Best 14 Breakfast Restaurants in Louisville, KY

January 13, 2022
Food & Drink
jason wolfe
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Breakfast is, of course, the most important meal of the day— we all know that! If you, for whatever reason, find yourself in Louisville, you can’t skip breakfast! 

You might have some favorite spots already if you live in the area, or you could be planning a trip for the derby or one of the many other things to do in this Kentucky city! Whether you’re a Louisville local or a visitor, you deserve the best for your breakfast!

Luckily, all of the restaurants on this list will serve you just that, and the majority of them are also supported by GiftYa, a virtual gift card company! 

With GiftYa’s app, you can send someone you know money to spend at a participating location that they can set up with their card so they don’t have to remember to bring anything extra!

Wild Eggs

Popular breakfast chain with locations in many cities, including Louisville!

There’s far more on the menu than just the namesake at Wild Eggs, but you definitely won’t want to miss out on these omelettes. Image courtesy of Instagram.

121 S Floyd St | Louisville | wildeggs.com 

While Wild Eggs may have expanded beyond Kentucky in terms of locations, the very first Wild Eggs restaurant opened up in Louisville in 2007. There are now no less than five locations in Louisville and plenty more in other states and cities!

This restaurant puts a twist on a lot of traditional dishes, and has consistently top-notch service that keeps its patrons coming back! With their famous eggs, other breakfast classics like pancakes, waffles, and french toast, Wild Eggs is definitely worth a try. And if you order a mimosa with your meal, you’ll definitely be in for a wild ride.

Wild Eggs is open from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on weekdays, and from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

“I had the southwest steak n cheese omelette with biscuit and home fries - it was delicious and flavorful. Served with a bold, medium coffee. The sweet tea was nice. Would definitely recommend it!” - Yelp Review

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Metro Diner

Another popular chain with GiftYa supported locations both in Louisville and outside of it!

Whether you want a plate of eggs, pancakes, or waffles, Metro Diner has you covered! There’s much more on the menu, too! Image courtesy of Instagram.

4901 Outer Loop Rd Ste 100 | Louisville | metrodiner.com

Metro Diner may have first begun in Jacksonville in 1992, but they’re still definitely worth a visit in Kentucky! It’s only 5 minutes from the Louisville International Airport, and ten minutes from downtown!

This restaurant serves all three meals a day, every day, but breakfast and brunch are definitely something special, here— it is a diner, after all! They have pancakes, waffles, eggs, omelettes, sandwiches— you name it!

Hours at Metro Diner are from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. all seven days a week, Monday through Sunday.

“COVID precautions are in place and staff follows accordingly. Service here from start to finish was phenomenal. This truly feels like coming to mom's house for a home-cooked meal.” - Yelp Review

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Toast on Market

Outdoor dining in the East Market District of Louisville, Kentucky!

Even if this restaurant boasts their fantastic toast, you’ll find there’s far more on the menu for you to choose from, and an amazing outdoor dining space! Image courtesy of Instagram.

620 E Market St | Louisville | toastonmarket.com 

Toast on Market is located in the popular East Market District of Louisville, also known as NULU! It’s a great area of both dining and shopping, and definitely worth a stop if you’re making the trip to the city.

They serve both classic and unique dishes for breakfast, brunch, and lunch— all of which are available the whole day. Not only that, but you can also grab a brunch cocktail to have with your meal!

Hours are from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays, and the restaurant is open for outdoor dining, indoor dining, and takeout which you can order online.

“Perhaps one of the best breakfast I have ever had! The drunken eggs were amazing! I live nearly eleven hours away but I know I will be back to enjoy them again. Staff is excellent and coffee is good.” - Yelp Review

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First Watch

A popular restaurant chain serving breakfast, lunch, and brunch!

Whether you want to dine in or out, you can have it all at First Watch— they offer both takeout and patio seating. Image courtesy of Instagram.

201 South Hurstbourne Pkwy | Louisville | firstwatch.com

First Watch is very popular in Louisville, but the restaurant has locations all over the country!.Their award winning breakfast, brunch, and lunch speaks for itself no matter where you’re eating it.

