Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe Blue Dog serves locally beloved artisan bread baked in a wood-burning oven, as well as brunch and sandwiches that resemble what you might fnd in a Parisian cafe. Breakfast/brunch/lunch Tues.-Sat. Reservations accepted for six or more. 2868 Frankfort Ave., 8999800 bluedogbakeryandcafe.com. VF. O. $ Blue Horse Cafe & Terrace Located at the Crowne Plaza hotel, the Blue Horse serves distinctively Bluegrass cuisine such as Hot Browns and Kentucky farm-raised catfsh. Features a fully stocked bourbon bar. Breakfast/lunch/dinner daily. 830 Phillips Lane, 367-2251 cplouisville.com. CF. O. FB. $$ Butterfy Garden Tucked away in the courtyard of a Victorian house, this cafe serves the simple, yet scrumptious. Try a cup of hot tea paired with the pear and Gorgonzola salad. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Reservations recommended. 1327 Bardstown Road, 456-4500; 4600 Shelbyville Road, 895-1474 butterfygardencafe.com. VF. O. $ The Cafe The perennially popular eatery offers outdoor seating and a brunch menu served all day Saturday and Sunday. The tomato-dill soup is a house specialty, and salads and sandwiches include names like The Naturalistic and The Louis XIV (chicken salad with apple slices and lettuce). Breakfast/lunch Mon.-Sat. Reservations accepted. 712 Brent St., 589-9191 thecafetogo.com. CF. VF. O. $ Cafe 360 This all-hours hangout may seem a bit grungy but is well worth the wait. Its eclectic menu offers all kinds of breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. Smoke hookah and blow smoke bubbles with bubble soap. Just trust us. Breakfast/lunch/dinner daily. 1582 Bardstown Road, 473-8694 CF. VF. O. FB. LN. $ Cafe Fraiche Have breakfast that ranges from healthy (egg white and veggie frittata) to indulgent (fried chicken and waffes) For lunch, there are sandwiches, pizzas, and a daily quiche selection. Breakfast/lunch Mon.-Sat. Reservations accepted for 10 or more. 3642 Brownsboro Road, 894-8929 cafe-fraiche.com. CF. VF. $ Cafe Lou Lou Cafe Lou Lou is a funky Louisville favorite with a diverse menu, ranging in favors. Indulge in a calzone or gourmet pizza. Lunch/dinner daily. Reservations accepted and can be booked online. Delivery also available. 106 Sears Ave., 893-7776; 2216 Dundee Road, 459-9566 cafeloulou.com. CF. VF. FB. $$ Caffe Classico Sample European cafe-style fare at this charming spot in Clifton. Try an espresso or cappucino for a morning pick-me-up. The lunch and dinner menus include salads and fresh-made paninis, steaks, pastas and grilled salmon, along with an assortment of pastries and authentic gelato. Whatever you do, don't miss the pommes frites. Lunch Tues. & Sun.; lunch/dinner Wed.-Sat. 2144 Frankfort Ave., 895-0076 caffe-classico.com. VF. O. BW. $ Cheddar Box Cafe Offers a wide variety of lunch soups, salads and pastas, as well as creatively titled sandwiches such as It Ain't Being Green. Cheddar Box also serves multiple desserts, including pies and cakes that are sold by the slice or whole. 12121 Shelbyville Road, 2452622 CF. VF. O. $ weekends. Breakfast/lunch daily. Reservations recommended. 335 W. Broadway, 583-1234 brownhotel. com. CF. VF. O. FB. $$ City Cafe Meridian Cafe City Cafe is a lunchtime favorite among the downtown offce crowd. Its creative (and reliably good) lunches are based on cuisines from around the world. Few restaurants do more for the cause of soup. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 505 W. Broadway, 589-1797; 500 S. Preston St., 852-5739 citycafelunch.com. CF. VF. BW. $ Breakfast lovers shouldn't miss Meridian Cafe. Offerings include superb French toast, a bagel sandwich with smoked salmon and wilted spinach, and hearty pastrami hash. If you're more into lunch, check out the white bean burger or shitake mushroom sandwich. Breakfast/lunch Mon.-Sat. 112 Meridian Ave., 8979703 themeridiancafe.com. CF. VF. $ The Cottage Cafe Otto's Cafe Pink famingos greet diners at this East End lunch spot noted for its homemade chicken salad and soups, Hot Browns and made-from-scratch desserts. Lunch Mon.-Sat. 11609 Main St., 244-9497 The Seelbach's more casual restaurant offers a breakfast buffet every day as well as à la carte options and lunch with local ingredients. Try the Kentucky Benedict — a regional twist on the traditional egg dish. Breakfast/lunch daily. Reservations accepted. 