Kentucky Native Café

Escape the winter cold to dine and relax in our garden.
Kentucky Native Café is now open in our greenhouses featuring crêpes, soups, wine, and local craft beer.

Hours

Tuesday - Sunday
11AM - Open
10PM - Last call for food and drinks

Ongoing Events

Raclette Night: Fridays from 5-8PM, join us for a cheese scrape when we fire up the raclette cheese melter.

Live Music: Every Sunday from 12-2PM, various local artists play live music in the greenhouse.

Reading Series: Every last Monday of the month at 8PM, the Kentucky Native Café will be inviting different authors to read their work at the Last Monday Reading Series.

Parking

Parking is at 446 East High Street. Our entrance is at the back of the parking lot.  

Lynn Winters, chef and founder of Lynn's Paradise Café
“The Michlers ‘have the patience to not be trendy,' she said. ‘They do just right and no more … which is harder than anything.'"
— Keeneland Magazine, Summer 2019
“Eeeek!!!!! I'm so excited about having found this hidden gem!" 
— -Alicia W., Yelp, 9/24/2017

Drinks

Beer: Glasshouse Helles is our house beer for the winter, and Michler Weisse is our summer house beer. All other beers rotate with an emphasis on local breweries.
Wine: Rotating wines are sold by the glass and bottle.
Signature Drinks: We serve rotating cocktails and bellinis with fresh-squeezed seasonal fruits.
Non-Alcoholic: Coffee and tea are always available, along with rotating fruit spritzers and house-made sodas.

Food

Lunch is served weekdays from 11AM-4PM and features rotating sandwiches and soup.  


Our full menu is served after 4PM weekdays and all day weekends. A meal costs between $10-$15, and the menu rotates constantly. A typical day has mezze items to share, our housemade pretzels, hummus bowls, crêpes, and soups. We don't post the menu anywhere except on the chalkboard here at the greenhouses, but you are welcome to call us during our open hours to inquire what we are serving that day.

FAQ

Can I bring my dog?  During the summer, yes. Our winter seating is indoors, and no dogs are permitted.
Are children welcome?  Yes, children are welcome. Children must be supervised and accompanied by an adult at all times on the property.  
Can I make a reservation? All seating is first come, first serve, and we do not book events.  
Can I bring outside food or drinks? No outside food or drinks (except birthday cakes/pies/cobblers/crisps/clafoutis).
Can I see a menu?
We rotate it daily (and we update this website about twice a year...) so the most accurate information is on our chalk boards. You can also give us a call.  
Other questions? Call us during our open hours at (859)281-1718.

“Just envision yourself at a table, glass of wine in hand, surrounded by foliage and twinkling lights...it's basically a dream come true, restaurant speaking. "
— -Courtney H.,Yelp, 1/9/2018