The extensive menu at First Watch offers a variety of options, such as eggs, omelettes, sandwiches, salads, and more! There’s also a juice bar, and are partnered with Project Sunrise Coffee, so that you have the perfect beverage to wash down your dish.

Hours are from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. every day of the week, although this restaurant is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

“Came here for breakfast with my good friend! Service here was really friendly. We waited about 10-15 minutes to get seated. This place is pretty popular. The food here is really fresh.” - Yelp Review

Highland Morning

A family-owned and operated restaurant in a great area of Louisville!

Highland Morning works hard to make sure that all their customers feel at home. The only thing more inviting than a sign like this is the food itself! Image courtesy of Instagram.

1416 Bardstown Rd | Louisville | highlandmorning.org 

Nestled between the Highlands and St. Matthews, this upscale breakfast and lunch restaurant is in an area of Louisville that’s definitely worth visiting. Highland Morning is family-owned, and prides itself on serving authentic, fresh food with a smile.

Highland Morning puts pancakes, waffles, french toast, eggs, soups, salads, sandwiches, sides, drinks, and cocktails on the table when you choose to dine-in, and they have a separate menu for events and catering. 

Hours are from  8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on weekdays, and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

“Quaint little "hole in the wall" type place, with a lot of yummy choices to choose from. They serve breakfast and lunch all day! Breakfast cocktails too. More breakfast options than lunch, though.” - Yelp Review

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The Cafe

A sought after spot for a meal located in a central area of Louisville.

What’s a breakfast or brunch without the perfect drink? The drink choices at The Cafe leave nothing out! Image courtesy of Instagram.

711 Brent St | Louisville | thecafetogo.com 

Just off of East Broadway, The Cafe is located in Louisville’s arts and entertainment district— Paristown, a place where it fits right in! However, the location of this restaurant also puts it in close quarters with many other great areas of the city, such as downtown Louisville, Crescent Hill, and the University.

You can dine at The Cafe or order catering, but no matter what, you’re sure to find something fancy and delicious on your plate. And of course the menu is incredibly extensive, so you’ll have a lot to choose from! There’s also cocktails, wines, cold beers, bourbon, and whiskey from the bar!

The Cafe is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, and from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays.

“One of the most delicious little brunch spots in Louisville. Their menu is extensive; there's something for everyone. I'd suggest making a reservation, or come prepared for a (well-deserved) wait.” - Yelp Review

Con Huevos

A Mexican style breakfast restaurant that always wants to make you smile!

Breakfast with friends is always a great idea, and it’s sure to be a good one if you come here! Image courtesy of Instagram.

2339 Frankfort Ave | Louisville | conhuevos.com 

Con Huevos brings fresh ingredients, flavors, and great service together to make it the perfect breakfast dining experience. Their dishes have an authentic Mexican style which sets Con Huevos apart from other places.

Despite what the name of the restaurant might suggest, there’s way more on the menu than dishes served “with eggs,” such as pancakes, waffles, french toast, breakfast burritos, churros, and more. There’s also lunch!

Hours are from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

“Delicious every time! The flavors really knock it out of the park. Never had an overcooked egg. Drinks are on point, fresh squeezed oj! I can't say enough great things about this place. They are doing it right!” - Yelp Review

Buy a GiftYa for Con Huevos Restaurant

Wagner’s Pharmacy

This place used to be a pharmacy and, despite keeping the name, now sells delicious breakfast food!

Wagner’s serves more casual breakfast for you to eat quickly and be on your way, but you’ll still definitely be satisfied! Image courtesy of Instagram.

3113 S 4th St | Louisville | wagnerspharmacy.com 

Wagner’s has been open in Louisville since 1922, but its roots come from far before that when Hagen’s Pharmacy— the former establishment — became a meeting place for food and drinks by the people coming from or going to Churchill Downs, due to its proximity to the racetrack. Now it’s been officially a restaurant for nearly 100 years, and making delicious dishes at this amazing spot.

