The 5 Best Fall Breakfast Spots In Louisville


With the air outside cooling down, you want pumpkin everything, hot coffee, stacks of warm pancakes and all things sweet and savory. Also, with the holidays right around the corner, you can get a head start on using that as an excuse to let yourself go until spring. Nobody will be able to tell under that sweet Christmas sweater, anyway.

Village Anchor

When:A�Sunday, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM

This village-centered European-style root meets Parisian bistro offers a classy yet cozy ambiance. Sit fireside on chillier days or out on their adorable outdoor patio for the warmer ones.

The brunch menu offers a diverse selection of sweet and savory options. From Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy to the Huevos Rancheros Burrito to their famous Red Velvet Pancakes, there are options as hearty or as healthy as you’d like. Plus, The Village Anchor offers a wide array of breakfast beverages, including three different types of Bloody Marys, each as phenomenal as the last.

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The Rudyard Kipling

When:A�Sunday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

That Place On Goss has been transplanted to The Rud and serves up a heavenly brunch buffet, featuring donuts from Nord’s Bakery, and everything from an omelette bar to fried chicken. This Southern-influenced comfort food buffet will keep you coming back for more, with biscuits and gravy, quiche, waffles, and the less-conventional honey almond brie spread. If you’ve never been, The Rud offers a laid-back and inviting ambiance. The room is lit by the floor-to-ceiling windows and the work of local artists adorn the brick walls. String lights weave through the lattices, giving the place a artsy, contemporary-country feel.

The Hot Brown Casserole is to die for. The Bloody Marys and Mimosas are also a draw, and the entire deal is all very affordable.

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Toast On Market

When:A�Tuesday through Friday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Saturday & Sunday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Stop by Toast six days a week for some divine, sweet breakfast treats. Stuff you face with some stuffed french toast or some lemon souffle pancakes – topped with vanilla custard and blueberry compote. If you’re wanting something more hearty, you could try one of one of their many creative omelettes or some steak and eggs (or even offerings from the lunch menu, but we’ll focus on breakfast).

If you really need to warm up in the cool weather, Toast offers a jalapeno-infused Bloody Mary that is very well-received by Louisvillians.

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When:A�Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Friday & Saturday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Sunday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

This cozy bed and breakfast is brought to you by the creators of the Holy GraleA�(and happens to be right next door and shares its beautiful Gralegarten). The breakfast offerings are creative explosions of flavor – like the lamb sausage & grits or the biscuit & duck gravy. Gralehaus also offers unique espresso beverages and teas. Plus, mimosas. It’s the best of a coffee shop and brunch spot, all in one.

If you’re in the mood for a crepe or a new twist on a classic breakfast favorite, Gralehaus is the place to go to warm up on a cool fall morning.

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Anchorage Cafe

When:A�Monday through Friday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Saturday & Sunday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

This quaint cottage in the quiet neighborhood of Anchorage is the perfect place to spend a fall morning. Their menu is crafted from farm-to-table, seasonal ingredients and offers everything from classics like the Biscuits and Gravy Benedict to favorites like the Blueberry and Buttermilk Pancakes. The Egg and Cheese Sandwich on a pretzel croissant is just as good as it sounds.

This place also serves locally roasted coffee and espresso.

anchorage cafeCredit: Anchorage Cafe

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