Louisville’s only coal-fired oven makes pizza crust thin and crisp. Coals offers carefully composed 12-inch pies, one to try is the Highlands pizza which is topped with Dream Catcher Farm bacon, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and arugula.
This influential and celebrated Louisville restaurant championed seasonal, local ingredients before it was trendy. The menu rotates weekly, and special three-course prix-fixe meals are available for lunch.
Sample European cafe-style fare at this charming spot in Clifton. Try an espresso or cappucino for a morning pick-me-up. The lunch and dinner menus include salads and fresh-made paninis, steaks, pastas and grilled salmon, along with an assortment of pastries and authentic gelato. Whatever you do, don’t miss the pommes frites.
The only Colombian restaurant in the region, La Colombiana serves authentic fare like arepas (a cornmeal cake filled with meat, cheese or beans) and bandeja paisa (rice, red beans, skirt steak, chicharron, sweet plantains, a fried egg, and avocado).
This bright, airy cafe, located in two adjoining renovated houses is known for its breakfast menu which is served all day. Favorites include house-smoked trout hash and stacks of cornmeal pancakes — with or without the ever-changing toppings. The lunch and dinner menus are also sure bets.