Best Brunch in Louisville

North End Cafe in Louisville, KY.
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If you are serious about your weekends, chances are you are serious about brunch. The french toast, the Bloody Marys, the omelets and too many cups of coffee... What's not to love?

Call your friends and plan a meeting spot, here are a handful of the best spots for brunch in Louisville:

Garage Bar

700 E Market St.
A hip spot with a ping pong table outside (along with outdoor seating). Known for their pizzas, they serve up a breakfast pizza along with brunch classics, like ham and grits, eggs, Bloody Marys and more.

Look for the crashed cars in front. Don't worry, it's an art installation. If you like art with your meal, know that the owners of Garage Bar are also the owners of 21c on Main Street.

Harvest
624 E Market St.

This place is known for serving local farm-fresh foods. Brunch features fancy cocktails in mason jars paired with cheesy grits, smoked bacon, breakfast sandwiches and much more. The service is slow, but it's brunch. No need to be in a rush. 

North End Cafe

1722 Frankfort Ave.
2116 Bardstown Rd.

A Louisville classic, this joint has two locations and is a go-to choice for many looking for brunch. After all, North End serves breakfast all day long. Try a mimosa, the huevos rancheros, or specialty pancakes. Plus, if you're hungry, the omelets are huge. If you are in a hurry, come early. Otherwise you will have to wait for a table.

Please & Thank You

800 East Market St.
Ok, fine, it's a coffee shop not a restaurant.

But P&TY is a great place to meet friends, have a snack (or meal) and catch up on the events of the weekend. If the weather is nice you can follow brunch with a stroll through the art galleries of Nulu. This spot also spins and sell record albums.

Ramsi's Cafe on the World 

1293 Bardstown Rd.
You're a fan of buffets?

Head to Ramsi's. There's quite a bit to choose from, including an omelet station. But don't fill up on only savory items, because there is a dessert buffet, too. Located on a busy stretch of Bardstown Road with many restaurants. The area is full of locals and visitors shopping, there are plenty of opportunities to window shop before or after your meal.

The Silver Dollar

1761 Frankfort Ave.
This spot features down home brunch selections. Think huevos rancheros, shrimp and grits,  biscuits and gravy with a honky tonk vibe. It's trendy and fun, plus the food satisfies. The owners of The Silver Dollar also own El Camino on Bardstown Rd., which also serves up a mean brunch. More options on Frankfort - Top 10 Frankfort Ave. Restaurants.

The Village Anchor Pub & Roost 

11507 Park Rd., Anchorage, KY
Officially this dining location is not in Louisville, but Village Anchor is a favorite of many both in and around Louisville, KY. The restaurant is frequently mentioned on lists of go-to spots around town. I've heard great things about the red velvet pancakes, corned beef hash and craft cocktails. And although Anchor is known for being a bit pricy, if you sit outside for brunch the mimosas are only $1 each.

Wild Eggs 

3985 Dutchmans Ln.
121 S Floyd St.

1311 Herr Ln.
I gotta be honest, this isn't one of my favorite places for breakfast. But, oddly, it is a favorite of many so I'm adding it to the list. One advantage is the menu is HUGE, there is truly something for everyone. Plus, since Wild Eggs does busy breakfasts throughout the week, they have service down. There is an advantage to the Dutchmans location if you plan to make a family day of it. The Dutchmans Wild Eggs is close to Village 8 movie theater, a great spot to see second run family movies at a discount price.