Add an over-medium egg to the honey ham slider, a house-baked buttermilk biscuit with country ham, cheddar, and honey mustard, for a protein power breakfast. For lunch, try the Mediterranean tuna sandwich with lemon confit and basil.

Atlantic No. 5
605 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 883-3398

A destination for cocktail enthusiasts, this cantina-tiki bar hybrid serves potent punches and high-end tequila. Try the Baja taco, a piece of Pacifico-battered catfish with cabbage slaw, crema and salsa on a house-made corn tortilla.

El Camino
1314 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 454-5417

Try the pork taco with grilled pineapple or the spicy fish taco topped with neon pink pickled cabbage at this taco spot decorated with Mexican wrestling masks.

El Taco Luchador
938 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 583-0440

At this humble-looking gastropub, there are no reservations and limited seating. People line up before it opens for pork belly sliders, soft-shell crab tacos, and inventive burgers.

Hammerhead's
921 Swan St
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 365-1112

Before you peruse the back room filled with vintage vinyl, treat yourself to a Derby Bar, a take on a brownie with toasted walnuts and Bulleit bourbon, alongside your coffee.

Please & Thank You
800 E Market Street
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 581-8561

Works of art line the walls and grace the plates in this gallery-style dining room inside the 21c Museum Hotel. For brunch, order the salmon sandwich on a brioche bun; it’s worth admiring before devouring.

Proof On Main
702 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 217-6360

A bacon and cheese omelette with an order of potato cakes and powdered sugar-dusted beignets is Louisville’s breakfast of champions.

Rye
900 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 749-6200

Some of our favorite Louisville chefs recommend the country ham salad sandwich, but their homemade pimiento cheese is also a winner. Don’t forget to grab some German-style potato salad on the side

121 S Floyd Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 690-5925

Try a homemade take on the Pop-Tart (in flavors like PB&J and smores), or a savory prosciutto, arugula, and brie on a baguette.

Wiltshire Pantry Bakery
901 Barret Ave and Cafe
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 581-8561