The Café

In the Media

Louisville Business First
The Café was rated number 18 on the Highest Rated Locally Owned restaurants list. Information for this list was obtained from, and Louisville Business First research. Yelp’s search results are based on an algorithm that is designed to provide the best responses based on a number of different factors including review, ratings and number of reviews. The Café was more than excited to make the list with so many other incredible restaurants.
WDRB News in the Morning
Secrets of Louisville Chefs films Chef Cindy Rubino as she prepares her famous Strata alla Cucina.
Our very own Sal Rubino was on WDRB News in the Morning with Keith Kaiser discussing A Taste of The Highlands, Mardi Gras. The event raises money for emergency assistance programs, as well as senior outreach programs in the Highlands area. The Cafe is one of 14 amazing restaurants participating. Click above to watch the segment featuring Sal at The Cafe!
The Cafe was named in the top 25 places to visit in Louisville by VacationIdea Magazine. They had these wonderful comments to make about The Cafe's vintage atmosphere and cuisine. "The indoor dining room is bright and colorful and the lovely outdoor patio is a delight with comfortable seating and blooming plants, a fishpond, and a waterfall.The café serves large portions of traditional American food with Southern flair, with large portions, fresh seasonal ingredients, and distinct flavors. "
Insider Louisville
The Café received a wonderful article from Insider Louisville On September 28th, wishing us a happy 22nd birthday and highlighting a couple things that make us so unique such as our vintage interior and a couple of our signature dishes such as "The Pimita" and our Old Faithful chili.
The Voice-Tribune
To commemorate the 22nd anniversary of The Café , the Voice-Tribune featured us in their weekly issue on September 26, 2018. Read more on page 20.rn
LEO Weekly
The Café received a raving review from LEO Weekly, which can be found in there September 12, 2018 issue. They complemented our “Hospitable, warm, competent, welcoming service" and talked about one of our favorite dishes, Strata alla Cucina.
Courier Journal
The Café was named one of the "Must-Try Breakfast and Brunch Spots Around Louisville" by the Courier Journal on August 18, 2018!
Louisville Magazine
The Café was voted a finalist in Louisville Magazine's 2018 "Best of Louisville Reader's Choice Awards" in the category of "Best Outdoor Patio". Read more on page 49.
TOPS Louisville
The Café was featured in the April 2018 edition of TOPS Louisville. Find us on page 128 to read more about our boxed lunch options.
Courier Journal
The Courier Journal featured our "simple, straight-forward food with a Southern flair" and shared three of our favorite recipes.
Edible Louisville
The Café was featured in the December 2017 edition of Edible Louisville. Read more about our commitment to the community (p. 36) and see our our German Chocolate Cake recipe (p. 39).
Rose Awards
The Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau awarded Sal and Cindy the 2017 Unity Award which recognizes outstanding achievement in the promotion of unity in the hospitality industry.
The Café was selected by Thrillist as one of the 'Best Brunches in Louisville'.
The Local Life
To celebrate 20 years in business, Sal sat down with The Local Life.
EatDrinkTalk spoke with owner, Sal Rubino, about The Café's successes and celebrating 20 years in business in October 2016.
USA Today 10 Best
The Café's Hot Brown voted Top 10 Best Hot Brown in Kentucky.
The Culture Trip
Voted one of Louisville’s 10 Best Late Breakfast Spots.
Food Network
Seen on Southern Fried Road Trip and listed as Food Network’s top places to eat. Chef Robert Irvine of Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible highlighted The Café as being a great example of destination restaurant in Paristown Pointe.
Louisville Eater
The Café earns Courier-Journal’s second highest rating.
The Café is easy on the wallet and hard to forget.
Secrets of Louisville Chefs
Sal and Cindy share our story and a few of your favorite dishes. Kevin Harned visits The Café to fill you in on some of our secrets. View the full episode.

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