For our first review of Louisville’s best restaurants and eateries, we’re talking about a charming hidden nook of a restaurant called Verbena Café. One of our law office’s staff members had the chance to review Verbena Café during lunch hour recently. Here’s her review:
Today I went to Verbena Café for lunch, located close to my home in Norton Commons. Verbena is a breakfast and lunch café few have heard of. This restaurant is truly a hidden gem with an extensive menu featuring both breakfast and lunch options.
The light-yellow walls in the dining area of the restaurant provide a bright atmosphere, well complemented with wooden booths. Overall, the charming restaurant exudes an atmosphere of sunniness and coziness wrapped up in one.
Since the weather was nice, I opted to dine outside on the small patio with my colleagues. Every item on the menu sounded delicious; I could not decide if I wanted to get breakfast or lunch. After perusing the menu, I started off by ordering an iced tea the waitress brought out quickly. All of the menu items were inexpensive with no entree exceeding $12.00.
I decided I was in the mood for lunch and ordered the “Turkey Panini,” consisting of roasted turkey breast, tomato, gouda cheese, and pesto mayo, served on toasted sourdough bread. I was surprised to receive my food so quickly. The toasted turkey sandwich was very good and tasted slightly smoky from the smoked gouda cheese. The fries were crispy and complemented the sandwich very well.
The service was fast, I was seated immediately, and the food/check were brought quickly. Verbena is the perfect location for a quick and easy lunch in a calm part of town. I go to this restaurant quite often because it is right across the street from my office and a good place to take my family to on the weekends for brunch.