Hidden In Plain Sight: St. Joseph’s

Lending My Lens


The St. Joseph’s neighborhood is nestled up to the University of Louisville’s campus, inconspicuous to most. Interstate 65 bounds the neighborhood’s west side where it stretches along Eastern Parkway until it reaches S. Preston Street. The neighborhood is comprised of only a handful of streets lined with bungalows and shotgun-houses, and it has a little less than 2000 residents. But don’t let its unassumingness delude you. Arguably, St. Joseph’s is home to Louisville’s most popular bakery, coffee shop, and ice cream stand, and not to mention a well-kept secret.


On a Sunday morning its not unusual to for a line to be forming nearly out the door of Nord’s Bakery. Although they are known for their cakes, pastries, and other sweets, Nord’s draws a crowd of regulars for their freshly-made donuts. From the classic Long John to maple-bacon topped, a wide assortment of donuts fill the display, but not for long as customers stream through…

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