Kentucky Native Café Night Scene

Kentucky Native Café


Tueday - Sunday
Open at 11AM
Last Call at 10PM
Lights Out at 11PM

Closed on Mondays

Ongoing Events

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 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


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.


For the table, we offer our pretzels, hummus bowls, and a cheese plate.

For the individual, we offer a rotating menu of salads, soups and a sandwich or two.

A meal costs between $12-$16, and the limited menu rotates constantly. 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.


Can I bring my dog?  Calm, well behaved dogs are welcome in our outdoor areas.
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.  
Are you open if it rains?
Indeed we stay open even when it rains, but covered seating is very limited in the Spring and and Summer.
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's basically a dream come true, restaurant speaking. "
— -Courtney H.,Yelp, 1/9/2018