500 S. Fourth St., 585-3200 seelbachhilton.com. VF. $$ CF. VF. O. $ Derby Cafe Located at the world's most famous racetrack and named for the fastest two minutes in sports, this Derby Museum restaurant serves up traditional Kentucky fare with a lighter spin. Try the Kentucky Hot Brown. Lunch daily. Reservations accepted for six or more. 704 Central Ave., 634-0858 derbycafe. com. CF. VF. O. FB. $ Shady Lane Cafe Weekly specials are a big draw for this small cafe owned by local poet and chef Bill Smith. Features comfort food on Tuesdays, cheeseburger night on Wednesdays and fsh fry on Fridays. Breakfast Sat,; lunch Mon.- Sat.; dinner Thurs.-Fri. 4806 Brownsboro Center, 893-5118 shadylanecafe.com. CF. VF. $ Dish on Market Tiffany Cellar Cafe This loft-like downtown spot serves a hearty brunch every day until 3 p.m. Try the Big Damn Breakfast and you'll be fueled up for the rest of the day. For dinner it serves a mean burger, and it offers the occasional can't-miss burger and bourbon special. Breakfast/lunch/dinner daily. 434 W. Market St., 3150669 dishonmarket.com. VF. FB. LN. $ Watch your step when you duck into this lower-level lunch spot: Its cozy dining rooms are crammed with antiques from Head House Antiques and Uniques, which is located upstairs. Try the Benedictine, bread pudding with bourbon sauce or homemade soups. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Reservations accepted. 11601 Main St., 245-4411 CF. O. $ Ermin's French Bakery and Cafe Toast This cafe and caterer offers toothsome homemade breads, desserts, soups, sandwiches, salads and other entrées. Try the popular strudel, tomato basil soup, Greek salads or appropriately named Sinbar — a chocolate and peanut butter dessert. Boxed lunches available. Breakfast/lunch/dinner daily. 1201 S. First St., 635-6960; Starks Building, 5855120 erminsbakery.com. VF. $ This NuLu eatery serves traditional breakfast and lunch fare with the fair of a gastronome. Try hearty breakfast dishes like "drowned eggs"— eggs poached and served in a tomato cilantro sauce — or decadent pancake creations like lemon souffe or bread pudding. Breakfast/lunch Tues.-Sun. 620 E. Market St., 569-4099; 141 East Market St., New Albany, Ind., (812) 941-8582 toastonmarket.com. CF. Ghyslain on Market Opened by Canadian chocolatier Ghyslain Maurais, it serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and, thank goodness, dessert. The menu has a European fair with dishes like the Croque Monsieur panini and Greek quiche. For breakfast, there's a full selection of French pastries. And of course you can't forget the chocolates. Breakfast/lunch/dinner daily. 721 E. Market St., 690-8645; Westport Village, 690-6001 ghyslain.com. CF. VF. O. Highland Morning Highland Morning is the antidote to a night of drinking on Bardstown Road. Breakfast dishes like burritos and bacon and eggs are served 24/7. Lunch and dinner items are also available. Breakfast/lunch daily. 1416 Bardstown Road, 365-3900 CF. VF. O. FB. $ J. Graham's Cafe The Brown Hotel's more casual restaurant provides a chance to eat the Hot Brown at its natal site — along with other sandwiches, salads and entrées. Features a lunch buffet on weekdays and a contemporary à la carte menu. Breakfast buffet on VF. O. FB. $ That Place On Goss Chef William Enix serves up breakfast and lunch at this Germantown location that features a full bar and patio. Catering is available, too. Breakfast/lunch Tues.-Sat.; Brunch Sun. 946 Goss Ave., 409-5409 thatplaceongoss.com. O. FB. $ Verbena Cafe Breakfast or lunch? You can get both at this Norton Commons spot from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. An extensive menu includes omelets, crepes, blintzes, paninis, burgers and more. Breakfast/lunch Tues.-Sun. 10639 Meeting St., 425-0020 verbenacafe.com. CF. VE. $ Wild Eggs This wildly (excuse the pun) popular breakfast and lunch spot is an ode to the egg. The dining room features egg art and even egg-shaped salt and pepper shakers. The creatively titled offerings include "Violet You're Turning Violet" blueberry pancakes and "Crispy Hippie Crunch" granola waffes. Breakfast/lunch daily. 3985 Dutchmans Lane, 893-8005; 1311 Herr Lane, 618-2866; 153 English Station Road, 618-3449 wildeggs.com. VF. $$ 8.13 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 133

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