Highland Morning Provides Tasty Breakfast Fare

Michael Webb, Staff Reporter

The aroma of grilled cheese and tomato soup that formerly lingered outside the building has been overtaken by the savory smell of blueberry pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and meat-filled omelets.

Highland Morning, the newest breakfast diner in St. Matthews, is an independently owned restaurant that serves everything from Bloody Marys and mimosas to “Katie’s Waffles” filled with chocolate and topped with strawberries.

Other items on the menu include the “Good Morning Breakfast Burrito,” steak ‘n’ eggs, oatmeal, and their famous “The Classic,” served all day and featuring two eggs any style, two strips of bacon or two sausage patties served with a choice of a biscuit or toast.

The restaurant has two locations in Louisville — one on Bardstown Road and the other on St. Matthews Avenue next to Trinity High School where Tom + Chee was located.

Michael Coe manages the day-to-day operations of Highland Morning while his dad, Bruce Coe, and cousin Slater Coe own the restaurant. His sister, Katie Coe, manages the social media.  

Highland Morning is the place to go for a Sunday brunch when McDonald’s just isn’t doing it for you. It is a great place for the whole family at a relatively low price.

When you walk in, you’re greeted with a warm welcome. The service was great, and not once did my drink get empty. My questions about the food were thoroughly answered by the servers.

I got the half order of biscuits ‘n’ gravy and orange juice, with hot chocolate to top it off. The biscuits came out hot and fluffy, topped with white, creamy gravy and chunks of sausage scattered throughout.

I guarantee they will satisfy anyone’s taste buds. The hot chocolate made me wish for 40-degree weather while I wiped the whipped cream mustache from my upper lip. By far the best part of the meal had to be the orange juice — very sweet and tangy. I went through three glasses in one sitting.

My friend got “The Classic,” which consisted of fluffy, steaming scrambled eggs that came in a very generous portion.

The meal also came with sizzling bacon. It was crispy with a little bit of chewiness and a grill flavor. The toast was served with butter.

This little restaurant provides a warm, cozy feeling, allowing a chance to focus on your meal and friends. The food was very good and generously portioned.

Highland Morning is the place to go for a Sunday brunch when McDonald’s just isn’t doing it for you. It is a great place for the whole family at a relatively low price.