13 March 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Crave Café

Hit & Miss

After a battle of cabin fever from the snow, we were all excited to have a beautiful sunny day to explore a new lunch spot. After some discussion we decided to try Crave Café at 2250 Frankfort Avenue. We had high expectations for this small, but inviting café. I had The Guido, a grilled chicken & pesto sandwich on a ciabatta bread, a cup of chicken artichoke soup and a side of bleu cheese slaw. The sandwich was average, while the soup seemed to be lacking. The combination of the vinegar dressing and blue cheese on the slaw was a bit overwhelming for my taste buds.

Sammy had the grilled cheese sandwich and Gia had The Lexington, consisting of smoked turkey with gouda & sun-dried tomato mayo sandwich. She said that it was quite good. Gia had hoped to try the tomato dill soup that was advertised on the sandwich board outside, but they’d already run out. Personally, I think there is nothing more annoying than a restaurant advertising something and then they are out of it. To add insult to injury, they were out of Diet Coke.

The general consensus amongst the three of us was the same: it was a charming location, with the food being just OK. In closing, I may be being a little harder than Sammy with regard to my opinions, however, there are a lot of options to spend your money in Louisville and competition is fierce. We are always looking for that great spot that goes the extra mile to give the consumer a memorable experience and a reason to come back. I found this lunch spot to be somewhat forgettable.

On our way back to the office we had to stop by Sweet Surrender to satisfy our sweet tooth, and talk about memorable, our sweet treats were a definite must have after an average lunch.

Rating: 6/10

Cost: $27 for all 3 of us
Address: 2250 Frankfort Avenue | Louisville KY 40206
Phone: 502-896-1488

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One Response to “Crave Café”

  1. Dustin von Wheeler 2 April 2009 at 1:15 pm Permalink

    I completely agree with the above post. It is not my intent to go into all of the ways that I have been disappointed on my two visits to Crave, but being in the restaurant and deli business for years and years I can say they will not get further return business or any recommendations from me. As the above review suggests, there are plenty of food options in this town, so you better make sure your concept and execution are better than mediocre if you desire longevity. The bottom line for me was the price vs product, and unavailable items on the menu.

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