We arrived in Lexington Kentucky around 4 PM, tired from the long drive and our bar hopping in Nashville the night before. The plan was to hangout in the hotel and rest… So happy we didn’t! Lexington turned out to be my favorite place on this trip. The town is adorable, plus I love all the horse figurines all over the town.
In the hotel I looked up places to eat while my mom and Matt took a nap. I Instagram “places” searched around the area. I love finding smaller local spots and seeing everyone’s artsy Insta posts about them. I stumbled upon several posts for Kentucky Native Cafe. Kentucky Native Cafe is a greenhouse turned outdoor café fully equipped with a nursery and small kitchen with tapas and beer. So cute and earthy. My mom and I absolutely loved it here. We had their goat cheese and olive plate, Bavarian pretzels with beer cheese and tried a beer/lemonade mix. Every way was amazing.
We wanted to hit a couple of spots so we only got beer and appetizers here. Driving back into the main strip of town we came across Triangle Park. They were showing Elf in the park! It was so cute to see a community gather with their picnic blankets, kids, food trucks and pups! We stayed for a little enjoying the spirit of Lexington.
Across the street was Pies and Pints. A local pizza shop with another large beer selection! Next time you’re in Lexington, stop in an order a pie paired with Sweet Water Blueberry beer and grilled buffalo wings! The atmosphere and staff is so inviting you’ll want to stay all night.
The next morning we grabbed breakfast at Shakespeare & Co. An awesome middle eastern restaurant franchised in the US. Entering feels like walking into a fairy tale, “chair or couch ma’am” I was asked. Couch.. Obviously. So much detail everywhere from the spoons to the ceiling tiles. Enjoy the photos, too beautiful to describe with words!
Before heading out to spot #4 we stopped by a weekly Lexington Farmers Market to gaze at the fresh blooms and local farmers harvests.