If there’s ever been a foodie city with an incredible brunch scene, it’s Louisville. With so many great restaurants to choose from, it’s hard to know where to go for your Saturday or Sunday morning smorgasbord, but we’re here to help. If you’ve never been to Louisville or are still in doubt about your go-to spot, take a look at our list of the top 11 Louisville brunch spots you need to try ASAP.
11 Louisville Brunch Spots to Try
Highlands: 1606 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205 • (502) 365-1921
Highlands brunch hours: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Douglass Hills: 11400 Main St, Louisville, KY 40243 • (502) 742-1456
Douglass Hills brunch hours: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LouVino is a Louisville classic that is steeped in local flair and hometown charm. Enjoy $2 mimosas, classic biscuits and gravy, or our personal favorite, the pancake tacos. This tapas restaurant is perfect for ordering lots of small plates for everyone to try and share — trust us, you’ll want a bite of it all!
624 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202 • (502) 384-9090
Brunch hours: Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
With 80 percent of their ingredients purchased from the city’s surrounding farms, Harvest takes its farm-to-table slogan seriously. And with a wide variety of options — from Harvest Deviled Eggs to Grits-N-Goo — this NuLu hot spot definitely features some of the best cuisine the River City has to offer.
2300 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206 • (502) 458-8888
Brunch hours: Seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Drag brunch hours: Sundays, 11 a.m. by reservation
If you’re down for an adventure and experience you won’t soon forget, Le Moo’s Drag Brunch should be first on your brunch list. Known for its award-winning steaks, the Louis Vuitton booth and their birthday special, it’s safe to say that this steak house has everything plus the kitchen sink. Where else can you find a delicious brunch buffet, mimosas and drag queens who perform throughout the dining room?
1416 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204 • (502) 365-3900
111 St. Matthews Ave., Louisville, KY 40207 • (502) 883-0203
Brunch hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you’re looking for flavorful twists on brunch classics, Highland Morning is the place to be. From the Ultimate Crab Cake Benedict to Sarah’s Southern Pecan Waffles, Highland Morning has something for both sweet and savory fans. Round up your friends and order some plates to share, because you’re going to want to try a little of everything. Just be sure to check out the Biscuits ‘N’ Gravy, winner of the People’s Choice Award for Best biscuits and gravy at Louisville’s Annual Gravy Cook Off in 2013 and 2015.
1702 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40205 • (502) 409-8103
Brunch hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It was during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, while cooking for Team USA, that Chef Darnell Ferguson earned his nickname, “SuperChef.” Today, the moniker is more than a reference to Darnell’s “super” culinary skills; it’s also the name of one of the best brunch spots in Louisville. Superwaffles are the highlight of the crave-worthy SuperChef’s menu, and adventurous diners are sure to love The Hulk (a green waffle sandwich with eggs, sausage, and Canadian bacon) and the Elvis (waffles layered with peanut butter and bananas and drizzled with chocolate and caramel syrup).
700 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202 • (502) 749-7100
Brunch hours: Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you like your bacon and Bloody Marys with a funky, urban vibe, Garage Bar is sure to become your favorite brunch spot. The rock-and-roll soundtrack and homespun leather seats are the perfect backdrop for delectable menu items like Warm Beignets and Smoked Salmon. Garage Bar also serves up brick oven pizzas during lunch, and the Brussels Sprouts pie is definitely the best way to hit your daily veggie quota.
4816 Brownsboro Ctr., Louisville, KY 40207 • (502) 205-2888
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
If you’re headed to brunch with kids in tow, Noosh Nosh is definitely the family-friendly restaurant to visit, and with its colorful interior and mosaic oven named “Maria,” Noosh Nosh scores high on both food and atmosphere. Come with a big appetite because you’re going to want to try one of everything on the menu. We recommend starting with the Strawberry & Cream crepes, or, for the veggie-friendly crowd, the Tofu Florentine.
Con Huevos is the Louisville classic serving up midday fare with a Mexican flair. You can’t go wrong with any of the creative takes on standard dishes, including Huevos Rancheros made with local farm-fresh eggs and Mexican Sopes. You’re sure to become a Con Huevos regular if you like your brunch with a spicy kick.
J. Graham’s at The Brown Hotel
335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 • (502) 583-1234
Brunch hours: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Brown Hotel looks, feels, and tastes like luxury, and it’s perfect for both entertaining your out-of-town guests and treating yourself to a fancy meal. Home of the classic Louisville Hot Brown, it’s safe to say that J. Graham’s is a must-visit for Sunday brunch. (The Lobster Mac And Cheese and Bluegrass B.L.T. are pretty drool-worthy, too.)
Gander: An American Grill
111 S English Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40245 • (502) 915-8484
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Gander is a classic experience with a distinctly modern flair, but it’s the all-you-can-eat brunch buffet — featuring sweet-chili salmon, a hot brown casserole and more — that help this restaurant land on our must-try brunch list. You can always order from the menu, too, and the Fried Green Tomatoes with Gander Sauce are a house specialty.
Toast on Market
620 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202 • (502) 569-4099
Brunch hours: Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet, savory, or in-between, Toast on Market‘s eclectic menu has you covered. You may stop in for the Louisville wings mural, but you’ll definitely stay for the Monte Cristo or Pulled Pork Benedict. Toast on Market is the perfect spot to satisfy your appetite and your Instagram feed.
We hope you get the chance to cross every one of these delicious restaurants off your Louisville brunch bucket list!
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