Local Love: Coffee Pub

Friday, March 21, 2014

               

Located less than 4 miles from the Blue Grass Airport, in a historic 170-year-old stone house, is Coffee Pub, a go-to favorite of the AirMart staff.  The scenic drive through horse country to this local treasure is like sampling all the beauty Lexington has to offer.  Rolling hills are speckled with sprawling fences, historic homes, and expansive horse farms.  The charm of Coffee Pub does not end with its locale: owner Erin Rader takes great pride in Coffee Pub’s pleasantly homey aesthetic.  With its original wooden beams and warm yellow walls sprinkled with equine art and photography, Coffee Pub attracts locals, equine industrials, and tourists alike. 

While the ambiance is worth a trip in itself, the food certainly does not disappoint. Erin takes great care in choosing fresh Kentucky Proud ingredients and even serves a custom “Pub Blend,” roasted by local coffee roasters, Lexington Coffee and Tea.  An equestrian-themed menu features the names of past Kentucky Derby winners like a breakfast entree named Giacomo (corned beef hash and three eggs any style, served with your choice of toast or English muffin), or a sandwich named Funnycide (Applewood bacon and cheddar cheese served on an 8 oz prime rib burger with lettuce, tomato and onion on a Kaiser roll), as well as some more traditional favorites.  They also serve specialty coffee drinks, and have a children’s menu “For Lil’ Colts and Fillies.”  Breakfast is available Monday through Friday, from 8am-11am, and is only served on Saturday and Sunday.  Lunch is available from 11am-2pm Monday through Friday, and includes limited breakfast items.

When celebrity chef Bobby Flay visited Lexington and asked a local for a breakfast recommendation,Coffee Pub was an obvious choice.

So if you're looking for a unique, cozy place to fly in for a weekend brunch, grab a crew car and make the scenic drive to the Coffee Pub. It's Kentucky through and through. But if you come, bring your planner, because you'll be thinking about your next visit before you even leave.

Owner Erin Rader with Celebrity Chef, Bobby FLay

 

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