New! Café 29

New! Café 29

Officially open to the public, the new Café 29 at Cheekwood is operated by French-American bar and restaurant Sea Salt. The café is located inside the newly restored Frist Learning Center Courtyard, and is open during Cheekwood’s operating hours, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday, and offers a casual, made-to-order menu including soups, sandwiches, salads, smoothies, baked goods, a children’s menu, snacks, coffee selections and alcoholic beverages.



Limited Winter Hours Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. *The café will remain open during Cheekwood’s extended hours for public programming. The cafe is accessible with a Cheekwood membership or general admission ticket. The café will resume regular operating hours with the start of Cheekwood in Bloom on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Cheekwood members receive a 10% off discount in our café and gift shop!

Café 29 Menu

*Menu items subject to change.

About Café 29 

Indoor and outdoor seating is available in the café and the Frist Learning Center Courtyard. The café features picnics to go with a convenient pick-up window. 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

New! Blooms & Brunch

March 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7
11 am – 2 pm

Sunday funday has never tasted (or looked) so good. Come out to Cheekwood and enjoy a full brunch buffet and bottomless mimosas at Cafe 29! Blooms & Brunch will be every Sunday during Cheekwood in Blooms from 11 am – 2 pm.

Brunch Buffet:
Adults $19.29 per person
Kids under 10 years $9.29 per person
*price does not include Cheekwood admission for not-yet-members

Bottomless Mimosas $20
Bloody Marys $10

This event is first come, first served. Arrive early for the brunch, and stay for the blooms. Reservations not required. Cheekwood members receive a 10% off discount.

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