Louisville Brunch Guide: the essentials

Hey hi hello! For my first official content post I thought I would cover one of the most important things in my life: brunch.

Louisville is an incredible brunch destination; it has local chains, hole-in-the-walls, and cafés so charming for a moment it feels like you’re in Paris.

In this post I'll only tell you about three of my favorite brunch spots because trust me, I could go on for hours. In order of absolute deliciousness we have Wild Eggs, Blue Dog Bakery, and Highland Morning.

Wild Eggs has the largest menu by far and it’s the most convenient with five locations in the Kentuckiana area. This is definitely the place you take your out-of-town friends to. With a perfect ratio of sweet/savory everyone can find something they like.

 Wild Chicken and Waffle photo c/o Claire D. (my brunch partner in crime)

Wild Chicken and Waffle photo c/o Claire D. (my brunch partner in crime)

If you have a major dessert sweet tooth like me, I strongly recommend the skillet cinnamon roll, you’ll only be able to eat half but that means you can eat the other half the next morning—win win. My brunchmates also strongly recommend the Yellow Submarine sandwich, Wild Chicken and Waffle, and Kalamity Katie’s Border Benedict.

Also I cannot stress this enough, they have the BEST pumpkin pancakes. They’re seasonal, but they make November-January extra sweet.

 Potato latkes and my favorite pumpkin pancakes.

Potato latkes and my favorite pumpkin pancakes.

Blue Dog Bakery on Frankfort Ave. is the Parisian café I was talking about.

 Photo c/o Claire D. 

Photo c/o Claire D. 

LIKE? Wow.

Every time I go here I feel 25 and sophisticated and I always somehow end up wearing a beret. Blue Dog offers fresh baked bread, pastries, and the BEST macarons.

 Poached Free-Range Egg & Bacon Pizza with Arugula. Photo c/o Claire D. 

Poached Free-Range Egg & Bacon Pizza with Arugula. Photo c/o Claire D. 

I always order the Turkey, Swiss, Apple, Bacon, Mayo and their kombucha if they have it. My best friend always gets the Poached Free-Range Egg & Bacon Pizza with Arugula. You really can’t go wrong here, people.

 Turkey, Swiss, Apple, Bacon, Mayo sandwich and the Artichoke Hearts, Boursin, Eggplant, Red Bell Pepper, Tapenade, Mozzarella, Mayo sandwich. 

Turkey, Swiss, Apple, Bacon, Mayo sandwich and the Artichoke Hearts, Boursin, Eggplant, Red Bell Pepper, Tapenade, Mozzarella, Mayo sandwich. 

Last but not least is Highland Morning. This cute brunch stop has two locations, one on Bardstown Road and one off Shelbyville Road. They have the cutest sky high Nutella and strawberry mini waffles and delicious sandwiches named after places in the city.

 The Bardstown Roadie and the Good Morning Breakfast Burrito.

The Bardstown Roadie and the Good Morning Breakfast Burrito.

When I’m feeling too adult for the waffle tower, I always get the Bardstown Roadie.

These three restaurants are, in my opinion, some of the best in the city. What are your favorites? Drop a comment below with your favorite brunch spot and we’ll have to go sometime!

Stay happy!

xo, bea

P.S. special thanks to Claire for sending pictures my way of our adventures in brunching. Love you girl.