Café 29 | Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
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Café 29

The café is located inside the Frist Learning Center Courtyard, and offers a casual, made-to-order menu including soups, sandwiches, salads, baked goods, a children’s menu, snacks, coffee selections and alcoholic beverages.

The cafe is accessible with a Cheekwood membership or general admission ticket. Cheekwood members receive a 10% off discount in our café and gift shop with proof of membership!

*Menu items subject to change.

Café 29 Hours

Regular Hours 
Tuesday – Sunday | 9 AM – 4 PM

Thursday Night Out
Thursday | 5:30 – 9 PM

The Cafe will close for inside dining at 1:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays to prepare for our Seasonal Teas during Spring, Summer, and Harvest seasons and 1:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the Holiday Lights season. A limited menu will still be available for purchase through the to-go window. For more exact dates, please check our Seasonal Teas event page.

Cafe 29

About Café 29

Indoor and outdoor seating is available in the café and the Frist Learning Center Courtyard. With sustainability top of mind, the café uses locally-sourced ingredients, and serves food in recyclable or compostable packaging. Café 29’s coffee drinks features the original Maxwell House coffee blend, a tribute to the coffee that helped create Cheekwood. Leslie Cheek, who ran his family’s wholesale grocery distribution C. T. Cheek & Sons, had invested in his cousin Joel Cheek’s Maxwell House business. Upon its 1928 sale for $45 million, Leslie’s already existing fortune expanded. A vibrant display of historic imagery and interpretation on Cheekwood connections to Maxwell House can be found in the new café. The name Café 29 pays homage to the year 1929, when the Cheek family broke ground on the estate. For questions, contact [email protected].

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