Sunday, April 4, 2010

ramsi's cafe on the world - louisville, ky

1293 Bardstown Road

During a visit to Louisville, KY Marty and I had the pleasure of dining at Ramsi's Cafe on the World for Sunday brunch.  It was such a beautiful day we sat outside on their patio, across from this beautiful fountain.

Before we went, we checked out restaurants in Louisville on Happy Cow and Ramsi's received so many rave reviews we decided to give them a try (Ramsi's only has 4 out of 5 happy cows but I'm guessing that is mostly due to Happy Cow's unfortunate policy of only allowing 100% vegetarian restaurants to be rated with 5 cows).

When we told our waiter we were vegan he explained to us that there were both vegan and non-vegan items on the buffet but all of the vegan items would be labeled as such.

We walked down the hallway of the restaurant and turned right, into what looked like someone's dining room with buffet tables set up. The home-style atmosphere made us feel like we were walking into the middle of a potluck and, for a moment, I kind of felt like we should have brought along a dish to share!

On our first trip to the buffet, we filled our plates with (clockwise from top) home-style potatoes with tofu scramble, Punjabi samosa stuffed with potatoes and peas, black bean quesadilla (the cheese is hiding under there somewhere) topped with a little tofu scramble and some pico de gallo, sausage patty, and our favorite...a black bean cake topped with hummus and guacamole. Those black bean cakes were so delicious I could have eaten them alone and been one happy vegan!

On our second trip, we got (again, clockwise from top) biscuits with gravy (just so-so), spinach salad with strawberries, sliced apples and some kind of fruity vinaigrette, and a little sampling of their nachos.

Our third trip was a sweet medley of fruit. Marty also tried some vegan pudding they had but I didn't care for it.

We arrived with empty bellies and left very full and happy. Because we were there during Sunday brunch we didn't order off of their enormous menu but we look forward to trying that the next time we're in Louisville. Ramsi's Cafe on the World is a delightful place and we would highly recommend it to vegans as well as non-vegans.

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  1. Wow! Ramsi's sounds amazing. I'm in the mood for some vegan brunch right now... want to meet there around noon? :)

  2. Next time we are in Louisville, we will definitely stop at Ramsi's