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3940 Shelbyville Rd, Saint Matthews, KY 40207-3170
+1 502-896-4438
06:30 - 17:00
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Sun 06:00 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 06:30 - 17:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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334 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped by yesterday and was happy they had a bunch of king cakes ready to go for Fat Tuesday! Glad they had me covered because I neglected to order one in advance!

Thank Coomsey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Not only are the baked goods incredible they serve great chili and sandwiches for lunch. There are always plenty of staff ready to help and make your visit easy. Take your children they will love looking at all the treats. Plehn's is unbeatable.

Thank Greg B
Florida Panhandle, Florida
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting the area and read the great reviews about this place so decided to stop in and purchased an eclair and a cheese danish. Both were delicious but the eclair was a stand out! Highly recommended! A great local bakery where you can eat in or take out. Will definitely be back!

Thank Alexventures
Saint Matthews, Kentucky
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The vanilla and chocolate cupcakes and delicious and the icing is freshly made and perfect. These are my absolute favorite. Their cakes are not only beautiful but also flawless. Plehn's is my go to bakery for holidays they always have themed baked goods and on ST Patricks Day, green bread. They have an old fashioned lunch counter and have daily... More 

Thank TravelingPantsMom
Louisville, Kentucky
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The baked goods at Plehn's are second to none. Runny butter kutchen is the best. Cookies are fabulous. Bear claws are so good. They have a varied deli selection. Chicken salad and soups. Need a joke cake? They make a pooh cake with tissue and flies on it. And it tastes great. You must order this ahead of time.

Thank ritadugan
Louisville, Kentucky
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111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great bread, pastry, cookies, pies, soups, sandwiches . Always have seasonal cookies and special order icing. You will find speciality breads that are not made anywhere else in town (to the best of my knowledge). Always a line but well staffed with fast service. >80 years of great service to the local community Highly recommended!!

Thank sfmurphy12016
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place is great. My father in law has been eating here since the 1950s. Plehn's butter rolls with country ham are a thing to behold. My favorite part about KY besides Bourbon and college hoops.... horse racing too I guess. Great for breakfast and lunch.

Thank Jasper S
Louisville, Kentucky
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This bakery has been a local favorite since 1924 and will not disappoint your sweet tooth. Whether you want breakfast, lunch, cookies, breads/buns, decorated cakes, danishes, doughnuts, ice cream or other sweet treats this full service bakery can satisfy your craving for something tasty. Wonderful people and friendly service.

1 Thank derbyfan2016
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

In the heart of St. Matthews is the oldest bakery in the city, Plehn's bakery. It has many good features. There is an old fashioned soda-fountain style counter where you can get soup and sandwich or coffee and donuts. As a bakery, there are many types of pastries and donuts. I love the pecan and chocolate pastries. Also the cherry... More 

Thank EyeGuy2
Louisville, Kentucky
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

My wife ordered "bride and groom" cookies for our daughter's wedding. She had seen some from another company at a previous wedding and described it to the staff at Plehn's. When we arrived on the eve, eve of the out of town wedding, the cookies were not pretty at all and looked like someone just clunked the icing on top.... More 

Thank Mark B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
06:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3940 Shelbyville Rd, Saint Matthews, KY 40207-3170
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Saint Matthews
  • Phone Number: +1 502-896-4438

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?