With breakfast plates, sandwiches, omelettes, specials, and even burgers on the menu, you might be in for more casual dining at Wagner’s Pharmacy, but you definitely won’t be disappointed. This place is popular for a reason, and it’s definitely worth trying, although if you choose to visit during the Derby, you might want to prepare for a wait! 

Hours are from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, although this changes during Derby week— 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday of the Derby itself.

“Our group of six stopped in on a Saturday afternoon in July before heading to a tour of the race track. This type of mom and pop shop is right up my alley, and Wagner's did not disappoint!” - Yelp Review

SuperChefs

A superhero themed breakfast restaurant in the heart of Louisville!

One of the most popular dishes at SuperChefs is their fresh blueberry pancakes, served in a stack like this! Image courtesy of Instagram.

1702 Bardstown Rd | Louisville | superchefslouisville.com 

If you’re a big fan of DC or Marvel comics and you’re going to be in Louisville, then going to SuperChefs is a chance that you absolutely can’t pass up! Founded by celebrity chef Darnell Ferguson, this restaurant puts a unique twist on typical American-style breakfast dishes.

Appetizers, omelettes, french toast, waffles, pancakes, and specialty dishes— this place truly has it all! If you want to be ready to save the day, then you’re going to want to start your day right with a breakfast fit for the mightiest of heroes.

SuperChefs is closed on Saturdays, but has hours from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. every other day of the week.

“They have a lot of vegetarian options here! They also had two vegan burger options! Impossible and a vegan "chicken" burger! I tried the vegan "chicken" and it was so juicy and so good!” - Yelp Review

Consider going to one of these amazing breakfast restaurants if you find yourself in Louisville, and consider purchasing a GiftYa for one of them as well. Treat someone you care about to the most important meal of the day!

Con Huevos

A Mexican-style breakfast restaurant that always wants to make you smile!

Breakfast with friends is always a great idea, and it’s sure to be a good one if you come here! Many of the dishes have portions big enough to share, and you’ll definitely want to try a bit of everything. Image courtesy of Instagram.

2339 Frankfort Ave | Louisville | conhuevos.com 

Con Huevos brings fresh ingredients, flavors, and great service together to make it the perfect breakfast dining experience. Their dishes have an authentic Mexican style which sets Con Huevos apart from other places.

Despite what the name of the restaurant might suggest, there’s way more on the menu than dishes served “with eggs,” such as pancakes, waffles, french toast, breakfast burritos, churros, and more. There’s also lunch!

Hours are from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

“Delicious every time! The flavors really knock it out of the park. Never had an overcooked egg. Drinks are on point, fresh squeezed oj! I can't say enough great things about this place. They are doing it right!” - Yelp Review

Buy a GiftYa for Con Huevos Restaurant

Wagner’s Pharmacy

This place used to be a pharmacy but, despite keeping the name, they now sell delicious breakfast food.

Wagner’s serves more casual breakfast for you to eat quickly and be on your way, but you’ll still definitely be satisfied! Image courtesy of Instagram.

3113 S 4th St | Louisville | wagnerspharmacy.com 

Wagner’s has been open in Louisville since 1922, but its roots come from far before that when Hagen’s Pharmacy— the former establishment — became a meeting place for food and drinks by the people coming from or going to Churchill Downs, due to its proximity to the racetrack. Now it’s been officially a restaurant for nearly 100 years, and making delicious dishes at this amazing spot.

With breakfast plates, sandwiches, omelettes, specials, and even burgers on the menu, you might be in for more casual dining at Wagner’s Pharmacy, but you definitely won’t be disappointed. This place is popular for a reason, and it’s definitely worth trying, although if you choose to visit during the Derby, you might want to prepare for a wait! 

Hours are from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, although this changes during Derby week— 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday of the Derby itself.

“Our group of six stopped in on a Saturday afternoon in July before heading to a tour of the race track. This type of mom and pop shop is right up my alley, and Wagner's did not disappoint!” - Yelp Review

Gralehaus

A cafe where the drinks are just as good as the food— and the food is pretty good.

