Fleur de Lis Cafe

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of having dinner with an awesome group of friends at Fleur de Lis Cafe here in Louisville.


Fleur de Lis Cafe is located in the Deer Park neighborhood on Bardstown Road in the same location as the former Sweet ‘n Savory Cafe. With new owners came a new name and a new menu. Here’s a great review from the Courier-Journal: Fleur de Lis meant to be savored.

As a vegan, my favorite thing about the menu was the inclusion of several vegan items to choose from:


In fact, even though I was the only vegan in our group (we did have 2 vegetarians and 1 flexitarian), our entire table ordered from the vegan menu! 🙂

But first, we had to take advantage of the half price bottles of wine. For this particular selection, two glasses would’ve been $12, but the entire bottle was $11. No brainer!

Courtney and I split this one:

Purple Cowboy


The blend was called Tenacious Red and we both really enjoyed it. It was quite smooth for a red wine!

As an appetizer, we all shared the fried plaintains, but I didn’t get a picture of them. Trust me, they were delicious! For being fried, they weren’t greasy and the salsa that came with it added a nice touch of spiciness.

For my entree, I ordered the black bean burger, which came on a bun with guacamole, greens and tomatoes, a side of fries, and a pickle.

Fleur de Lis cafe

Normally, I would complain about paying $12 for a meal, but this one was worth it! The bean burger was delicious and didn’t fall apart like the ones I make at home! And it was so comforting to order from a menu knowing what I’m getting is really vegan, without having to say “no cheese” “no mayo” and so on.

I should also mention that it’s quite a cute place, with lots of art work on the walls, white tablecloths and tiny flowers on each table. It’s the little things that impress me if you didn’t already know! 😉

I appreciate the Fleur de Lis Cafe’s willingness to offer such delicious vegan items. A few of our friends tried the lasagna, which got rave reviews from our table. I read on their Facebook page that they will soon be offering a new Fall menu, complete with new vegan items.

So it looks like I will be visiting again soon! 🙂

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About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on September 15, 2010, in Dinner, restaurants and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. I was so excited about Fleur de Lis opening, and couldn’t wait to eat there. Then they started advertising their Fois Gras, and since then I haven’t been able to bring myself to support them. While I obviously find all animal products cruelty, I find veal and Fois Gras to be exceptionally so, and have trouble visiting places where those items are on the menu. It’s really irrational thinking, and I’d LOVE to throw my support behind a restaurant that goes out of their way to have an entirely vegan menu section. Who knows? Maybe I’ll eat there some day.

    • Thanks Carrie! In a perfect world for me (us), all restaurants would be vegan and we wouldn’t even have to make such distinctions. But I was glad to support this place because they are doing what so many others are not. But I get what you are saying. I felt bad last night because I had to eat at John E’s with my family (I had a plain salad and baked potato), where everyone but me got fried chicken and they have stuffed deer and elk hanging on the walls. 😦

    • Weird…I didn’t know that. They must be one of the few in Louisville who do.

      Cool that they have vegan options marked, Sarah!

  2. That looks like a great meal – and the wine deal makes up for the price of the burger! It’s awesome to know that you’re getting a vegan meal without having to ask questions or make special requests.

  3. if you keep showing me all these great places to eat in Kentucky, I might have to actually go out there! don’t be shocked when you see me, knocking on your door lol

  4. I love that some restaurants now have vegan options 🙂

  5. Who needs cheese when there is guacamole!

  6. i went there for breakfast saturday, and was disappointed to see, still, an almost complete lack of vegan options other than a fruit plate. so i told the waiter they should develop a vegan gravy for biscuits, and wrote on my ticket that they could easily offer tofu scrambles! (i did eat the egg that day … my first eggs since around christmas time …. hell, they were locally sourced and i was hungry. however i skipped the bacon and cheese. of course.)

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