Trying to find the best Desserts & Coffee in Louisville? 10Best has you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then, we showcase popular restaurants like Blue Dog Bakery and Café, and we highlight eateries with great user reviews, like Heine Bros. Coffee. We also help you find areas where Desserts & Coffee are prominent - the Historic Crescent Hill area, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Louisville's best.


Kentucky Fair And Expo Center

There's no mistaking what's going on at The Bakery. The only problem is trying to decide what to order! You'll find a great selection of homemade breads, cakes, and cookies, along with teas and coffees, homemade fruit preserves, and a deli lunch menu. What's more, the superb eatery also functions as a cooking school. Classes meet daily in an adjacent room separated only by a glass partition, allowing customers a view of the goings-on.

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Enjoy fresh bagels and cafe au laits at this casual spot. Sure, it makes its own bagels and serves them with lox and cream cheese, veggie spreads, and other fillings. However, it's also well-known for an impressive array of soups, which include mushroom barley, split pea, spinach, potato, lentil, golden cheddar, and minestrone. Browse the paper as you nibble and sip.

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Historic Crescent Hill

This gourmet bakery and cafe has garnered terrific reviews and buzz for its homemade breads baked in a wood-burning oven. They're delicious alone or incorporated into wonderful sandwiches. You can also opt for sublime pastries, omelets, and a good selection of lunch specialties, including prix fixe options. In addition, you can score a great cappuccino.

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Owned by a former copywriter and a lawyer, this popular local chain serves as a frequent neighborhood hangout thanks to its great coffees. Organic, fair-trade goods are the standard, along with whole-leaf teas. Fresh-roasted, the coffees attract a wide variety of folks, as do cookies, muffins, and bagels.

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