This restaurant serves some of the best breakfast in Louisville and also happens to have a great atmosphere. Image courtesy of Instagram.

1001 Baxter Ave | Louisville | thegrales.com 

Gralehaus is a cafe that serves a lot of great breakfast food, such as coffee cake, banana date bread, biscuit sandwiches, and frittatas. There’s also dishes with a more brunch vibe, like the signature gralehaus cheeseburger.

This restaurant is best-known, however, for its all day espresso. You can choose from a wide selection of standard coffees as well as a few specials. Chances are you’ll be able to find something you like to go with your breakfast here even if you’re not big on coffee, though— there’s also beer, wine, and seasonal cocktails. Mocktails, too!

Gralehaus is open for breakfast from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on weekdays. The cafe is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

“Visited for brunch recently, and they have a pretty sweet pandemic set up. There is plenty of outdoor seating, and the patio is really lovely. Rather than humans taking your order, each table has a custom QR code to scan.” - Yelp Review

Biscuit Belly

Classic Kentucky biscuit sandwiches plus much more on the menu.

Pair a delicious meal with an equally delicious mimosa or a coffee at this great breakfast spot! Image courtesy of Instagram.

900 E Main St Ste #101 | Louisville | biscuitbelly.com

Biscuit Belly brings world-class biscuit sandwiches to three different locations in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as one in Evansville, Indiana. All focus on making classic southern comfort food with an unusual twist of flavor. 

On the menu at this Nulu location, you can find shareable starters, biscuits and gravy, sides, dishes for kids, vegetarian options, and of course, biscuit sandwiches— the star of the show. There’s also a lot of different options for coffee!

Hours at Biscuit Belly are from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

“On the weekend, expect to wait in line to get in. It's popular, it's hot, and of course, it's quite different… Would love to go back with friends so we can order a variety of dishes to enjoy amongst ourselves.” - Yelp Review

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Flora Kitchenette

Support a small business by visiting this all-vegan breakfast place.

The vegan doughnuts served at Flora Kitchenette are a must-have for your trip to Louisville! Image courtesy of Instagram.

1004 Barret Ave | Louisville | floravegankitchen.com 

Though you might think an all-vegan breakfast restaurant would have limited food to choose from, there’s quite a lot of options on the menu at Flora Kitchenette. Located in Underground Sounds, this Louisville breakfast restaurant is definitely a hidden gem.

Some crowd favorites are the biscuits and gravy, omelette plate, classic breakfast tacos, and avocado toast! In addition to entrees like these, you can also grab a dessert like a vegan cake donut or a side such as the popular roasted potatoes. Grab a coffee or tea, too!

Flora Kitchenette is open from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. every day of the week except for Tuesdays and Wednesdays, when the restaurant is closed.

“The vibe is very homey, food is made with love and seasoned to perfection. Her restaurant is very clean and plenty spacious for distance dining. Flora herself brings the food out to you and assures you have everything you need.” - Yelp Review

Morning Fork Louisville

Brunch and cocktails in a great area of Louisville.

French toast is a Kentucky breakfast classic, and you can find it at Morning Fork Louisville! Image courtesy of Instagram.

1722 Frankfort Ave | Louisville | morningforklouisville.com

Both indoor and outdoor seating are available at this great Louisville brunch restaurant, as well as both curbside and carryout. You can also book a special event here if you call in advance!

Here are a few of the dishes that contribute to Morning Fork having some of the best breakfast in Louisville.

On Wednesdays through Sundays, Morning Fork Louisville is open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday hours are still coming soon.

“In any case, this place has the absolute best biscuits and gravy I've had in ages. They come with eggs on top and (are) just delicious. The staff seem incredibly pleasant.” - Yelp Review

Consider going to one of these amazing breakfast restaurants if you find yourself in Louisville, and consider purchasing a GiftYa for one of them as well. Treat someone you care about to the most important meal of the day!

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