1001 Baxter Avenue Louisville, KY 40204
The people who own Holy Grale just opened Gralehaus, located right behind the beer bar, across from the Walgreens on Baxter Avenue. Don’t blink or you might miss it because they don’t have a sign out front. You’ll think you’re passing just another house in the Highlands. Actually, upstairs is soon to be a bed and breakfast.
You’ll walk into a rustic cafe with brick walls and dark wood tables and flooring. There’s limited seating (2 four person tables, 2 two person high tops, and 4 bar stools along the wall) so be prepared for any situation. It feels like a coffee shop but not only do they serve coffee, but delicious breakfast items and options for later in the day. Other beverages include tea, soda, and beer. A beer fridge covers one wall. Buy a bottle to drink in house or carry out. Coffee beans and food from the deli case are also available to be purchased and taken home.
We first ordered our caffeinated beverages to start our day. My boyfriend chose the macchiato ($3) and I had the single origin pour over ($3). They feature a rotating selection of coffee which is currently Intelligentsia Coffee from Chicago.
Expect unique menu options and not your typical eggs, bacon, and toast. Breakfast items range from Haus Granola to Lamb Sausage & Grits and four crepe varieties. I had the Haus Ham and Egg crepe ($8) which was a perfectly made crepe with some parts more crisp than others but definitely not burnt. Inside was a thin layer of ham, hint of aged cheddar (I would have liked more), sunny egg cooked just right, and topped with greens. My boyfriend ordered the Biscuit & Duck Gravy ($6), consisting of a fluffy biscuit covered in flavorful gravy and topped with a sunny side up egg. He thought he needed more biscuit for his gravy. But it worked out because I dipped my remaining crepe in it!
Overall I thought price was worth the quality and delicious taste of our meal.
Sandwiches and plates served later in the day (11 am-4 pm) include Open Faced Short Rib, Pork & Beans, and Fennel, Grapefruit, & Ricotta Toast. They even have dessert- I can’t wait to try their Sorghum & Apple soft serve. Let me just say I’m so glad I live nearby and can frequent gralehaus to try everything on the menu!
Open 7 days a week, 8 am-8 pm. Check out their menu on their Facebook page.